Elvire and Jacob

Proposal Ideas Chateau MAintenon, France

How He Asked

During our trip to Paris, he told me we had a surprise on Sunday morning. He had dropped enough hints that I had thought we were getting a sunrise brunch at a chateau. Well, the car comes to pick us up at 4:30 AM and we’re off! Driving through the French countryside, we eventually pull into a field. That’s where I see three baskets on the ground. We were about to go on a hot air balloon… that’s where I thought the surprise was finished!

Elvire's Proposal in Chateau MAintenon, France

We go up in our private basket and take in the beautiful views with the sun rising. He gets me to take off my jacket and scarf for some pictures then I turn away to look at some more scenery. When I did that, he asked the pilot to take just a few more pictures… that is when he got on his knee and tapped me on my back. I turned around and started crying immediately!! The ring, the view, everything was just too perfect! He even asked me to marry him in French, my first language. I said “Oui”!