Tired of seeing proposal videos on Youtube with “Marry Me” by Bruno Mars dubbed over? With many great songs out about getting married and saying “I do”, there is one in particular that has popped up on our radar. “Marry Me” is a new song by Los Angeles native singer-songwriter Drew Anthuny. Working his way in creating quality music as an independent artist, his song “Marry Me” is guaranteed to warm your heart and have you and your beloved dancing endlessly into forever.
The month of February is known as the month of love all over the world. So we were flattered when we were contacted several times this month asking us for our proposal and romantic date expertise. Check out some of our most exciting features this month:
Good Morning America
Marvin, co-founder of The Heart Bandits, was asked to be on Good Morning America to help men think of last minute date ideas for Valentine’s Day. Watch the video here.
Michele, co-founder of The Heart Bandits, was interviewed by Money Magazine and featured in the article, “10 Over-The Top Ways to Propose and What They Cost.”
The Heart Bandits have been featured in NY Times, NY Magazine, LA Times, Colbert Report, Anderson Cooper Show and much more over the years. They are regarded as the experts in all things marriage proposals and romantic dates. If you want to have your proposal planned by the best proposal planners in the world, contact us today!Michele
Dan is a busy ER physician and if it’s one thing he is short on, it is time. But he knew he wanted to make his marriage proposal to Amanda special so he enlisted the help of Engagement Planners, The Heart Bandits. One thing that stood out to us when we interviewed Dan, was how much he and Amanda had traveled over the course of their relationship. They have been to so many places like Mexico, Thailand, Maldives, and all over the US so we knew we wanted to incorporate that into the proposal idea. He also mentioned his nickname to her was mittens so we wanted to find a cute way to tie that in as well. After learning more about her personality, we came up with an “Art and Memories” concept. Here is how it went down:
Dan told Amanda that he had tickets to an art exhibit. But when she walked in, she immediately noticed no one was there and there were rose petals on the floor. As she continued to walk in, she noticed that the gallery was filled with photos of her and Dan over the years. She was completely blown away.
After looking at all the photos together, Dan led her over to a table where there was a large Tiffany’s box. Inside, were handmade mittens that spelled out, “Marry Me Mittens.” She turned around and he was on his knee proposing. She of course said YES! We are so honored to have been a part of this lovely day.
If you are stuck on coming up with a creative and personal proposal idea, contact The Heart Bandits today. We will work with you to come up with concept of her dreams and plan it all for you. All you do is show up and ask that important question. Contact us today!
Proposal Planning: The Heart Bandits
Photography: By Petronella Photography
Venue: Muriel Guépin GalleryMichele
There has been a growing debate of whether or not couples should be allowed to have public proposals. Some people see a proposal as a special and intimate moment that should be shared just between the person asking and the person being asked. Others see a public proposal as a romantic grand gesture, showing as many people as possible how much they love their significant other. So who is right? Should there even be room for a debate over someone’s personal choices when it comes to expressing their love for their partner? Here are a few things to consider when deciding if you would like a public marriage proposal or a private one:
One of the biggest factors in your proposal is your venue. Are you going to propose at a memorable place to you and your partner’s relationship or would you like to propose in an area that will surprise them with no suspicion of an upcoming proposal? If you decide on a public proposal, make sure to follow any rules or guidelines for the area regarding any decor, music or post proposal beverages. No one wants their night to end by spending a few hours in jail because you didn’t pay for a permit or brushed off the “No Alcohol” rule. Many public settings do allow public proposals as long as it doesn’t interfere with the general public but it is never a bad thing to ask in advance. If you would like a more intimate setting, consider a venue where you can rent out a private room just for two.
Time of Day
Many popular venues utilized in public proposals are overrun with visitors during certain parts of the day. If you want to propose in an area that you know will be busy during the afternoon or early evening, plan for a special proposal at night. Use earthly elements to your advantage like the early morning sunrise or the glittering night sky to add extra romantic ambiance. This will also give you the option of a public proposal with little to no public involvement.
Staying True to Your Plan
No matter how many proposals happen throughout history, no one’s vision will ever be the same as yours. You have the ability to create a unique and one-of-a-kind proposal for your partner and no one else’s opinion should sway you from your plans. There are always going to be people that don’t agree with the way you live your life, but this is a moment that you and your partner will remember for the rest of your lives. There is absolutely nothing wrong with making your proposal as simple or elaborate as you want it.
