Unforgettable Marriage Proposals

by Trisha Mee

There are certain times in life that a little effort is called for, and a proposal is one of them. Popping the question while you’re sitting on the couch watching CSI is not an option. No need to panic, however: we have done the hard work for you, and put together some suitably stunning proposal options that are guaranteed to get the answer you want. 

Sky-high thrills

Not many proposals involve freefalling towards the earth at 200kmh, so this one is for adrenaline junkies only. But if a tandem skydive sounds like your idea of a romantic thrill, then come on down. Both you and your partner will take part in a tandem jump strapped to an instructor. After you leap out of the plane at 14,000 feet, you’ll free fall for about 60 seconds before your instructor opens the parachute and you glide back down to earth. As your partner comes in to land, a banner will be spread on the ground asking, “Will you marry me?” The entire experience will be captured on camera, letting you relive the moment over and over again.

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The thrill of the chase

You love your partner for their playful nature and sense of adventure, so why not plan a proposal that appeals to that side of their personality? This customised scavenger hunt involves a series of personalised clues, including love notes and inspiring quotations. As your beloved solves one clue after another, anticipation builds, until the solution to the final clue is revealed – you, waiting with a sign saying, “Will you marry me?”, and a bottle of champagne. Now that’s a proposal story worth retelling.

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A gourmet extravaganza

So you want to propose over a meal, but a candlelit dinner just isn’t going to cut it? We have just the experience for you. It starts with a seaplane ride over Sydney Harbour and the spectacular Northern Beaches: plenty of Instagram opportunities here. Your top-secret destination is Berowra Waters, The Inn, a bush-fringed, waterfront fine-dining restaurant that can only be reached by boat or sea plane. Make sure you have brought your appetite with you: there are seven superb courses to enjoy on this degustation menu. Meals – and proposals – don’t get much more memorable than this.

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Diving right in

An underwater proposal that doesn’t involve getting wet? Yes, it’s true. This private dinner at Sydney Aquarium ticks all the boxes. First, there is the all-to-yourselves after-hours aquarium experience, where you can wander through the exhibits that feature 13,000 different aquatic animals. You will get to gaze on more marine life while you enjoy your two-course dinner, during which divers will appear with an underwater banner that asks, “Will you marry me?” Now that’s an unforgettable night out.

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The perfect picnic

Sometimes, it’s all about going back to basics. A romantic picnic proposal always hits the spot; although this particular picnic comes with a few added extras. It starts with a stroll along the beach, where you suddenly come upon a romantic hideaway, complete with rug, cushions, flowers and candles. When you come closer, you’ll realise that a slideshow is playing all your favourite memories. Cue the proposal and crack open the chilled champagne which is waiting, along with a hamper of gourmet treats. The finishing touch: a photographer is camped out not far away, and will capture the moment forever.

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