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The Proposal Planner: Jay and KT

Posted by SarahDec 09, 2015

Jay and KT, pilot and flight attendant, met in the air and have been on cloud nine ever since! How does a pilot propose? With paper planes, of course!

 

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After treating KT to a surprise shopping trip to find the perfect dress, a delicious lunch with a friend, and hair and makeup, Jay had her meet him at a restaurant with a view! When KT walked into the room, she was greeted by a romantic pathway of rose petals and candles. At the end, Jay was waiting for her with many paper airplanes, as well as a diamond!

 

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After reading each of the love notes on the paper planes, Jay dropped to one knee and proposed! After receiving a “YES!”, these lovebirds enjoyed a private dinner for two overlooking Columbus Circle.

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Congratulations KT and Jay and a big thank you to Mikkel Paige Photography for the amazing photos!

The Proposal Planner: Iain & Jane

Posted by SarahFeb 20, 2015

Iain and Jane’s proposal took place on a breezy autumn afternoon in Manhattan. The couple flew in from the UK on what Jane thought was just another (amazing) vacation. Little did she know, Iain had plans to make the trip their most memorable one ever! That day, the couple was scheduled to tour the parks of NYC. The final stop was to be Bryant Park where the couple had plans to get dinner after their long day of touring. Full disclosure: Iain’s last name is also “Bryant” and he planned to use the park to his full advantage! When the couple arrived, our team was already covertly in place, posing as the maitre d’, ready to whisk the couple up to the rooftop of the Bryant Park Grill where Jane would get a “better view” of the park. As the couple made their way to the edge of the rooftop, Jane looked down to see an enormous banner that read “Jane, Please become a Bryant. Will you marry me?”. A band, that had been posing at restaurant, patrons, rose and began to sing the couple’s special song as Iain got down on one knee to pop the question. Needless to say, the bride-to-be accepted Iain’s proposal and they celebrated their engagement with a private lunch at the Grill.

Congratulations to Iain & Jane!

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Thank you to Paparazzi Proposals for the pictures!

<iframe src=”https://player.vimeo.com/video/110861448?color=c9661a&title=0&byline=0&portrait=0″ width=”500″ height=”230″ frameborder=”0″ webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/110861448″>Jane &amp; Iain | Proposal</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/orangefilmsny”>Edward Zilberman | Orange Films*</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>

Thank you to Edward of Orange Films for the amazing video!

The Proposal Planner: Travis & Tamara

Posted by SarahDec 04, 2014

Travis and Tamara’s proposal was a beautiful family affair. Tamara’s father lives in Puerto Rico and she had not seen him a while so Travis knew he wanted to include him in this special moment. Tamara thought that they were simply in New York City for a special night out. They checked into their hotel and once they were settled in their room, they received a surprise phone call from the concierge. They were invited to a “special AMEX cocktail hour” in the hotel’s rooftop venue, a stunning room with amazing views of the NYC skyline. When the elevator door opened, Tamara was stunned to see the room filled with lush florals in her favorite color, purple, and a band playing the couple’s special song. Travis got down on one knee and proposed and Tamara responded with a resounding “yes”! But, the surprises for Tamara were not over yet! Tamara was overwhelmed with emotion when her family and adorable young son ran out to greet newly engaged couple and congratulate them! It was especially emotional as Tamara had not seen her father in some time. The family then enjoyed a private dinner in the space at a table covered in love poems chosen by Travis to celebrate their relationship.

Travis and Tamara’s proposal was featured on The Knot in this article on my tips for a perfect proposal. See the full article here. 

Congratulations to Travis & Tamara!

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Thanks so much to Paparazzi Proposals for the gorgeous photographs!

The Proposal Planner: Sunil & Reema

Posted by SarahNov 14, 2014

Sunil’s proposal was one of the most unique and fun ones we have planned! Reema thought that she was on her way to a salsa class with a friend that she purchased on Groupon. We even had a fake certificate created to make sure to sell the surprise! When she arrived at the hotel, signs pointed her to the rooftop space where her “salsa class” was being held. When the elevator doors opened, Reema was greeted with the surprise of her life! Sunil had giant boards hand-painted to represent special moments in their relationship. The first panel she saw when she entered the room featured the couple’s Match.com profiles which was how they met. As each of the boards was pulled away, Reema got to walk through the history of their relationship. When the final board was pulled away, Sunil was standing at the end, (gorgeous) ring in hand, ready to propose!

 Congratulations to Sunil & Reema!

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Thank you to Paparazzi Proposals for the beautiful photographs!

The Proposal Planner: Abe & Nellie

Posted by SarahOct 10, 2014

Abe knew that he wanted to incorporate Vegas into his proposal to Nellie. The two of them absolutely loved vacationing there and if Abe couldn’t bring Nellie to Vegas, he was going to bring Vegas to NYC! Nellie had no idea what was in store for her the night that Abe invited her to a “work party” on the rooftop of a luxurious NYC hotel. When the elevator doors opened, Nellie found herself in a room transformed into a Vegas casino! Abe walked Nellie to a custom craps table with “Will You Marry Me” written on it and a deck of cards listing all of the reasons he loves her. Abe then got down on one knee and popped the question! After he got the “yes” confetti cannons went off and the couples friends ran in to join them for a casino-themed party!