We hope that you don’t encounter anyone that has an issue with the way that you plan on proposing, but if you do remember to reply with a calm and collected answer. The Heart Bandits plans marriage proposals of all kinds in public and private venues all over the world. If you are interested in finding out what we can do for you, contact us today!Beth Beeson
Finding true love and a lifetime companion: It’s something just about everyone dreams of. Now that U.S. courts have given same-sex couples the right to wed, we’re planning and hearing about some beautiful marriage proposals. Whether you craft a proposal on your own or take advantage of the services we provide, we’re sure you’ll find that the following stories are both touching and inspirational.
A Proposal Is a Declaration That Marriage Matters
Despina Amerikanos wanted to make her proposal more than a simple expression of feelings, but also a declaration that marriage matters. She took months to craft the perfect proposal, booking a helicopter and enlisting her parents as allies in keeping her plans a secret. Not surprisingly, her now-fiancée, Caitlin Cashion, said yes – even though Ms. Amerikanos was so nervous when presenting the engagement ring that she snapped the hinge on the box!
The now-engaged Australian couple will be traveling to New Zealand to tie the knot, and will be holding a civil ceremony at home in Tasmania, one of five Australian states to recognize civil unions. “When I look at getting married, I wish I didn’t have to explain it’s a gay wedding, I’m marrying my best friend,” Ms. Amerikanos said.
A Surprise Birthday Party Turned Marriage Proposal
Maybe you’ve heard about the viral mangagement video that’s been making its way around the Internet; if you’ve seen it once, it’s well worth a second watch, and in case you haven’t seen it, we’re sharing it here.
In this adorable video, one man gives his boyfriend a surprise after having been gifted with a surprise birthday party. “I had a surprise 30th birthday party thrown for me by my gorgeous boyfriend, family, and friends,” notes the video’s description. “During my thank you speech I had a surprise of my own to make.”
An Amazing Propsal – With Lady Gaga’s Help!
Imagine a star-studded gay marriage proposal, and you’ve got a recipe for fairytale romance dreams come true. Lady Gaga invited her friend Jay, whom she describes as “family and an incredible man and incredible friend” onstage during a show at the Manchester Arena. His boyfriend, Shaun, was also invited up. In a video a fan posted on YouTube, Gaga moves over, handing the spotlight to Jay, who gets down on one knee and surprises Shaun with a proposal.
Of course, Shaun answers with a “Yes!” after which Gaga serenades the couple with a fantastic rendition of her hit song, Born This Way. She ended the proposal by telling Jay and Shaun, “I wish you a beautiful, long, and happy life.”
In a comment posted on YouTube, Jay says: “That was me, down on one knee there! It was just amazing. So surreal I couldn’t even describe how it felt. The crowd just fuzzed into the background I forgot where I was. I couldn’t be any more grateful to Gaga and her team for organising that. Best night of my life. Thanks to everyone for their well-wishes and congrats I’m the happiest guy alive right now.”
The growing trend in gay marriage proposals and the increasing popularity of mangagement has led jewelry retailers such as Brilliance to launch entire lines of ManGagement rings and give their clients the option to create custom mangagement ring designs.
Stunning, masculine styles featuring intricate shapes, bold lines, and top-quality gemstones let men declare their statements of forever in a whole new way – whether the engagement is a simple, private one, or a massive, public declaration of your love.
Food has a special way of making our day better and if you are like most couples, you probably have one or two restaurants that are meaningful to your relationship. If you are considering a restaurant marriage proposal, check out these three unique ways to surprise and delight your partner into saying “Yes!”
While making a reservation at the restaurant of your choice, call and ask if you are able to prepare a special menu for your partner to be presented with by the waiter the night of your proposal. Have your proposal printed large enough for your partner to realize the true agenda for the night and have your ring ready when they accept!
Enlist the help of a few waiters to bring out special mementos relevant to your relationship one by one. Have the box with your ring come last under a dome plate and once the cover is lifted, drop to your knee and propose.
If you choose a restaurant that you have never been to, ask to have the waiter give you a tour around the area. Have a private room already set up for your proposal where you can enjoy an intimate meal together after you have popped the question.
Whether or not you are looking to keep your restaurant marriage proposal in the main dining room or a private room, The Heart Bandits can help you plan every moment in order to get every detail just right and a night to remember!Beth Beeson
Marriage proposals aren’t limited to a certain time of year, they are happening everyday and in every season. Being able to customize your proposal around a season gives you the ability to make your moment all the more special as it relates to a meaningful time in your relationship. Here are a few examples of seasonal marriage proposal venues that you can consider incorporating into your proposal:
Springtime means new life, flowers and lovely breezy afternoons which provides the perfect setting for any marriage proposal. Take your sweetheart on a romantic picnic with a surprise proposal during your meal. Or take a walk through a garden of blooming flowers and propose in a secluded area.
Sun and sand are the perfect mix for any summertime proposal, that is why beach proposals are so popular. If you want something a little different, charter a private sailboat ride and propose on the sparkling water of your special location.
