A fast organization process
For the first time since the creation of proposal in Paris, this proposal involved an eight persons-team: a challenging organization …
All of this had been settled in 3 days. The decision of the spot was clear: down Iena Bridge on the Seine Banks. It offers a perfect view on the Eiffel Tower without too many people passing through. An amazing spot for this beautiful but complex proposal! Why complex? First of all, this was the first surprise proposal that we had not prepared with the fiance himself. All was set up with R.’s brother. This is the biggest team we had! Two men were holding the banner, two videographers, two photographers and two musicians. Great atmosphere, great evening!
R’s brother called us to organize the proposal a few days before their arrival in Paris. He asked for a romantic set up : a bunch of flowers on a slick. We had hired two musicians playing “La Vie en Rose”, an iconic French song formerly played by Edith Piaf. Last but not least, a 15 meters large banner saying “Will You Marry?”.
Let’s say a few words about our two love mates (their names have to remain secret). V. is the successor of an Indian infrastructure company and R. works as a journalist for an Indian TV Channel.
On the day
Bruno, as the photographer and Pierre, his son, as a videographer, waited for the couple’s car at the Carousel near Trocadero Park. Then, they followed them from the meeting point to the proposal spot trying to remain hidden all the way.
V. & R. understood that was the place and time for proposing when they saw on their way along the Seine banks the slick, the bunch of flowers, and the musicians obviously waiting for them.
The proposal took place in the evening, around 7 p.m. so the backlight was tough to handle for videographers but we made our possible … as usual 😉
Once the couple was walking from the staircase to the slick, everybody was ready to go. A pink candle was lighted on the slick, rose petals dispatched on it. And the musicians started to play the song … After a few minutes during which the couple took selfies with the Eiffel Tower and were holding hands, our guys displayed the banner. And V. got down on one knee. R. did not seem very surprised, she smiled when she understood what her love mate was going to ask her…
She said yes ! Her brother and sister in law were looking over the scene from the top of the stair case. They applauded and so did all the people around.
Once she said yes the pressure got down for the team… We could breathe again…
The photo-shooting took place at the proposal spot and then all the way from the Seine banks to the Bir-Hakeim bridge. This is where Bruno could take the last great pictures of that session and Pierre got great shots for the movie!
Our love mates were very happy after they saw the pictures on line. Almost 100 images have been edited and retouched!
We wish them well.
Author: Thomas, for Proposal-in-Paris team