Romantic Marriage Elopement Wedding Proposal Cornwall
Wedding Elopement Marriage Proposals in Cornwall or anywhere really, can be hard to think of. You‘d like it to be original, but you don’t want to overdo it. You may also try to make sure your marriage proposal is very unique to your relationship. You want your partner to say yes (and maybe cry a lot). Sometimes the most complicated part of your proposal can be figuring out where, exactly, to do it. Should you go fancy? Simple? Group setting? Intimate? Romantic?There’s a lot to consider—and that’s on top of the stress of the actual, life-changing question at hand. From karaoke performances to secret photoshoots, marriage proposals run the gamut these days—so if you’re feeling the pressure to find the perfect proposal idea, trust us when we say: you are not alone. Keep in mind: Every wedding elopement proposal will be unique and right for you if you put all the important romantic details of your relationship into it. That’s why the best plan of action is always to stick to what you and your partner love to do together. Like to hike, fish, or simply be outside? There are endless outdoor proposal ideas that will help you plan a moment that feels special, romantic, and entirely unforgettable. Top Tip - when planning a proposal in nature, you will eliminate the stress of a lot of other questions. You don’t have to worry about planning or paying for any decorations—the beautiful scenery will take care of that! Nor will you have to stress about how you’ll orchestrate the moment (it’s easy to build it into something you two do already). The most important step is - Buy an Engagement Ring. When it comes to planning the perfect proposal, you will want to present your partner with a ring, hopefully one that you know will be perfect for them as you most likely will have spoken about their likes and dislikes previously. Relationships are about experiences, the journey and adventure. If you and your partner enjoy a good hike, outdoor picnic, or extreme adventure, we’ve put together a list of the best marriage proposal ideas that are actually fun and different. Some of our ideas are artsy, outdoorsy and simple while others are more elaborate. These next few ideas will be perfect for couples who are fans of the great outdoors. Propose on the beach - If you are looking for a gorgeous backdrop for your wedding elopement proposal, look no further than proposing at a beach. If you’re a big fan of the ocean, the beach could be the perfect place to propose. The waves give a serene sound and the views are magnificent. Beach proposals allow you to travel to any beach around the world or to your local beach nearby that is special for you.
Secret Wedding Elopement Proposal Ideas
More Top tips - No matter where you choose to do it, always make sure to capture as many pictures as possible. For the best possible photos, set up your proposal for the golden hour – right after sunrise or right before sunset. This provides the best natural lighting which is flattering and therefore will be best for your engagement shots. If an early morning proposal would set off a red flag, say you want to get up early and watch the sunrise. Say you’re going for a nice brunch after so your partner knows to dress up a bit smarter before you go. If it will be breezy and cool near the water, have an extra jumper/coat packed just in case, so you can be more focused on each other and not on how cold you are. Hiring a professional photographer is a must when proposing anywhere. They understand the best lighting, how to avoid the glare of the water, (if at the beach, river or lake) behind you and how to position you so the sun isn't in your eyes for your engagement photos. I highly recommend Jo and Patrick who are specialist elopement photographers in Cornwall, U.K if you are planning on a destination proposal visit heir Photography Website. Make sure you are wearing appropriate footwear when you go out. Heels and sand do not mix, especially if you're going to walk on the rocks or near the water. Encourage comfortable footwear so you are able to walk to a quiet part of the beach. Don't forget to wear a watch or make sure your mobile is charged so you always know what time it is. If you are planning to propose at a certain time to get the best light for your photos, you want to make sure you aren't late! A great way to hide your photographer is to have them be on the beach taking pictures of the scenery. Tell your partner that you want to take a photo and ask the "stranger" on the beach if they can capture it for you. Position any of your friends and family up on a pier or hidden in the sand dunes at a safe distance so they can still watch and take pictures of your private moment if appropriate without being seen by your loved one. Take a Hike - The best part of proposing during a hike is that it’s really simple to make the event a surprise. If you and your partner hike regularly, consider playing the long game and suggest months before the proposal that you two should alternate choosing the hiking location. Later, when it's your turn to choose a location, you can make sure you pick the perfect timing, view, and location for the proposal. You can do the proposal with just you two and have friends and family meet you after the hike. Make your hike more magical by having a sunset picnic and adding some fairy lights, operated by batteries, which can be draped through branches along with LED candles and blankets. This will be a perfect time to propose as Dusk always adds that romantic warm glow!”
