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TIPS & SECRETS FROM A NEW YORK CITY PROPOSAL, WEDDING & EVENT PLANNER

The Proposal Planner: Clayton and Amy

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!

Proposal Details

Will You Marry Me?

Engagement Ring

Private Proposal Dinner

Thanks to Mikkel Paige for the beautiful photos!

The Proposal Planner in Metro Newspaper

I am so excited to be featured in Metro Newspaper today, March 20th in honor of National Proposal Day!  Check out the article here for my top 5 tips to planning your perfect marriage proposal.

The Proposal Planner in Elle

I was so honored to be interviewed for Elle where I was able to discuss a little bit about the behind the scenes of marriage proposal planning. The article posted last Thursday, December 5th, so if you missed it make sure to read it here!

Elle

The Proposal Planner: Shkelzen and Fortune

Shkelzen proposed to Fortune in an incredibly romantic fashion.  As a nod to her first name, and that she is his treasure, he popped the question inside an old bank vault turned wine cellar!  The couple arrived at the restaurant and were escorted to their own private wine vault.  In this intimate setting we created an installation consisting of twelve vintage safety deposit boxes overflowing with lush flowers.  Each box held an envelope hand-calligraphed with each month of the year.  Inside each envelope was a card that had his favorite memory from their one-year relationship written on it.  The last envelope, however, held a note about what Shkelzen was looking forward to in their future together.  After reading all of the sentimental notes, he proposed and Fortune said yes!  To celebrate their engagement they enjoyed a romantic dinner together in the privacy of the wine vault.  Congratulations, Shkelzen and Fortune!

Down On One Knee

Marriage Proposal Details

Engagement Ring

Thanks to Paparazzi Proposals for the photos!

The Proposal Planner: Matt

Matt, a professional baseball player, wanted to propose to his girlfriend in unforgettable style, so we created a proposal that she will always remember!  After a day spent touring NYC in a helicopter and dining at a luxurious restaurant, Matt’s girlfriend thought they were heading to see the Broadway show Chicago, but she was not expecting what ensued.  The couple arrived to the theatre early and was ushered in through the side door before the show started.  Matt and his lovely girlfriend not only met some of the show’s stars, but they had the opportunity to take the stage.  When they approached center stage, Matt dropped to one knee and proposed. Elated and surprised, she said yes!  Congratulations, Matt!

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Broadway Musical Cast

Down On One Knee

Engaged Couple

Photos courtesy of Chicago

The Proposal Planner: Michael and Vivian

Vivian, who is from Australia, was on vacation in NYC with her close friend when she received the surprise of a lifetime.  Michael, Vivian’s knight in shining armor, traveled from Australia to surprise his princess while she was on vacation and swept her off her feet with this Downtown Cinderella-inspired marriage proposal.  While at their Manhattan hotel Vivian and her friend were asked to take part in what Vivian thought was a creative and edgy fairytale-themed photo shoot, but what she didn’t know is that Michael and her friend had secretly arranged the entire thing.  The girls played dress up and took gorgeous photos while they waited for the knight to arrive at the photo shoot.  When Michael, disguised in his suit of armor, arrived and took off his helmet, Vivian’s reaction was one of utter shock and pure happiness.  It was truly a fairytale proposal.  Congratulations Michael and Vivian!

Thanks to Blue Daisy Weddings for the fabulous photos and 15 Minutes of Frame for the adorable video that perfectly captures this unique proposal.

 

Downtown Cinderella

Fairytale Photo Shoot

Engagement Ring

NYC Couple

The Proposal Planner: Parvinder and Luvleen

Parvinder wanted a thoughtful and fun proposal, so that’s exactly what we planned for him!  He told Luvleen that they were part of a scavenger hunt competition with other couples, but what she didn’t know was that all of the stops on the scavenger hunt were actually places of significance to them.  Their first stop was the Museum of Natural History followed stops at by various other special NYC locations.  In addition to going to these memorable spots, there were gifts at each stop on the scavenger hunt that reminded her of their relationship.  The last “task” separated the couple, which gave Parvinder a chance to meet us at a private rooftop. When Luvleen finally arrived at the rooftop she was greeted by a sea of rose petals in vibrant hues, a candlelit tree, tons of votive candles and, because she loves Bollywood, music from the most romantic part of her favorite movie was playing in the background.  Parvinder then read her a letter he wrote and proposed!  After she said yes they enjoyed a party with their closest friends and family on the rooftop.  Congratulations, Parvinder and Luvleen!

Down On One Knee

Happy Couple

Nighttime Rooftop Proposal

Thanks to Paparazzi Proposals for the amazing photos.

The Proposal Planner on ABC’s 20/20

I was absolutely thrilled to be interviewed by Elizabeth Vargas on ABC’s 20/20 to talk about marriage proposal planning.  The segment aired this past Saturday, August 10th, so no link yet but we will post it as soon as it’s available.

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The Proposal Planner: Antonio and Sandra

Antonio told me that Sandra is a total technology junkie so I planned a proposal that was sure to impress her.  In a private room at a luxurious Manhattan hotel Antonio had three flat screen televisions displayed.  When Sandra arrived and pushed the green button on the remote that controlled the screens, personal photos followed by a message that read, “Will you marry me?” appeared.  After she said yes the fun-loving couple was all smiles despite the rain while they took photos in Central Park.  Congratulations Antonio and Sandra!

Thanks to Zlatko Batistich for the amazing photos.

Digital Marriage Proposal

Engagement Ring

NYC Marriage Proposal