Cool weather and the changing of the leaves gives a beautiful backdrop for any fall proposal! Find a local apple orchard to visit for the day and propose during a romantic hayride or walk among the trees.
If you want to stay warm and cozy inside during winter, propose to your partner while decorating your Christmas tree. Give them a unique ornament with the ring inside for them to find!
No matter the season, The Heart Bandits are here to help you plan a one-of-a-kind marriage proposal. Contact our team today and find out just how we can assist you and your needs!Beth Beeson
We LOVED working on this Instagram Marriage Proposal with Joachim. Instagram is sooo a pop-culture craze and we love keeping up with the trends which is why we were so excited that Joachim hired The Heart Bandits to plan his proposal. Joachim and Janis love taking photos and they love Instagram even more. No seriously, they even brought a selfie-stick with them the day he proposed. #LOVE Joachim flew to San Francisco from Singapore to visit Janis. Joachim asked Janis to take a romantic stroll with him through a park that overlooked the city. She probably thought, what a great place to take #selfies! Though rain threatened to ruin the day, we quickly moved the proposal into the cutest little gazebo so they would be protected from the storm.
When Janis saw the gazebo, her heart melted. There she saw blown up photos of her and Joachim, all formatted into Instagram style photos. He proposed and she said YES! A friend popped out and presented her with her favorite flowers. And then, the selfie-stick was brought out so they could Instagram their proposal!
Do you want to create a pop-culture inspired marriage proposal? Or even just a romantic proposal she will never forget? If so, contact The Heart Bandits today. We will bring your vision to life or help you create a unique proposal idea. There is nothing we can’t do!
Proposal Planning: The Heart Bandits
Photography: Bryan Tan Photography
Decor: Plumweed FlowersMichele
This one is for all of you trendsetters, the ones ahead of the game and on top of the what’s what of today’s hottest marriage proposal trends. If you have a Pinterest account and spend copious amounts of time surfing the hundreds of thousands of proposal pins (like we do here at The Heart Bandits), you have noticed some of the best trends so far this year. Here are just a few ideas on how to incorporate them into a uniquely planned proposal with the help of our Heart Bandits team:
Color Of the Year: Marsala
Take one look at this gorgeously designed floral centerpiece by Julie Doan with Marsala colored flowers and you will see why Pantone has chosen this color to represent 2015. The rich colors in a Marsala themed palette enhance any venue for an elegant marriage proposal.
Whether you choose a solid or patterned sequin design, you are sure to sparkle your way through this year! Using a sequin tablecloth to accent a sweetheart table or decorative accent piece is a popular way to display picture frames, flowers and special memories. This is a perfect way to infuse an element of glamour into your marriage proposal like the photo shown below of a proposal we planned for an amazing couple earlier this month. A few of the most popular colors for sequin tablecloths are gold, champagne, rose gold, black and silver.
Becoming more Earth conscious and friendly not only saves Mother Earth (yay!) but it’s also a popular way to add beautiful greenery and rustic chic to your proposal. Succulents along with floral decor and earthy prop pieces are being used in the most unique ways as shown below in this personalized monogram planter box.
No matter what trends you decide on incorporating into your marriage proposal, The Heart Bandits are here to help. If you have an idea in mind or require help throughout the entire process, we are here to make your vision come to life!Beth Beeson
Do you want a marriage proposal that will dazzle your partner while giving them something special to remember forever? If lighting up the night to show your love and commitment excites you, consider proposing with the help of the famous Times Square Billboard.
Ruben knew that he wanted to make Daisy feel like the only woman in the world during his proposal so he enlisted our help to make his vision come true. Although they live in New Mexico, he planned a special vacation to New York City to profess his love to Daisy and the world!
The Times Square Billboard marriage proposal package is one of a handful of packages we at The Heart Bandits offer that is sure to please any romantic couple’s proposal dreams. The proposal can be customized to fit your date and time schedule so right off the bat we eliminate any stress. Before you propose, a picture of you and your partner flashes across the screen showing the entire city just how much they mean to you. Additional upgrades can be placed to add more slides to your time segment, spelling out your love story while you and your partner watch in awe. If you would like to cherish your magical moment in photos or film, hire one of our amazing photographers or videographers to catch every breathtaking moment for you. If you want to delight your partner even more once you have proposed, have them handed a dozen gorgeous roses upon their acceptance of your proposal and seal the “Yes!” with a kiss!
No matter how you imagine your proposal to be, The Heart Bandits is here to help you make it stress free and unforgettable. Visit our website to check out our amazing proposal packages or inquire about a customized package to fit your unique ideas!