More intimate & Romantic Ideas
Go Camping - Camping is an incredibly romantic experience if a few key elements are in place. Plan a trip during a time of year when the weather is supposed to be ideal, pack delicious food and drinks, comfy blankets, and anything else you might need and the experience is bound to be unforgettable. Want to make the trip even more romantic? Pick an evening when star-viewing is supposed to be the best and pack along a telescope. Wait for a shooting star and then pop the question. Set Up a Picnic - Eating outside can be one of the most romantic activities if you plan it right. Consider ordering your partner’s favourite takeout meal, packing up a basket and heading out to spend the evening (or morning, or afternoon) together. Whether you disguise the trip and make the picnic a surprise or you masquerade it as any old date night, the evening will be perfect. Just make sure you pack some champagne, of course. Go Christmas Tree Shopping - Christmas tree shopping (or any outdoor activity) may be a wonderful way to surprise your partner with a proposal. Sneaking an ornament with a ring or ring box into a Christmas tree while out tree shopping is a cute holiday-themed idea that is super budget friendly if you are on a budget or just love a moment of spontaneity. Go Fishing - Fishing may not seem as romantic as some other outdoor activities — but that’s what makes it perfect for a surprise proposal. If you and your loved one enjoy fishing, then you can disguise the activity as a fun outing. If it’s more your hobby than your other half’s, that’s OK, too. It’ll make the proposal that much more surprising. And either way, you’ll end up by the water together. Time the trip around sunrise or sunset and it’ll be incredibly memorable. Plan a Boat Ride - Again, there is simply no going wrong with proposing by the water. Whether you rent an old canoe at a nearby lake, charter a small speedboat to take out on the bay or rent an entire sailboat for an afternoon on the water, the experience will feel special, memorable, and incredibly romantic. Top Tip - Just remember—the more out of the ordinary something seems, the more your partner might suspect something is going on. So if an adventurous, exciting horseback riding adventure isn’t something that you wouldn’t normally do, then maybe reconsider. If you choose the quintessential beach proposal and you never go to the beach or plan a boat ride when you never go on the water, you better believe your partner is going to be tipped off and think something is afoot! Go on a Nature-Viewing Drive - This one is particularly great for autumn proposals but it can be beautiful in any season if you plan it the right way. Look up the most scenic drives near you and take a detour after a date night or trip to the grocery store (the element of surprise always makes things more exciting). Make a playlist that includes you and your partner’s favorite, most nostalgic songs, and enjoy it as you wind through beautiful scenery, eventually ending at a viewing spot, somewhere with a great backdrop, perfect for asking the big question.
Horseback Riding & Romantic Photo Shoots
Plan a Photoshoot - Has your partner been bugging you for a couple shoot forever? Have they hinted that you don’t have any “nice” photos together? Then planning an outdoor photoshoot could be an excellent way to propose. Not only will this mean you have professional photos of the proposal, but you can work with a professional photographer to figure out what local, outdoor areas might be the most romantic for the special occasion. Photographers also often know the best times of day to visit these places and how to avoid crowds, as an added bonus. Take In the View - Being outside for your proposal doesn’t have to mean wearing athletic gear. Try researching the most romantic rooftop bars near you (or in a town/city nearby), reserving the space for a bit of time to propose with a stunning, sparkling backdrop. Afterward, you can enjoy a fancy cocktail or pop a bottle of champagne together. If you want to make things extra special, you can even rent out or book a table at a restaurant that has a scenic rooftop. You can also hire a video team and get someone to act as a local reporter interviewing you about why you are there so that when the groom goes down on one knee to propose, you will of course, have it recorded. Have champagne and strawberries on standby to enjoy as you watch the sunset on your engagement evening. Visit a Vineyard or Farm - Choosing a vineyard or farm as a location to propose is great for those who love the great outdoors and beautiful views, but maybe aren’t up for a full camping trip or an ultra-fancy rooftop deck moment. Setting up a private wine tasting at a vineyard or spending the day on a picturesque farm may be the ideal location for a gorgeous, but still low-key outdoor proposal. Watch the Sunrise/Sunset - If you and/or your partner are somewhere in between a scenic drive and camping when it comes to loving the outdoors, consider planning a romantic trip to watch the sunrise or sunset to ask the big question. Since “let’s go watch the sunset” might be a dead giveaway as to what’s coming, do your best to weave it into everyday activities in order to make it a surprise. Bring along your loved one’s favorite breakfast foods for a morning proposal or some bottles of wine in the evening to make the proposal even better. Top Tip - Do some research before a sunset proposal so you know exactly what time the sun is setting. Be sure to look which way the wind is blowing so that you can either choose a location that will be protected from the wind or at least dress appropriately. Go Horseback Riding - For many people, horseback riding is a new experience. It's challenging, a little exciting, and fun. For those who are into trying new things as a couple (or for those who love horses already), setting up a horseback ride through a gorgeous setting (the beach, woods, or desert, for example) would be the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation. Afterward, share a bottle of wine together before popping the question. Plan an Afternoon of Winter Sports - For those who are into a more fast-paced adventure, consider timing your proposal with a snow-themed outdoor activity. Timing the proposal to happen after a few hours of snowmobiling, skiing, or snowboarding is great for a few reasons.
Movie theatre and helicopter Rides
Visit a Drive-In Movie Theater - Drive-in movie theatres are having a bit of a resurgence these days, so why not incorporate your proposal into a trip to one? Setting up your own private outdoor, drive-in movie theatre could actually be really romantic, especially if you feature a movie of your own love story. Create a collection of images, quotes and video clips of your love story as it unfolded to be the feature film... and allow the climax to be an image of you holding the engagement ring or a simple 'Will You Marry Me’ question. Pull out all the stops by renting a classic convertible car to pick up your soon-to-be fiancé and add lanterns, candles, flowers and even custom signage to your private drive-in movie theatre to make it extra special and create that romantic mood. Book a Helicopter Ride - This one combines the comfort and relaxation of a long, scenic drive with a little more adventures. A helicopter ride is a way to experience nature (or city skyscapes) in a way that you never have before. While something this extravagant may mean that your partner knows something is up, the adrenaline of the experience will make the proposal that much more exciting. Doing this to tie in with a birthday, anniversary of meeting or seasonal holiday may help you to disguise your intention of a secret proposal. In closing - No matter what type of outdoor proposal you end up choosing, there are a few things to keep in mind when planning the big event. Recruiting assistance and having a backup plan is vital and are always going to be key as with any and all outdoor proposals. In the case of inclement weather, it’s important to have a second location where possible, where you can carry out the proposal or alternatively wait for a better weather day. Wishing you a successful, non-stressful, romantic proposal and a wonderful love-filled future. If you would like us to work with you on your secret proposal, contact us and let’s get you booked in as December - February are the most popular proposal months and get really busy.
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