Mark & Caroline’s proposal

On the 17th November Mark & Caroline got engaged! What an amazing sunset proposal.

It was a very special day as it was Mark’s birthday that same day! Mark had come to us a while back and asked us plan his “perfect proposal”. He wanted to do it while on holiday in Cape Town as they were coming out for his birthday. Everything was set and ready for the big day, little did he know that Caroline has arranged a very similar idea for his birthday at the same venue. We say great minds think alike. This was now perfect as he decided to surprise her one step further and make it the same day as her surprise so she would really not suspect anything. The idea was a helicopter trip to the 12 Apostles hotel and spa. On arrival have a romantic dinner for two. She had organized a birthday cake for him which was kept a surprise. We added onto her “idea” with arriving at the hotel, then booking a separate area (a gazebo) for the proposal to happen before they had dinner. So in the end they both surprised each other and did what they both loved!

On the day, unfortunately the wind was very strong so the helicopter trip was cancelled. Typical Cape Town day, where the weather was not behaving! They arrived by shuttle and walked up to the gazebo, with Caroline very confused as to where she was going. Outside the gazebo we arranged a guitarist to sing their favorite song… “Tiny dancer by Elton John”. Angelo sang as they walked up the path covered in rose petals. Once inside the gazebo we had decorated it with all her favorite items! Pink roses, some very special bubbly, strawberries, lots of candles, fairy lights and a cute sign that he wanted made so they could remember this day forever…

The photographer, Lesley captured the whole proposal and had a small couples shoot after she said YES! After that they opened the bubbly and watched the sun set into the sea! The most amazing sunset proposal! They were protected from the hurling wind outside…which made it very romantic. Once the sun had set they went to the restaurant, Azure for dinner. Mark was then surprised with a cake for his birthday. Lots of organizing was done from us and the venue to pull this special day off.

They stayed at the beautiful Bay hotel, where we did a romantic turn down for them in their room. So after they returned form dinner the surprises continued.

They spend a couple of days in Cape Town, celebrating their engagement and then returned to the UK. Hope they are having lots of fun planning their wedding.

We wish them all the best of luck and happiness for the future together.

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Photographer by Lesley from Photofusion