In the wedding industry, we like to call this time of year “engagement season.” Besides Christmastime, this is quite possibly one of the best times of year! And that is because so many couples are getting engaged and planning the most perfect proposals tailored to their stories. With so many wonderful couples in our community, we thought we would share 5 proposal ideas that you can incorporate into your surprise.
And here’s what we mean by epic: a place that is impressive or remarkable. That could mean just about anything, and we believe you should choose an epic location that means something to your epic love story. Is it the cliffside in Big Sur, California? Or maybe it’s in front of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle in Disneyland? Is it by the Eiffel Tower in Paris? Is it in your living room with your fur babies? Any one of these locations is impressive or remarkable as one of our 5 proposal ideas because you make it so.
Some are really creative with how they plan their proposal. Whether it’s a scavenger hunt or gathering family and friends to hold up signs, there are tons of ways to level up as one of our 5 proposal ideas. And we had a couple this year with one of the coolest proposal ideas to date. Our bride LOVES Ellen and LOVES her game Heads Up. So our groom created a custom deck for Heads Up and with their family all together for a little game night in their backyard, he proposed to her. She was reading the cards and trying to get him to guess the words, and eventually she realized what was happening!
We may be biased, but hear us out. Having photos from someone’s iPhone is great and all, but how much more spectacular will this moment in your love story’s history be if you had professional, high end photos of a once-in-a-lifetime event? 50 years from now when you’re showing your grandchildren your old photos, they’ll be able to see the moment you got engaged in bright, bold and living color! And your soon-to-be fiancé will be so thankful to have professional photos of this special moment. You’ll be glad you tried one of our 5 proposal ideas.
Especially if you are having this professionally photographed, bringing along things like champagne and flowers will really bring your proposal ideas to a whole new level. And these things help make the moment feel that much more monumental. Why else would you pop bubbly and surprise your special someone with flowers? To celebrate something. We encourage you to think about the little things like one of our 5 proposal ideas.
Nothing can replace having a professional and experienced event planner or wedding planner to help you pull off the perfect proposal. This may be our fave of the 5 proposal ideas. Your event planner can manage all the little details like decorating your epic location, setting up any games or props, coordinating with your photographer and holding on to your champagne and flowers! That way, you don’t have to worry about ruining the surprise or having to manage everything all on your own. We’ve worked with many event planners who just LOVE helping people plan the perfect proposal. Perfectly Bubbly Events
Last year, we had the pleasure of photographing a surprise proposal for two amazing people. Sean definitely took us up on one of our 5 proposal ideas. What started out as a styled couples’ session turned into a secret proposal once the groom reach out to us separately. Sean and Domi’s Carmel proposal was definitely a highlight of our career, and you can check out our fave photos from their session here! Are you planning a proposal and need a proposal photographer? Contact us today!
Hey, girl! We are Michael and Angela, and we are a sweetheart team of wedding photographers for sweetheart couples. With engagement season upon us—and our favorite holiday as well—we just couldn’t resist sharing our thoughts on proposal ideas. We’ve been photographing California weddings for almost 7 years, and we just absolutely love it. As California wedding photographers, we’ve been to all kinds of beautiful weddings. Searching for the perfect California wedding photographer? Contact us today!