Paris Surprise Proposal Blog

Love stories showcasing surprise proposals done in Paris and captured spontaneously by Paris photographer Shantha.

Surprise proposal in a script at Jardin du Luxembourg | July 2018 |

This Paris surprise proposal planned with Steve is quite something. He had chosen Jardin du Luxembourg to be the place of his surprise proposal because Rachel loves gardens wherever they are. Here is their story.

To Rachel, they were not only debuting their Paris vacation with one of her favourite places on earth (gardens) at the Jardin du Luxembourg; meeting Steve’s friend John, who lives in Paris was also another reason to be there. So there was no questioning of Steve using his phone to communicate with his friend. John does exist, except that for this occasion, I was John!

Dressing casually as they normally would also ensured that no suspicions were aroused.

Rachel and Steve walked passed me at the pre-agreed GPS spot whilst I disguised as one of those taking refuge under a shady tree from the scorching Parisian summer heat.

Steve nodded very quickly to make contact and then texted me to say change of plan! “Follow me”, he typed.

These two images below are me doing an Inspector Gadget style of following without getting detected.

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Panic swirled around my belly when they stopped right at this wide opened but beautiful spot. Where am I supposed to hide?! There were no bushes nor trees for me to be inconspicuous. Plus, an opened space like that meant that I had to be a good distance away in order for Rachel not to be aware of my presence.

My gut instinct had told me to pack my long lense for this session. Thank God I listened to it. I quickly changed the lense on my camera and backed further away from them.

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Steve is a screen writer by profession for films and staged plays. So for his surprise proposal to Rachel, he decided to screen write a story of their lives together from when they first met.

Whilst waiting for “John” to arrive, he asked her (like he usually does) to proof read the “new script” he had just written. Subtle tears turned into sobs when she realised that it was the story of their lives, with the script lines ending with :

RACHEL ELISABETH BURROWS…

(beat)

Will You Marry Me?

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Utterly overwhelmed by emotions. These captures in photographs are priceless.

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Here is Steve introducing me. A second surprise!

I gave them some more time on their own to bask in their “just got engaged” moment. What a wonderful phase of life to be in and to begin it in Paris, one of the most romantic cities of the world.

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I am proud to say that despite the change of the initial location, panic in my belly with the wide opened space, the coordination with Steve for his Paris surprise proposal to Rachel went seamlessly well without a hint of suspicion from her. Results!

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If you are thinking of doing a surprise proposal in Paris to your beloved, I will be pleased to help you plan and capture all the once in a lifetime priceless expressions and emotions for you. All you have to do is just hit the button below and get in touch!