If you want to impress the lady in your life, nothing beats a destination proposal. The sparkle of a diamond paired with a scenic place can make the proposal distinctive and absolutely unforgettable. Still, if you thought sifting through unique engagement rings was difficult, picking a spot can be even more of a challenge. You should base you decision on what you know about her. If you need some inspiration, the sheer romance of these classic spots should get your creative juices flowing.
It may seem a bit cliché to propose in a gondola floating down the famous waterways of Venice, but on the other hand, who do you know that has actually done it? The museums, the art and the culture make the ‘City of Water’ an ideal location. If the gondola ride isn’t your style, then walk along one of the stone bridges that pass over the waterways or in front of Dogé Palace. There are few areas of Venice that fail to radiate romantic ambiance. At night, you can sit at a table in an outdoor restaurant and ask the question as the moonlight reflects off of one of the historic canals.
The ‘City of Lights’ is the dream engagement spot for many American women. Like Venice, it would be a challenge to find a place in Paris that would not accentuate the romance of a wedding proposal. From the Eifel Tower to the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, Paris is all about the heart. It may be the city of love but it is also known for its fine, French food. Book a table in a famous spot like Au Chien Qui Fum or find a small café in the historic Left Bank. Paris has bikes for rent throughout the city at parking stations. A bike ride or a stroll through the heart of this romantic place is a marriage proposal any woman can appreciate.
If your girl prefers sand over historic sights, the Maldives is the romantic place for your proposal. Situated in the Indian Ocean, Malé offers deep blue oceans with turquoise reefs and abundant sea life. Although Malé is the capital city, more than likely you will opt to stay on one of the over 1,000 islands that make up this small nation. The sunset on a secluded island in the Indian Ocean will serve as an idyllic background for a beach picnic complete with diamond ring.
Not a traditional spot associated with romance, Dublin still exudes the elegance and class of the Emerald Isle. Dublin is a city full of rich literary history. You can visit the Dublin Castle and follow the trail of James Joyce to the Sandycove Tower or sit in the romantic park featured in the writings of Patrick Kavanagh. The right place for a marriage proposal might be the famous Temple Bar region dubbed as Dublin’s cultural quarter. Treat your lady to a pint of ale at the Oliver St John Gogarty Pub and shop in the markets in the squares. The medieval architecture and street patterns will make a whimsical backdrop for your proposal.
New York, New York
When it comes to style and culture, New York has sights and sounds like no other city. Take her to Strawberry Fields in Central Park to ask your big question. The setting and history will be something she never forgets. If she is an art lover, propose in front of the Robert Lehman collection at the Metropolitan Museum or walk through the East Village and stop at the small galleries that show work for up-and-coming talent. In a city as diverse as New York, there should be no problem coming up with ideas to make that moment special.
With a proposal this fantastic, she’ll never forget. Make that memory something truly special by picking a spot that embodies her personality and your relationship. Whether you choose Venice, Paris, Malé, Dublin, New York or her favorite vacation spot, a destination proposal is a step in the right direction to a future with the woman you love.