I have had the most romantic request ever.
And I need your help.
It involves a marriage proposal and the most beautiful city in the world. Yes, I am biased.
Where is the most romantic place in Paris and how could the proposal be done?
I have thought of nothing else since my help was called for.
Firstly I thought about the element of surprise; that is a must.
Then I thought about the execution; it has to be possible and nothing can be left to chance.
Obviously the moment must be memorable for a lifetime; the pressure is on.
I love the idea of combining a magical location with a surprise action. Do they venture into Notre Dame Cathedral to light a candle and an engagement ring magically appears as he strikes the match? Is there a ring hidden somewhere in Jardins des Tuileries and discovered on a romantic stroll at dusk? Does he propose in the Winter Garden at the Musée Jacquemart Andrée?
Or pop the question beside Monet’s Water Lilies in Musée de l’Orangerie. What about Le Palais Royal amongst the black and white sculpture of Daniel Buren?
Then there is the Temple Romantique in the Bois de Vincennes or a ride on the vintage carousel at the Musée des Arts Forains. The Galerie Vivienne is the perfect place for a surprise tryst or simply a walk along the Seine could provide the perfect moment and an unforgettable backdrop.
Paris has always been “our” anniversary destination for many years.
It is a little late for a proposal, I was a sure bet many years ago, but the city still plays romance like no other.
Can we together think of the most romantic Parisian marriage proposal of all? I am pretty sure we are all hopeless romantics; at least I hope so. xv
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