White by Vera Wang Ombre Tulle Ball Gown: A Dream Marriage Proposal
By Sarah Pease
For the bride who chooses a blush-colored gown, only a truly unique marriage proposal idea will do. Inspired by the gorgeous waves in this airy gown, this proposal begins deep in the Napa Valley.
The California sky is still dark, but the birds are chirping around your resort cottage when there’s a knock at the door. You open the door to the hotel butler who presents you with two mimosas and a single envelope. You thank the butler and hand the note to your girlfriend. She reads the note aloud “You’re cordially invited to a sunrise hot air balloon ride this morning.” The butler serves you the drinks and informs you that the car will pick you up at 6am. You hurry to get ready, bundling up for the still-chilly Napa morning. The car takes you to an empty field, as you approach you can see the balloon inflating – an impressive multi-colored sphere against the still-darkened sky.
As a sliver of sun crests the horizon, you both step into the basket and before you know it, you’re soaring above the rolling hills of Napa and Sonoma. The sound of the wind and the occasional burst of gas into the balloon make you feel like you’re flying! The pilot dips down to get a glimpse of the vineyards below and you grab her hand to steady each other. As the sun rises in the sky, the temperature warms and the clouds take on a certain blush tone – soft and soothing around you. The pilot begins the first descent to the landing area, a gorgeous field of lavender next to one of the most esteemed wineries of the region. Just as you’re about to touch down, a giant sign is revealed across the field that says “Will You Marry Me?” You land and immediately drop to one knee, pulling out the beautiful ring that you’ve selected. She says yes! You continue the fun and excitement of the day with a private wine tasting, tour of the adjoining vineyard and cap things off with a relaxed bike ride back to your resort. The perfect end to the night is a table for two at Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry where you’ll toast to many more sunrises together!
Sarah Pease, The Proposal Planner ™ is recognized as the foremost expert on marriage proposals and is the pioneer of Marriage Proposal Planning. Based in New York City, Sarah and her team at Brilliant Event Planning have designed and produced dream engagements for countless lucky couples from across the world and are the go-to source for all things regarding “Will You Marry Me?”
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