Kelly and Chris

Marriage Proposal Ideas in Palace of Versailles, France

How We Met

We met in 2015 when I was working as a medical receptionist, and he was recently hired as a physical therapist. I was actually dating someone else at the time, and never imagined that this was the way things would turn out! The timing was perfect because as my other relationship came to an end, we were working almost every day together and had bonded over a love of horse racing. Eventually, we started dating and we’ve been together ever since. I’ve since then, left the office he works at and will stick to him being the boss there and me being the boss at home.

How He Asked

The proposal was just like out of a fairytale (or movie.) As we headed toward Versailles on the Paris metro, we realized we were on the wrong train! Chris started to freak out (little did I know he had something big planned) and I tried to reassure him it would be okay to get there a little late. Upon arrival, I noticed that there is a short line to get into the palace and suggests that we get online- the obvious choice. But Chris was persistent in seeing the gardens first. Since it was foggy, cold, and would surely be an hour + line to get in later, I was not happy. As we walked through the garden (me more rushing) we stopped at the grand Apollo Fountain. I took a moment to take a panoramic picture with my phone.

Where to Propose in Palace of Versailles, France

As I rotated to get the entire fountain in, Chris stepped in behind me and when I turned back around, he was on one knee! Neither of us can recall what was said in the excitement of the moment, except for one word, YES! At this point Lindsey (the photographer Chris had hired to follow us around) stepped out and introduced herself, she caught the entire moment on camera! We then proceeded back up to the palace with Lindsey snapping pictures along the way. As we arrived back, we were greeted with a now almost 2-hour wait to get into Versailles, but it was all worth it!

Special Thanks

Lindsey
Photographer