Groom to-be Luke, approached Proposal Boutique three months ago and needed assistance in making his proposal to his fair lady ‘Iku’, a memorable one. Luke is a man who knew exactly what he wanted and was determined to make it the biggest proposal Dubai has ever seen; we are so proud to have been a part of it.
For this proposal, we arranged for a classic limousine to pick the couple up from their hotel and drive them to the impressive Burj Khalifa (The world’s tallest building). Upon arrival, Luke and Iku were greeted by an array of hostesses who led them to their table at At.mosphere, on the 122nd floor. Here they dined by the window, overlooking the magnificent view. They drank champagne and enjoyed a delectable five course meal, before Luke made his excuses and left for the ‘bathroom’ leaving Iku alone at the table. Luke then secretly took to his hiding place.
Our coordinator Tom, approached Iku at the table and asked if she would like to see the view from a different angle. Unsure and perhaps a little uneasy, she followed Tom up some stairs to a private level within the Burj Khalifa. Here, she was met by a selection of handpicked professional photographers and videographers who ‘papped’ her.
Feeling a tad confused, she walked down a candlelit red carpet, scattered with fragrant rose petals and saw a sign that led the way to her ‘happy ever after’. A musician escorted her into the private room singing ‘their’ song, taking her hand, I then lead her around the room, where she saw photographs of her and Luke throughout their time together, featuring nostalgic memories, such their first holiday to Paris, through to her graduation; it was very overwhelming to see her reaction and I became emotional witnessing how happy she was; at this stage I think reality was starting to hit….did she know what was coming?
We organised a beautiful tree, which we decorated with more photographs and captions expressing the various things that Luke loved about her. As she read through the photo captions, she continued to walk around the table which was decorated with Disney love quotes from all of her favourite movies. Here, she was met by the magician who performed several tricks for her, she was loving every moment.
After the tricks, Iku sat down to watch a video that Luke had prepared. The video featured all of their close family, friends, colleagues and neighbours from Taiwan and Shanghai. Luke had worked hard for several months to create this special video before and after he contacted us. I have never seen anything like it. It was so romantic and I can tell you now, there was not a dry eye in the room (it’s hard to stay composed, when you witness true love such as this).
After the video, the words ‘Will You Marry Me’ flashed across the screen and in walked Luke with a rose bouquet the size of Iku. Our wonderful musician began to sing ‘A Whole New World’ from Disney’s Aladdin. This is Ikus favourite song. Our magician got involved and performed a ring trick that required Iku to pick the stunning engagement ring from his pocket, before magically floating it into Luke’s hand (that’s right- a floating ring), ready for the big moment…..the proposal.
When Luke had the ring, he bent down on one knee and proposed. Iku OF COURSE, said YES!!!
I’m so delighted to have been part of this one of a kind proposal and wish Iku and Luke all the very best now and forever.
Fun fact: Did you know, that in Asian culture, it is not uncommon for the female to be told of the impending proposal?
Xx Caroline xX