Craig contacted The Heart Bandits when he was trying to find the perfect marriage proposal plan for his girlfriend Samira. He wanted everything to be perfect for his romantic Key West proposal, but he was overseas at the time and he knew he wouldn’t have the time or the capability to plan it to perfection from afar. As we do with all of our clients, we interviewed him so that we could get to know details about him and his girlfriend. During that interview, we were immediately drawn to how the couple first met.
Samira grew up in Miami but decided to move to Baltimore to get her Doctorate. Baltimore is Craig’s hometown and while looking for an apartment, he happened to consider moving into Samira’s building. When he went to tour the building and apartment unit, she was on the same elevator as he and the leasing agent. Ultimately, Craig ended up moving in to the apartment and coincidentally, he moved in right next door to Samira! One day, she slipped a note under his door inviting him to a dinner party that she was having. Unfortunately, he could not make it so he slipped a note under her door letting her know. The note passing continued on, back and forth for a while. In one of those notes, they finally exchanged phone numbers and eventually met out one night with friends and as friends. And from there as they say, it was history!
The Proposal Idea
We just knew we had to create a unique marriage proposal idea that incorporated the note passing that brought them together. We presented Craig the option of having 2 doors set up on the beach. The doors would be labeled with their apartment numbers (365 on the left and 364 on the right). There would be a note hanging on the door to pay homage to their beginning form of communication. Once they walked through the doors, there would be a proposal set up at the end of the pier where Craig would ask Samira to be his wife. Craig loved the proposal idea!
On the day of the proposal, Samira was lead to the doors. She wasn’t quite sure what was going on. Was it just a coincidence that these doors had their old apartment numbers on them? It had to be, they were so far from Baltimore! But then Craig drew her attention to the note hanging from the door.
Samira was smitten and followed Craig’s lead through the doors. They walked down the pier hand in hand. At the end of the pier, Craig dropped to his knee amongst roses, petals and lanterns, and proposed to the love of his life. Samira said yes and then got on her cute little tippy toes to give him a hug!
Check out the stunning photos below and pay attention to all of the thoughtful details; blush tone heads of roses and rose petals in case it got too windy, oversized gold lanterns to look grand with the ocean as the backdrop, a table for two so they could sit down to enjoy Champagne after the proposal….it was truly magical.
After the proposal, the couple shared a Champagne toast to start their new life together. We are so honored to have been a part of Craig and Samira’s special day.
HOW CAN A PROPOSAL PLANNER HELP YOU PLAN YOUR KEY WEST PROPOSAL?
If you are looking for looking to plan a romantic Key West Proposal, then you could benefit from hiring a Proposal Planner. Here is how hiring The Heart Bandits can help:
- We will work with you to create a custom and personalized proposal idea that can be implemented in a Key West setting.
- We can make recommendations for the best beaches that do not require a permit.
- We can make recommendations for more secluded beach space that would require a permit or a non-beach venue.
- We have relationships with top notch vendors in Key West that we have worked with on many proposals and will do an amazing job for your proposal.
- If you are not from Key West, we can be on-site to manage details and/or decorate.
- We will plan your entire proposal from A-Z and all you have to do is show up.
If you are still looking for proposal ideas in Key West, and just want to do a little more researching before getting started, read our article. The Heart Bandits have been planning marriage proposals in Miami, Key West, and all over the world for over 9 years. We have helped over 4,000 clients receive a great big “YES” and we would love to work with you next.
Marriage Proposal Planners: The Heart Bandits
Florist: Duarte Floral Design
Photography: Filda Konec PhotographyMichele