Jessica and Wembo

How We Met

Wembo and Jessica met at University in New York City where they currently live. Having moved to the big apple from other states in The US, Wembo and Jessica both attended a new student mixer hosted by the University. After being introduced to each other by a common friend, they began to talk and exchanged numbers by the end of the night. Next followed a few weeks of constant texting and emails before they went on their first date, which was a sing along to the movie Beauty and The Beast… the rest is a tale as old as time..

How He Asked

Wembo got in touch with The Proposers a couple days before wanting to ‘pop the question’ to his beautiful girlfriend Jessica. The Proposers’ Proposal Planners got to work by getting to know their relationship to tailor their proposal around this…

It was clear that Jessica absolutely LOVES Beauty & The Beast, so The Proposers know that this would be the perfect theme. Once they decided on the theme, the next step was to source a suitable venue. Wembo & Jessica would be travelling to London from New York for the first ever time… so a view across the mesmerising city was a MUST.

Engagement Proposal Ideas in Yi Private Dining Room at The Shangri-la Hotel in The Shard

Marriage Proposal Ideas in Yi Private Dining Room at The Shangri-la Hotel in The Shard

The proposers instantly booked the Yi Private Dining Room at The Shangri-la Hotel in The Shard as this gives the couples the best views across the city including the Tower of London & Tower Bridge.

The couple arrived at The Shard to be greeted by The Proposers’ undercover planner who was acting as a Shangri-la member of staff (so Jessica wouldn’t suspect a thing)… They were directed to their ‘table for the evening’ but to Jessica’s surprise, this wasn’t any ordinary table…

As they walked into the room, Jessica was surprised to see a beautiful red rose pathway lined with twinkling candles in vases and a harpist who performed the famous song ‘A Tale As Old As Time’.

Jessica & Wembo walked down the pathway to come across a table filled with famous props… a gold candelabra, old-fashioned mirror, teapot, cup & saucer, books, clock & a twinkling rose in a bell jar! The final surprise on the table was a mysterious book which said ‘Open Me’…

Interested, Jessica opened the first book, which reveled another… and then another! The final book had the words ‘Will You Marry Me’ beautifully written inside.

This was Wembo’s queue to get onto one knee and propose to his one true love…

With a HUGE smile on her face, Jessica said YES!

Jessica and Wembo's Engagement in Yi Private Dining Room at The Shangri-la Hotel in The Shard