The mood is just right, filled with flickering moments of intense excitement, well rehearsed preparation and unspoken anticipation. Love is in the air, perhaps now more than ever, with an unforgettable juxtaposition of palpitated eagerness and resounding patience. Then, it climaxes as he makes his way down to one knee and utters the same four worded question every girl longs to hear, “Will you marry me?” (Sigh) Proposals can pack a serious punch of romance. So when it comes to popping the question, atmosphere is key. Below are some of the best spots the world has to offer.
The Pont Neuf (Paris, France): Ay, me. Say amour. Paris, France: the city of lights, the city of love and most importantly the city of ahhhmazing proposals. An effervescent cheerleader for lovers everywhere, Paris is the epicenter for idyllic romance to unfold; so, there is no surprise that its iconic structures follow suit. Pont Neuf, ironically meaning “new bridge,” has now become the oldest bridge in France, making it a magical composition old world charm and new age love. Available at all hours and completely void of any expense to roam, this distinctive destination overlooks the Seine River and is most striking at sunset when the city takes on an amber glow.
Overlooking the Pitons (St. Lucia): Every girl yearns for a perfect proposal. After all, it will be the story she retells for over and over again to anyone who will listen – or at least until it is topped by the actual big day. Regardless, if a girl wants a ga-ga gorgeous proposal, her squeeze-to-be needn’t look any further than the ga-ga gorgeous Gros and Petit Pitons in St. Lucia. Creating a picturesque, back drop of serenity, these volcanic wonders skyrocket over 3,000 feet from the admirably saturated blue waters below. Definitely a more costly alternative, this proposal spot can feature everything from a helicopter ride to a dip in the therapeutic, Sulphur springs.
Hot-Air Balloon Ride over the Masai Mara (Kenya, Africa): Hands down, one of the most well known, well loved adventures to experience, the calming nature of a hot-air balloon ride is undeniable, and when it’s combined with the unmatched tranquility surrounding Africa’s Masai Mara, there is no question of its magic. Sure, it can be rather expensive to accomplish, but when the outcomes are priceless results, it’s impossible to compare.
A Sunset Sail in Bora Bora (Tahiti): Her timbers will surely shiver when you set sail at sunset in beautiful Bora Bora. The Le Meridien Bora Bora specializes in such proposals and can easily help any love sick pup make a perfect memory. The epitome of Polynesian perfection, these sunset sails have all the ingredients for one, outrageously quixotic “Will you marry me?” session: crystal clear waters, tropical breezes, sparkling champagne and lovers at sunset! Bora Bora truly does offer more-a more-a.
Central Park (New York, New York): Providing a beacon of hope for single gals everywhere, Central Park has been the Mecca for romantic comedies the world over. From Carrie and Big to Ross and Rachael, movie goers really connect with New York based love affairs, making Central Park a no brainer for proposal settings. Unlike most seemingly romantic spots, Central Park doesn’t have to be warm to be to be beautiful. It is just as magnificent – if not more so – when it’s cold… just one more perk to this already incredible park. And for a true man with a plan (and a little extra dough), the Per Se restaurant in NYC is ideal! Overlooking the entire park, this splurge worthy dinner for two needs to be booked at least two months in advance, but provides a nine-course menu as well as personal service to create a one of kind environment.
Vertigo Restaurant (Bangkok, Thailand): One of Thailand’s most appetizing treasures, the Vertigo Restaurant – part of the Banyan Tree Hotel – provides the utmost in exotic atmosphere, but its striking appeal is only the beginning. Where this killer of cuisine really dazzles is in its efforts to keep every proposal personal. The concierge will work with every Prince Charming to provide sentimental touches, such as her favorite flowers or top choice wine. Set 61 floors above the bustling city of Bangkok, this delectable dining experience makes a statement all on its own, but once it is accompanied by a man down on one knee, the results are nothing short of electric.
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