Oleg Cassini Mixed Metallics: A Dream Marriage ProposalOctober 4th, 2013
Oleg Cassini Mixed Metallics: A Dream Marriage Proposal
This dress exudes opulence – what’s more extravagant than gold, silver, diamonds and other exquisite jewels? This extraordinary mixed metallic ball gown inspired a dream marriage proposal that would make any girl feel like a treasured gem.
Your proposal begins at sunset as your chauffeured classic Rolls Royce Phantom approaches the truly lavish Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Founded in 1852, this Victorian-style museum houses one of the most extensive jewelry collections and displays some of the world’s finest pieces of jewelry.
Your private tour guide will be waiting underneath the arched entryway, ready to take you and your sweetheart on what she believes is simply a private showing of the museum’s jewelry collection after museum hours. From jeweled pendants worn by Queen Elizabeth I to diamond tiaras by Cartier, your future-fiancée will be awed by the breathtaking jewels. As you finish learning about the magnificent jewelry and begin to leave the gallery, your tour guide mentions that there is a new exhibit that hasn’t been opened to the public yet that you must see.
Your tour guide is leading you through the majestic hallways when suddenly the lights in the entire museum turn off. You and your loved one are told to go through a small door while they figure out the issue, and as you exit you realize that you have stepped into a gorgeous courtyard garden. The sun has set and it’s just you and your sweetheart surrounded by the night sky and twinkling stars, but not for long. Shortly after you arrive in the garden all of the lights in the museum magically turn on, each tree and surrounding plant lights up with twinkling lights and across the courtyard is a huge custom-made sign with lights strung in a cursive script that reads “Will You Marry Me?” The golden lights from within the museum and the sparkling lights in the garden create a stunning setting that glitters like a jewel and provides the perfect backdrop for your proposal.
When your future-fiancée notices the sign, you drop to one knee. You present your sweetheart with the ring in a custom jewelry box that is engraved to say, “It may not be a crown jewel, but you are.” After she says “yes,” you tell her one more surprise awaits her inside the museum. As you open the doors, a path of flower petals will lead you to a nearby gallery where a romantic dinner for two complete with an abundance of flowers, candles and sparkling lights has been set up for the two of you… an ideal end to a perfect proposal.