Congratulations to Abe & Nellie!

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 Thank you to Paparazzi Proposals for the beautiful pictures!

The Proposal Planner: Cynthia & Humberto

Posted by SarahOct 03, 2014

Going to see a musical on Broadway in New York City is always exciting – but even more so for our couple, Cynthia and Humberto! Cynthia started off the day in NYC thinking that Humberto was simply taking her on a city tour that included a “memory scrapbook”. At every New York City attraction they visited, they took a Polaroid picture to remember their trip by. Cynthia was excited that Humberto was taking her to see Wicked The Musical after their tour, but she had no idea what was actually in store! The couple enjoyed the show tremendously and were then offered a chance to tour the backstage area. As Cynthia and Humberto walked across the stage where the show had just taken place, Humberto got down on one knee and proposed! Cynthia said “Yes!” and the couple got their fairy tale ending!

Congratulations to Cynthia and Humberto!

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Thanks to Paparazzi Proposals for the pictures!

The Proposal Planner: Clayton and Amy

Posted by SarahMar 31, 2014

Clayton proposed to Amy with a starry night she will never forget.  Thinking they were just going out for a nice dinner, Clayton and Amy arrived at the Asisate where they were ushered to a private room overlooking Columbus Circle.  Displayed in the middle of the room was a tree instillation covered with Swarovski crystal stars and garland.  On each star was a message and significant date from the couple’s relationship.  After reading each of the messages to Amy, Clayton proposed and she said yes!  The couple celebrated their engagement with a romantic dinner for two in the private room.  When they returned back to their hotel room Amy found the book “The Stars” placed on the bed.  Inside was a personal inscription from Clayton.  Congratulations Amy and Clayton!

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Thanks to Mikkel Paige for the beautiful photos!

The Proposal Planner: Daniel and Elena

Posted by SarahFeb 03, 2014

Elena thought she and Daniel were just going to dinner, but instead what she got was a night that she would never forget. This beautiful proposal all started when the couple was asked if they wanted to watch the premier of a short film that was about to be played on a jumbo screen mounted on the side of the building.  As the video started and Elena and Daniel stood and watched, Elena soon began to realize that it was a personal slide show which consisted of pictures of the two of them. The last slide presented the words “Will You Marry Me?” and as Daniel dropped to one knee, Elena instantly burst into tears. Daniel then had one last surprise. Wanting to honor and represent Elena’s passion for cooking, he presented her with a beautiful cutting board that was personally engraved with their names and engagement date. The couple concluded with a celebratory champagne toast. Congratulations Daniel and Elena!

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Thank to Zlatko Batistich for the wonderful photos!

The Proposal Planner: Josh and Natalyia

Posted by SarahDec 23, 2013

Josh let Natalyia know almost everyday that she is the one he wants to spend the rest of his life with. He now was ready for that big moment to make it official, and there was no holding back with this one. The proposal started by teaming up with the interactive play, Sleep No More, where Josh was to pop the question at their exclusive rooftop restaurant, Gallow Green (before it was even open to the public!). Natalyia still had no idea, and believed that she was just another individual partaking in this interactive experience. When both of them finally met, they stood on the rooftop  inside an old vintage train car which was surrounded by pages of poetry written by Pabloe Neruda, one of the couple’s favorite poet. After getting down on one knee and receiving a yes, the two of them were ushered away in a stunning 1932 Hupmobile to enjoy dinner at Natalyia’s favorite restaurant, Daniel’s. Josh surprised Natalyia further by having them enjoy dinner in the restaurant’s private sky box and was served by the executive chef himself. The next day the couple was off to Greece and France and we couldn’t be happier for them. The amazing couple’s proposal was featured in the New York Post and on Good Morning America! Congratulations Josh and Natalyia!

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Thanks to Kelly Guenther for the photos!

The Proposal Planner: Allen and Fen

Posted by SarahNov 11, 2013

Working with Allen, who is both incredibly kind and lives in Australia, to create his dream proposal was an absolute blast.  Many late night and early morning phone calls were made between Allen in Australia and myself in New York, but the end product was a truly unique proposal.  Fen believed she was meeting Allen’s parents in New Jersey and sightseeing on her first trip to New York City, but what she didn’t know was that Allen had been planning a Harry Potter-themed proposal for her.  Allen made a lunch reservation at an exclusive club in Manhattan, which served as the perfect backdrop for this memorable proposal.  As Allen and Fen arrived, I led Allen to the private dining room while Fen was taken to the coatroom and then escorted to Allen. Fen was met with a glass vile filled with a quote from Harry Potter.  After reading it she opened the door to the private room, which was decorated with Harry Potter books, vintage bottles made to look like potion bottles and an abundance of romantic roses and candles, and was confronted by a kneeling Allen and an engagement ring.  After she said yes, the two enjoyed a romantic lunch for two.  The happy couple’s imaginative engagement was even featured in the New York Post.  If you missed it, click here to read!  Congratulations, Allen & Fen!

 

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Thanks to Zlatko Batistich for the gorgeous photos!

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