Proposing to your partner will be one of the most wonderful (but nerve-wracking) experiences of your life. Therefore, it’s likely that you’ll want to put a lot of thought and effort into making it as special and personal to the two of you as possible. There’s a whole host of ways in which you can pop the question, and we’ve put together this list of four particularly stylish ways to sweep them off their feet. So, if you want to seriously impress your spouse-to-be, we hope these suggestions give you all the inspiration you need…
Whether you’re loved one is fascinated by the sea or they just want something out of the ordinary, popping the question in an aquarium would be ideal. The Blue Reef Aquarium, in Tynemouth, has played host to a number of proposals, which have involved a diver inside one of the many tanks, holding up a “will you marry me?” sign. So, if you would love to turn a trip to the aquarium into a day you’ll both remember forever, this is a fantastic idea. For our Yorkshire couples, The Deep, in Hull, is also a beautiful and unique place!
Up In The Air
If you would like to arrange a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the two of you, consider asking your partner to marry you while you soar above your home county in a hot air balloon. Virgin Balloon Flights offers a range of North East hot air balloon rides, and you can upgrade to a romantic gift package so its just the two of you. This means you’ll be able to enjoy the day properly and (excluding your pilot) you won’t have to deal with the added pressure of having an audience.
Raise A Glass
If you would like to arrange an understated proposal, but still want to ensure it’s as special as possible, pop the question with a bottle of champagne that’s suited to the occasion. Bottles of Diamant Classique, which you can buy from Gifts International, contain a quarter carat diamond encased in a glass pendant. Perhaps the best thing about this is that, once your loved one has spotted the beautiful jewel and you’ve asked them to marry you, they can take the diamond from the bottle and have an engagement ring designed around it. So, not only will they love the proposal, but they’ll be able to create a ring they adore to mark the occasion.
Dive Into It
If you’re both adrenaline junkies that like nothing more than leaping out of your comfort zones, a skydiving proposal would be brilliant. Skydive Academy is based in Peterlee and can facilitate tandem and solo parachuting. You have a couple of options when it comes to planning a gravity-defying proposal. You could arrange for a sign to be set up in a nearby field so your spouse-to-be can see it from the air. Or, you could ask for a banner to be held in the air while you skydive, so your loved one can read it from the ground. Your choice is likely to depend on your level of experience and what you’re comfortable with.
Go with any of these four options for your proposal, and you’re likely to make a fantastic impression. Plus, you’ll remember this extra-special day out with your loved one forever. And don’t forget to use the hashtag #imabellebride so we can see any photos you take!