Kevin traveled from Malaysia to propose to Jane in the City of Love. His proposal setting was Trocadéro, which offers some of the most iconic Eiffel Tower views in Paris. It was a cold winter morning with temperatures near freezing. As chance would have it, we were blessed with a spectacular sunrise, making for soft, flattering pinkish-gold light worthy of the "Golden Hour." Kevin hired a planner to assist in executing a memorable Paris surprise proposal concept, which involved a made-up art exhibition, classical musicians, Rolls-Royce PHANTOM, and a hand-written love note. After Jane said "Yes," we made a quick pit stop at her favorite Parisian bridge, Alexander III, before concluding our 2-hour photo adventure at the Louvre.
A Paris surprise proposal as unique as she
When it comes to unique marriage proposal ideas that touch the heart, we never cease to be amazed by the creativity and passion of our gentlemen (and ladies). Kevin's proposal concept went something like this: he told Jane that they'd visit an art exhibition at Trocadéro ... and needed to arrive at sunrise in order to beat the crowds. When they reached the proposal setting (i.e. the art exhibition), they stumbled upon eight easels displaying messages related to "devotion." Kevin and Jane moved from easel to easel ... and Kevin was mindful to stay behind her as they read the general promises of devotion together. The final display then personalized Kevin's promise with a commitment to devote his entire life to making her the happiest woman in the world.
The display concluded with a simple call to action for her to turn around. And while Jane was absorbing the final message of devotion, Kevin quickly stepped back and dropped to his knee. When Jane turned around, he looked her straight in the eyes and asked her to become his wife. But Kevin was not done, yet: he patiently waited on his knee (for what must have felt like a small eternity) for Jane to come to him, then handed her a small bouquet of red roses and a beautiful love note ... which they read together. Kevin softly embraced Jane as they turned towards the Eiffel Tower. And since they had a pair of fabulous classical musicians on hand, Kevin asked Jane for their first dance as fiancée and fiancé.
When you are ready, please turn around.Kevin Lo
My favorite memory from our Paris surprise proposal was when Jane had her back turned to me, reading the final message of devotion ... and as she turned around ... I'll never forget how tears rolled down the cheeks of her beautiful face. That moment is now forever etched into my memory.Kevin Lo
"One of the 16 most epic proposal shots we've seen."Wedding Chicks
One-on-one with Chantelle-Marie, your Proposal Planner extraordinaire
A proposal planner will save you time, eliminate stress, facilitate communication with local vendors, inspire creative proposal ideas, and above all help you pull off that surprise proposal you always wanted. In particular, when you're considering a destination proposal, it's priceless to have an experienced and committed professional who can put together all the pieces for you. She'll typically have a curated list of proven vendors, and might even help you gain access to celebrity performers, exclusive venues, a helicopter, vintage car, yacht, and other concierge services. Above all, you're investing in peace of mind—do you really want to be texting with a musician or florist moments before you pop the question?
My approach to proposal planning starts with a phone or Skype consultation; thereafter, depending on the scope of your proposal, we'll frequently communicate via WhatsApp. I want to get to know you, understand your relationship, and learn as much as possible about your partner ... after all, the proposal is really about her and not you, right? You know your partner best, though ... so any romantic proposal concept starts with your vision. I'll then help you finetune, personalize, and execute it flawlessly.
Here are some of the marriage proposal trends I'm seeing heading into 2019 and beyond: gentlemen are investing a lot more time, love and resources into the proposal—it's more and more about the WOW factor, chivalry, and effort! It's no longer just about hiring a photographer and getting down on one knee. They appreciate that it's about the overall experience, starting before the actual proposal and ending well after you put the ring on her finger. Today, we're seeing what I call multi-layered concepts that affect her five senses, build anticipation, and create unforgettable moments that just keep building organically and crescendo in her saying "Yes." As such, you'll keep her guessing even if she may suspect that a proposal is coming.
Consider a scavenger hunt of sorts, personalized settings, destination proposals, classical musicians, a day-after massage, hand-written love notes, incorporating her kid or pet, candles, ... Make sure to hire a talented and discrete videographer and photographer.
And, of course, when you are ready to hire a Paris proposal planner, feel free to reach out to me for a complimentary consultation.
If you loved Kevin + Jane's Paris surprise proposal, and would like to inquire about our Collections & availability, or just get some priceless insider tips on how to pull off a proposal she will love for the rest of her life, then ...Get in touch
I'd advise any serious gentleman/lady who wants to pull off an extraordinary (destination) Paris surprise proposal to reach out to Chantelle and Cengiz as early in the proposal planning process as possible. Chantelle and Cengiz will take great care of you every step of the way. Be passionate and responsive in communication, and rest assured that Cengiz and Chantelle will mirror your commitment and energy. Don't be shy to share your proposal ideas with your planner and be 100% authentic. A great planner should be receptive to your ideas and unique vision. Only when your proposal planner appreciates your expectations and personality can she personalize a dream proposal for you.Kevin Lo