She Said 'Yes': Richard & Caroline
Richard & Caroline
Each year, Zachary's customers pull out all the stops for epic proposals from sea to shining sea. As we look back on 2016, we would be looney if we didn't recognize our favorite proposal abroad! If one city in the world were to be named the capital of romance, Paris is bound to top the list. On August 7th, 2016 Richard brought Paris to a knee for Caroline in the most unforgettable single birthday a girl could dream of.
In His Words:
This past Summer, I proposed to Caroline in front of the Eiffel Tower on August 7th, 2016. This is Caroline's birthday so I had a bunch of surprises for her before it culminated in the proposal. We started off the day by getting some breakfast at a cute patisserie near our apartment, and then we took the Metro over to the Eiffel Tower. I had made lunch reservations at the award-winning Michelin Star restaurant Le Jules Verne, which is located on the second level of the Eiffel Tower. We had a delicious 6 course meal that included crab meat, steak and potatoes, and delicious berry sorbet to name a few of the items. We walked around the Eiffel Tower's second level before taking our own personal lift back down to the ground floor. Caroline and I walked across a nearby bridge over the Seine River to reach the area I had planned to meet our wonderful photographer Gloria Villa that works for Kiss Me in Paris. When we reached our location, I saw Gloria in the distance and I proceeded to get down on one knee and tell Caroline how much I love her and want to spend the rest of our lives together. Gloria captured the moment perfectly and we spent the next hour taking amazing photographs nearby. Each second spent together was even more magical because we were now engaged. After our time ended with Gloria, we went to a park close by so we could call our parents and siblings to tell them of this magnificent occasion. Afterwards, we walked to the Arc de Triomphe and down the busy avenue of Champs-Elysees. We made a couple of stops a long the way such as the Disney Store and Laduree, where we enjoyed some celebratory champagne and macarons. We took the subway back and nice relaxing evening while enjoying the new life of being engaged. The day was absolutely perfect and I know we wouldn't change one thing about it. I chose to propose in Paris because it is Caroline's favorite city in the entire world. She would get teary-eyed just thinking about being able to spend time together there. When we finally decided last year to go to Europe, I knew this would be the perfect place to do it. The proposal would combine some of her favorite things like Paris, food, and me, so nothing could beat it. It is a memory we will cherish for the rest of our time. The next time we make it back to Paris, we will definitely go back to the place where we became engaged and share many laughs and tears reminiscing about such a magical moment in our lives.
Why we Love it!
Audrey Hepburn said it best, "Paris, is always a good idea!" As much as we love spontaneous romance we always love to see a great plan come together. Richard thought of everything. He wrote a fairytale and waltzed Caroline straight through it page by page. We here it all the time in business, "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail" and if this proposal is any sign of the future ahead for Richard and Caroline they will have a storybook life with perfectly curated moments of joy and love.
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[This blog post was originally posted on January 24, 2017]
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