Eugene and Laviene helicopter proposal
On the 24th of September, Eugene and Laviene got engaged!
Port Elizabeth is known as the Friendly, windy City outdid herself and delivered the most perfect weather conditions for Eugene and Laviene’s helicopter proposal.
Eugene contacted us at the beginning of September to assist with planning a proposal out of the ordinary for him and his girlfriend (also affectionately known as LV) whilst on holiday in the Eastern Cape. He wanted something private, not in a public area, and hence the idea of the helicopter proposal was borne.
A gorgeous couple who both currently reside and work in Pretoria. They met at their workplace about 3 years ago. After gathering the strength he needed together to approach her, Eugene asked Laviene to join him for coffee and cake, she said yes!
This was the start of a beautiful relationship, after 36 months, Eugene wanted to take to the next level. The brief was simple and effective; Propose mid-way through the helicopter flight, when she least expected it! And from there another idea arose…
Eugene asked a close friend to “surprise” them with a gift during their stay. We arranged for a stunning sunset flight along Port Elizabeth’s pristine coastline. Laviene looked impeccable when she arrived in her gorgeous navy dress and of course, Eugene looked very dapper too! The flight duration was roughly 30 minutes, and en route back to the hanger, passing over the Blue Flag rated beachfront, Hobie Beach, and our stunning Shark Rock Pier, Laviene ‘s eye caught something written in the sand below …….A giant hand-sculpted sand art heart with the message “LV…..Marry Me? Was beautifully written asking for her hand in marriage….
As the saying goes, a picture tells a thousand words, and we hope that you can tell that she was totally blown away!
Whilst they were on their helicopter flight, we set up for celebrations on their return arrival in the hangar. With Laviene’s favorite colour being yellow we arranged the décor to complement this too! Surrounded by the other helicopters inside the hangar, we set up a table draped in white with yellow ribbon bows and all accessories in hues of yellow, gold, and white, with the balloons and the rose petals and a celebratory bottle of bubbles. We kept the hangar doors closed so that she would not see the décor, and when we opened the doors, her and Eugene’s emotions got the better of them! Once composed, a couple’s shoot followed with the sun still setting in the background, to capture all the excitement they were both still taking in. Their close friend joined in on their return to congratulate them!
You can see and feel that this couple is very in tune with each other! They enjoy outdoor activities, romantic dinners, quality time together, and with friends and are passionate about the upliftment and betterment of people. High on Laviene’s bucket list is a trip to LA one day!
Eugene and Laviene helicopter proposal was so much fun! We had an absolute blast arranging this proposal and would like to thank Eugene and Laviene for entrusting us with arranging this beautiful occasion. We wish them all the very best and especially with the impending arrival of a little princess in a few months, to complete this love story!
Photographer: Dirk Moggee
To view another proposal in PE, click here.