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Couples

5 idyllic proposal locations

 

Thinking of popping the question? Your loved one will likely say ‘yes’ if you get down on one knee in one of these romantic destinations.

For many people it’s the most important question they’ll ask, so where you choose to say “will you marry me?” requires a bit of thought. After all, you’ll be telling your engagement story for many years to come, so why not make sure it’s a good one?

We take a closer look at a few of the best places to propose from around the world.

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Paris

Arguably the most romantic city in the world, Paris is full of perfect spots to pop the question. Go traditional and get down on one knee at the top of the Eiffel Tower or do it during a candlelit dinner cruise along the River Seine.

For something more private, find a quiet corner of the stunning Jardin du Luxembourg. If you’d like a more unusual engagement story – why not ask the question on the bustling Rue du Trésor before ducking into one of the cosy eateries which line this pretty tree-lined street?

In the City of Lights, the opportunities to propose are endless.

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Rome

You don’t have to choose just one iconic landmark to propose near in Rome. Take a stroll up Gianicolo Hill and you’ll be able to pop the question against a breathtaking panorama of Rome’s ancient ruins and impressive domes. Time your trip for sunset to get the most out of the view.

Not shy about a public proposal? The crowds at the beautiful Trevi Fountain will applaud anyone brave enough to get down on one knee. Don’t forget to throw three coins in first as apparently, this means marriage will be on the cards.

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Cyprus

Sun-kissed Cyprus is a hugely population destination for weddings, so why not get a glimpse of how romantic it can be by proposing there?

One of the stunning white-sand beaches is the obvious choice – especially if you can find a secluded spot. Petra tou Romiou Beach close to Paphos is particularly popular with couples thanks to Aphrodite’s Rock, which legend has it is the birthplace of the goddess of love. Swimming around the rock is said to bring true love.

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Venice

Piazza San Marco is one of the most beautiful spots in Venice and your partner will never forget it if you propose overlooking the busy square and the awe-inspiring basilica. You could just get down on one knee in the middle of the hustle and bustle, but several cafés and bars fringing the square are happy to help you plan an extra special proposal. The famous Caffè Florian will have the orchestra play your special song, bake a cake with ‘will you marry me?’ on top or pop the ring into a glass of prosecco. How could anyone say no?

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New York

As you’d expect from a city as dazzling as New York, there are endless proposal options. Pretend you’re in a rom com and ask the question at the top of the Empire State Building – don’t forget to put in a special request with the saxophonist at the 86th-floor observatory.

For a dramatic proposal, get down on one knee in Times Square – you can even get a billboard package and put both your names in lights. Looking for something a bit more private? Head to one of New York’s best-loved landmarks, Central Park, and find a quiet nook.

Whether among the cobbled streets of the French capital or on the sun-baked coast of Cyprus, choose your favourite proposal destination and begin planning your special moment.

Posted: 11th Jan 2018.

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