Any bride will tell you that the proposal is just as important as the wedding itself, and they are becoming more of a focus than ever before. From ‘blow-the-budget’ proposals that include flights to romantic destinations to cute ‘I made this for you’ videos and deluxe experiences where the couple sails off into the sunset, there is seemingly no end to the ways in which to ‘pop’ the question.
In response to the trend for one-of-a-kind proposals, One&Only Cape Town has created a professional Wedding Concierge service offering nervous grooms-in-the-making guidance, and a series of unique ways in which to surprise their beloveds. Ensuring she will never forget the moment he asked “will you marry me?” Each proposal is a tailor-made and intimate experience, created for the couple and bearing their unique interests and personal preferences in mind.
From excursions around the peninsula in a luxury car, complete with a gourmet picnic, to private dinners a deaux, luxury yacht cruises and all-day experiences complete with spa spoils and fine wine and dining, the One&Only Wedding Concierge team are available to create unforgettable bespoke experiences for the would-be bride and groom.
Come Dine with Me
According to international wedding trends experts, elaborate plans are what it is all about and these can veer between extremely private or absolutely public affairs. For the couple that loves five-star food and fine wine, the One&Only Wedding Concierge team will create an unforgettable evening, complete with multi-course offerings and impeccable attention to detail, including ‘your’ song being played at just the right moment. From a secluded alfresco table tucked away in its own waterside pavilion, to a discreet and private spot at Nobu Cape Town or Reuben’s, or a corner in Vista Lounge for Afternoon Tea, the epicurean spoils and elegant resort surrounds will set the scene for a perfect proposal – right down to the big reveal of the ring. Of course, a private dinner on one’s guest room balcony can easily be arranged by the Wedding Concierge team, but a chef’s table at Reuben’s Wine Loft set for twelve where friends and family are in on the secret is possible too.
How to create an indelible memory for that One&Only love? Make a day of it and begin the day with breakfast-in-bed with a view, continue the downtime in the award-winning One&Only Spa, followed by a romantic dinner, where the One&Only Wedding Team will be on hand to create a tailor-made all-day experience at the resort. Many of the treatments at the Spa are designed for a couple to enjoy together in a room for two – setting the mood for love, seduction and saying “yes”.
Nautical is always nice, and a private sunset cruise that departs from the resort is the perfect way to impress her. The Wedding Concierge team will be able to arrange a cruise for two, complete with champagne and delectable gourmet snacks, and as the glorious sun sets, the picture-perfect moment to ask the all-important question will arise.
Allow the Wedding Concierge team to arrange an in-room visit from one of the Spa’s manicurists, have a favourite movie playing on the television, set-up a private dinner on the terrace and a romantic turndown (including a scented, rose petal studded bath), and ensure there is no need to leave the comfort of the luxurious suite while enjoying being in the moment.
Of all the times to spend gazing into each other’s eyes, this is it - which is why the One&Only Cape Town Wedding Concierge team will take care of all the social media moments of the proposal for the special couple. From capturing those unforgettable romantic moments and posting them to a private Instagram or Facebook group to videoing the second when she says ‘yes’, a member of the team will save the memories for gazing at later, if the couple chooses.
Whether selecting a discreet and private affair or an elaborate event for the perfect proposal, what is essential is that thought and care goes into popping the question. With the One&Only Wedding Concierge team to assist, there is no doubt that the would-be groom will make an unforgettable and indelible impression.
For more information about One&Only Cape Town’s Proposals and Weddings Concierge service, email firstname.lastname@example.org