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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!

 

Airplane-Proposal

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 on Martha Stewart Weddings

Posted by SarahNov 14, 2014

Looking for the perfect place to propose in and around NYC? Check out my advice on the perfect place to pop the question in our feature on Martha Stewart Weddings!

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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!

Wicked The Musical, Broadway Proposal, Engagement ring

Thanks to Paparazzi Proposals for the pictures!

The Proposal Planner on You & Me.TV

Posted by SarahSep 10, 2014

I am so excited to be featured on  You & Me.TV in their article on how to plan the perfect marriage proposal! To read the full article, go to YouNMe.TV!

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The Proposal Planner: Sunil and Shahira

Posted by SarahAug 04, 2014

What could be more exciting, mysterious and romantic than a James Bond movie? Sunil and Shahira’s James Bond inspired marriage proposal.  Shahira was treated to a relaxing spa day as a decoy for her ultimate surprise later that night.  When she arrived back to her hotel room, Sunil had a beautiful dress draped on the bed with a top secret mission letter next to it.  Her mission; to put on the dress, get her hair and makeup done and meet her driver downstairs.  Her driver took her to a secret location where she was handed a second top secret mission letter.  She headed inside as instructed and ordered a martini, shaken not stirred.  After ordering her drink, all of the other people in the room froze and a curtain in the middle of the room opened.  Sunil was standing at the end of the red carpet on the other side of the curtain.  As Shahira walked to him, the people started to sing a special song for them. At the end of the song, Sunil proposed and Shahira said YES!  After this super secret proposal, the two headed to a romantic dinner to celebrate their new engagement.  Congratulations Sunil and Shahira!

James Bond Proposal, Martini Shaken

James Bond Propsal Venue

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James Bond Proposal, She Said Yes

James Bond Proposal NYC

James Bond Proposal NYC

Thank you to Paparazzi Proposals for the amazing photos!

The Proposal Planner: Jaison and Ann

Posted by SarahMay 05, 2014

We were so thrilled to help Jaison plan the perfect marriage proposal for this girlfriend Ann.  Jaison wanted his proposal to be a complete surprise.  Being in a long distance relationship, Ann didn’t even know Jaison was going to be in town.  Little did she know Jaison wasn’t the only surprise of the night.  When she arrived for dinner with friends the hostess lead Ann to a private room.  She was completely blown away to see not only her friends and family but Jaison standing in the middle of the room!  As soon as she entered the room a pianist started playing and Jaison began singing “I Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis.  After his serenade Jaison dropped to one knee and proposed to Ann, she said yes!  The newly engaged couple celebrated the night with a party for friends and family.  Congratulations Jaison and Ann!

Serenade Proposal

Down on One Knee

Happy Couple

Thanks to Craig Warga for the beautiful photos!

The Proposal Planner: George and Christine

Posted by SarahApr 28, 2014

George and his girlfriend Christine’s love of wine was the inspiration for their Italian style marriage proposal.  The proposal started to take shape when George gave Christine a private wine tasting for Christmas.  Unknown to Christine, this wine tasting would be completely orchestrated by our proposal team.  The day of the proposal the couple arrived for their private wine tasting.  George chose a Bordeaux theme for the tasting because of an upcoming trip the couple has planned to Bordeaux, Italy.  As the tasting came to an end the Sommelier asked George and Christine to take an audio quiz on the wines they learned about.  Instead of a quiz an original song that George wrote with a professional songwriter began to play.  When the song came to an end George dropped to one knee and proposed to Christine.  The couple celebrated their engagement with a private cooking lesson where they learned how to make an authentic Italian dessert.  Congratulations George and Christine!

Thank you to Mikkel Paige for the beautiful photos!

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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Will You Marry Me?

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Private Proposal Dinner

Thanks to Mikkel Paige for the beautiful photos!

The Proposal Planner: Bo and Kelcie

Posted by SarahMar 17, 2014

Kelcie’s love of fashion was the centerpiece for her one of a kind marriage proposal in New York City. This amazing day all started with a shopping tour of New York City’s famous SoHo neighborhood.  The couple then took a private car across the river to the Brooklyn Museum where they enjoyed a private tour of the Gaultier fashion exhibit.  Little did Kelcie know that’s as they were making their way through the exhibit, our proposal team was transforming the foyer into a completely custom proposal spot.  As they came to the end of the exhibit a table was now displayed with 8 pairs of shoes, one pair for each year of their relationship. Bo led Kelcie down the line of shoes, revealing the highlights of their relationship on the inside of each shoebox. A final pair of shoes displayed the message “Marry Me” on the bottom.  Bo proposed and Kelcie said yes! We are thrilled to have our couples wonderful proposal featured on How He Asked! Check out the post here. Congratulations Bo and Kelcie!

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Thanks to Craig Warga for the great photos!

The Proposal Planner: Chris and Petra

Posted by SarahMar 10, 2014

Chris put his total heart and soul into this amazing proposal. He wanted to make it clear to Petra how much he adored her and how lucky he was to be with her. Thus Lucky in Love was born and became the title to this one of kind engagement. From the very beginning, a plan was set up to completely catch Petra off guard. She thought that she and Chris would be meeting with some friends from overseas for a birthday, but instead she was lead into an empty Penthouse suite with a spectacular view overlooking the city. It was flawlessly decorated and just for her. When they entered the room a huge wall mural displayed pictures of the couple. A guitarist sat in the corner and played Journey’s “When A Man Loves A Woman”, and the lyrics were also printed on the beautiful white runner that was laid on the floor. As the two of them walked the runner they found themselves standing under a floral arch where miniature horseshoes hung from, and all had a reason written up by Chris of why he knows he is lucky to have her. After reading every single one, Chris got down on one knee and pulled out the ring which he perfectly disguised in a Happy Birthday gift bag. The night was far from over at that point. Just as Petra was calling her friends and family to share the good news, they all appeared after waiting so patiently in the lobby, and everyone enjoyed a wonderful evening complete with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres! Congratulations Chris and Petra!

NYC Penthouse Proposal

Lucky in Love

Surprise Proposal

Down on One Knee

Engagement Ring

Penthouse Proposal

Thanks to Daniel J Photography for the amazing photos!

Petra & Chris | The Proposal from Edward Zilberman | Orange Films* on Vimeo.

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