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13th January 2016

What makes the ‘perfect’ proposal?

As it is the time of year for the highest number of engagements, it is not surprising that many conversations surrounding proposals seem to arise. What we really want to know is – how did they pop the question?


Now, we have all seen a wide spectrum of ways to say ‘I want to spend the rest of my life with you’, some far more extravagant than others – which leads me to the question of: ‘what makes the perfect proposal?’


In my eyes, this one that I recently heard about well and truly takes the cake for spectacular engagements – ‘The Notebook’ themed proposal.

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Now, like many women, I still get butterflies at the thought of that unforgettable scene in the pouring rain where Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams admit to each other that feelings between them never died; they passionately embrace… and I won’t go into the details of what happens next!


We would all love our relationships to be as picturesque as that moment. But what happens when your partner decides to take it a step further recreate the arguably the most romantic movie of all time?

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Yes, this has happened. Little did the girlfriend know that her partner had spent a year planning this big moment. He whisked her away to America, hired out the exact house in ‘The Notebook and brought in a string quartet to play by the lake as he got down on one knee. Romantic, eh?


But there’s more! He had written out 365 letters (fans of the film will understand) for her to read up until the date of their wedding.


… All I can say it thank the lord that she said yes!

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This engagement sounds out of this world, to say the least. Now I’m not sure my partner will be doing anything remotely close to this, but does that make it any less special?


However it is done, a proposal is one of the most intimate and personal things that anyone will experience. Whether it be a trip to the first place you went on a date, a video created by family and friends, or just before the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve; it is something meaningful to those two people.


Let’s face it. All engagements have a little piece of ‘The Notebook’ within them. Your proposal was perfect with all its imperfections and you wouldn’t have asked for anything different.

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If you would like to share your engagement story with us please emailshana.sexton@compass-group.co.uk We would love to hear from you.