When you’ve found the love of your life and are ready to pop the question, careful planning makes all the difference. Along with “how you met” and “when you knew,” there is no doubt that proposing in the perfect location will forever be part of your relationship story. We’ve highlighted the top 10 cities around the world and included some of our favourite customer proposal stories captured in each location.
This list must be started with arguably the most romantic city of all. Many of us dream of Paris because of the promise of love it holds. With iconic destinations such as the Pont des Arts (also previously known as the Love Locks Bridge), Pont Alexandre III and the Eiffel Tower beckoning lovers young and old, there are no shortage of heartstrings tugged in the City of Light. Other swoony favourites include Sacré-Coeur Basilica in Montmartre, a sparkling boat cruise along the Seine, or a wine-and-cheese picnic on the grass of the Tuileries. C’est si bon!
❤ Alejandro set up a proposal shoot under the guise of a family photo session with his cousins, who then stepped back so that he could pop the question to Lula.
❤ Richard asked his Flytographer to pretend she was taking photos for a project, then kneeled down to surprise his girlfriend Macie with a ring.
The Big Apple is full of energy, beauty and passion. Buy a ring at Tiffany and then choose from an array of great locations such the top of the Empire State Building, the beautiful Grand Central Station, the modern High Line or the Brooklyn Bridge.
London offers so many iconic proposal spots, it’s hard to choose just one. In a capsule on the London Eye, in Kew Gardens, after the play at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, on the grassy knolls of Hampstead Heath, or in a rowboat in Hyde Park are but a few choice picks.
“I left my heart in San Francisco…” sings Tony Bennett, and indeed the city will mesmerize you with its unique charm. The Golden Gate Bridge peeking through the ethereal fog from Baker Beach is a classic backdrop, but try these others: Palace of Fine Arts Theatre; Crissy Field at the Presidio; or historic and colourful Chinatown. There will be no mistaking your intent when you find yourselves in front of Cupid’s Span on the Embarcadero!
Historic and beautiful, Lisbon is a city for lovers. The Garden of San Pedro de Alcântara will reward you with stunning views of the Castle of St George, the Tagus River, and downtown Lisbon. Fairytale proposals belong outside the city in Sintra, where resides the colourful Pena Palace and romantic UNESCO castle, Quinta da Regaleira. Nature aficionados will respond to the Tropical Agricultural Garden next to Bélem Palace.
If you and your sweetie are all about fun, nothing will suit you better than Disney’s world-famous theme park. Our favourite proposal spots include New Orleans Square, Cinderella’s Castle, Snow White’s Wishing Well – or for the truly adventurous, during the ride up Splash Mountain or the elevator plunge in the Haunted Mansion.
❤ Nina was overwhelmed when Kenny enlisted family and friends to help with his proposal in front of Sleeping Beauty’s castle.
Prague reveals a host of beautiful locations for your proposal. Crowded during the day but more private at night, the iconic Charles Bridge lures lovers and tourists alike for its historic charm and sweeping views of the city. Climb 10 floors of steps to the summit of Jindrisska Tower, where your honey will be swept away by the view and your declaration of love. Purchase tickets to see the enchanting Křižík’s Fountain, which sings and plays video every half hour. Follow up this amazing spectacle with an unforgettable moment of your own that will last a lifetime.
❤ Nicholas took Christine’s breath away on the historic Charles Bridge.
Romance is definitely in the air when you hit the vineyards of Napa and Sonoma valleys. Lush green leaves, sparkling California sunshine, and world-class wines all add up to a can’t-miss proposal destination.
The magical, mystical Greek island of Santorini is heaven-sent. Crystal blue waters and white washed buildings add to the serene romance of this Mediterranean jewel. The most famous and iconic spot to propose is the village of Oia, where the sunset will not disappoint. Find a more secluded spot on one of the many beaches, or seek out the heart-shaped carving in the rock by the Agios Nikolaos chapel in the village of Megalochori.
❤ Phil proposed to Tanis only a few hours before their scheduled Flytographer shoot.
The Windy City is a cosmopolitan wonderland filled with architectural and cultural treats. Send your honey’s heart a-flutter with a horse-drawn carriage along the Magnificent Mile or propose by the enchanting Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park. Art lovers will swoon for the Sculpture Walk in the Loop. Do it up big and have your question flashed on the big screen during the Cubs game at Wrigley Field. Endless possibilities for romance!
❤ Jorge left Lorena in their hotel room with four heartfelt videos to watch and a map with which to find him afterwards. She went to North Avenue Beach, with its stunning city views, to find Jorge waiting for her on bended knee.
So many beautiful places in so many amazing cities…where do you think is the best place to pop the question? Tell us your dream location in the comments below!
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