No two people will ever walk the same path in life, which is one of the most beautiful realisations there is. Yet, no matter how unique your adventure was, is and will be, there are a few milestones that will always stand out, and none is more magical than a proposal. It’s one of the rare moments where you and the love of your life fall weak together; a moment of pure vulnerability where your heart pounds like a piston on a steam train as you commit your lives to one another’s.
It is that moment in your life people will want to know about, a story where every detail will be poured over with “ooohs” and “awwws”, which is why we implore you to steer away from the beaten track and find a way to make your proposal as unique as possible. Your love story is one of a kind, and your proposal should be too.
- Diamonds Are Not The Only Answer
When you get down on one knee, pull the ring box from its hiding place, hold it open and your rendition of the words, you have the chance to veer away from tradition and present your love with something utterly unique. Everyone has diamonds, but not gemstones, which is where Love & Lavender can lead you down a magical path. A ruby, an opal, a tanzanite, a blue topaz, a peridot; anything that captures your heart in the same way your partner did. After all, you want to give them an engagement ring that no other woman has.
- Over The Top Isn’t Mandatory
Prince Harry is by no means the first man to pop the question at home, but he has made it cool again. There is just something dreamy about proposing in the space you maybe share together. There is something so romantic about make your home the setting for your future, whether it be turning off all the lights in your apartment and leading them to a proposal with candles (fire extinguisher at the ready just in case) or hanging photos of your journey all over room, even dangling from the ceiling, before making this the scene of your question. Never underestimate the romance of subtlety.
- The Magic Of Somewhere Memorable
The places where you made memories hold a special place in your hearts, whether you realise it or not, which is why you should take advantage of this nostalgia. Drop to one knee by the fountain you bumped into your love, knocking the books out of her hand before buying her a coffee as thanks. Speak to the manager at the restaurant you went on your first date and have them bring your ring out with the desserts. Have a brass band surprise her at the rooftop bar where you shared your first kiss. Maybe you could set up a treasure hunt, where each clue leads them from one memorable spot to the next, ending up at the scene where you first said I love you, the scene where you plan to make things go full circle.
Unique doesn’t have to be big; it has to be personal.