Setting up the Perfect Proposal

Found the perfect engagement ring but unsure how to propose? We are seeing a lot more intimate proposals, from stunning setups at home to private hotel rooms. Not only does proposing in your own private space make for a moment with much less pressure and much more intimacy, it can be completely customisable to you, meaning more options to put your love on display.

For many couples, something a little more low-key is a much better fit than a public declaration. With this in mind we have put together some inspiration to show you how low-key can still be just as romantic and meaningful.

With proposal season just around the corner now is the time to get organised and have your plan in place.

Romantic Dinner

Make it meaningful, think back on noteworthy moments in your relationship. Recreate your first date restaurant meal, cook their favourite dish or if in doubt a takeaway that you know they can’t resist.  

Set the scene, it doesn’t get more romantic than twinkling candles, even better when they smell divine. Fill the air with the scent of freshly cut roses with Jo Malones Red Roses Candle, you can even opt to engrave the candle with the special date. Every time the candle is lit afterwards it will be a reminder of the amazing evening.

Create a petal path with our breathtaking Romantic Red freeze dried petals to lead to the room you have selected to host the dinner. Sprinkle the petals over the tablescape and place a timeless Red Rose on their place setting. You could carefully place the ring within the red rose and when they lift up the beautiful gift and spot the ring that could be your cue to drop on one knee.

Elevate the atmosphere with a bespoke playlist in the background with songs that have been significant throughout your time together and have a bottle of Dom Perignon Champagne chilling in ice, so it’s ready to pop once they have said ‘YES’. It’s up to you which course you choose to actually ask the question. It would be perfect to do this at the beginning allowing you to relax and enjoy the special evening just as much as much as your partner.

Create The Ultimate Relaxing Evening

Who doesn’t love a trip to the spa? When the location is in the comfort of your own home it’s even better.

Sprinkle a stunning petal path leading to a rose petal infused bath, with some calming oils, tea lights and their favourite beverage on ice. Espa offer lots of luxury bath oils and treatments, such as relaxing face masks and soothing pulse point oils. You can both enjoy the treatments together or you can leave your partner to unwind alone.

Leave a luxury robe draped over the bed for them once they’re done. The White Company have a selection of beautiful unisex robes which means you could both feel cosy and relaxed together. Once they have finished with their treatments suggest a chilled out night in front of the TV, ensure you have the film setup on screen before they enter. Instead of the movie playing, stream a slide show of your precious moments together and ask them to put their hand in the pocket of the robe where they will discover their ring.

Continue the ultimate relaxed evening with an indoor picnic and their favourite movie playing in the background.

Proposal With a View

If a home proposal is not going to work for you then seek out a romantic location with a breath-taking panoramic view.  The View from The Shard, one of London’ tallest buildings, will allow you and your partner to take in the spectacular views of the city with a glass of champagne in hand. You can still keep it a private affair with exclusive hire of the room for 30 minutes.

This unique setting creates the most romantic atmosphere to ask your partner the all important question. Add to the wow factor by overflowing the room with balloons and spelling out ‘Marry Me?’ in luxury petals surrounded with candles, and some meaningful images of you both.

To avoid suspicion, have the petals delivered directly to the reception and enlist the staff to setup the petals as you would like. Alternatively, you can contact us and arrange for an unbranded package delivered to you.

Selecting the Right Petals

There is nothing more romantic than red rose petals, they are the ultimate symbolism for love. However, red may not be your colour of choice, you could opt to select your partners favourite colour, or even their birthstone colour. From light dusky pinks, to deep rich burgundy, or striking blue to mellow lilac we have a wide range of petals that you can choose from. You can even opt to create your own custom petal mix if you have a particular colour scheme in mind.

All the petals are carefully freeze dried and so all the moisture has been removed to maintain their stunning colour and shape, making them last much longer than fresh petals. To find out the right amount of petals for you, use our Petal Calculator, and if you’re not sure what colours to choose order some petal samples.

It’s a personal preference as to whether you choose an extravagant proposal, or if you wish to keep it as just the two of you. Either way, being surrounded by luxury rose petals will help make this amazing moment in your lives extra special.

P&R x