Epic Proposal in Paris
How we met: We met at work 5 years ago. She was in marketing and I was in sales administration. As she lived close to my house, she used to ask me for a ride on the way back home every other day. During our rides home we started to talk and to like each other and started dating and we have been together since feb 2010.
How he asked: We had spoken about marriage, but every time she would bring the topic to the table I would change the subject just to make her think that it was not in my thoughts for the near future… but of course it was all part of my plan.
After doing a extensive research on several websites, I decided how I wanted to propose. I choose Paris as the perfect city to do it and it was our second city on an upcoming trip to Europe we had planned. For us Paris always meant romance and it was a big dream to finally visit there.
The place I picked was Pont des Arts Bridge and I decided to have a photographer capturing the big moment as a surprise. In order to do it, I found this great service at www.flytographer.com where they have photographers in 100 cities all over the world. I choose Goncalo, one the photographers available in Paris and planned to meet at the Pont des Arts bridge on that Saturday morning at 8:30 am.
Of course, my girlfriend was not aware of my plan and I had two great helpers to execute my plan: my cousin and her boyfriend – who brought a banner that I had made for the occasion.
My girlfriend thought that Goncalo was going to be taking pictures of my cousin and her boyfriend (as a surprise for her boyfriend). After a while, however, they asked Goncalo to take some photos of us as well while they took a break.
Right after we stepped on a bench, I got on my knee to pop the question!!!
It was a great, great moment as Goncalo captured photos and my cousin’s boyfriend showed the banner at the same time.
After she said yes, we put our pad locks in the bridge and spent an hour with the photographer in Paris.
Photos by Gonçalo Silva for Flytographer