Attention all future fiancés! In case you were racking your brains to figure out the perfect way to propose to your loved one, we have the solution! Imagine this: A beautifully set picnic complete with chocolate strawberries, champagne on ice, and flowers all set on a gorgeous throw surrounded by pillows, and shrouded in a frothy canopy complete with that ethereal (flameless) glow! This secret oasis created specifically for that special person certainly beats your local “romantic restaurant”!
I know exactly what you’re thinking, “How!?” Rest assured, let’s take it step by step:
What You’ll Need
- A canopy
- Lighting – Wireless Uplights / Wireless String Lights
- Throws and a bunch of pillows
- Don’t forget this one: THE RING!!!
Make an excellent first impression by creating a stunning outdoor setting.
Step 1: Set up your canopy
Find a peaceful location to set up the frame of your canopy. You can easily assemble the canopy yourself to save on cost. Dress that frame with the flowing drapes. White is a classic and romantic color for the drapes and allows you to add pops of color in any shade you’d like. You can pull back the front entrance and leave the sides enclosed for a private look, or pull back each side to take in the gorgeous views!
Step 2: Lighting
You’ll both be dying to stay in your little oasis till the sun sets. Add a beautiful glowing ambiance to the evening with some lighting. Battery operated string lights are a simple addition you can hang from the top of the canopy for a twinkling look. Consider adding wireless uplights, one at each corner, in order to achieve an ethereal glow, You can set LED uplights to any shade of any color. They’re won’t resist saying “Yes!” engulfed in beautiful lighting and the glow of your true love.
Step 3: Decor
Here comes the part you can have fun with: the decorating! Adding florals, vines, balloons, ribbons can give your canopy a gorgeous look. If you need a little inspiration you can definitely try using a theme; be it beach-y, candle light, or even their favorite color or sports team. You know your loved one more than any one else, so make it personal!
Just like a present, the wrapping is only part of the gift! We now get to fill your private space with throws, pillows, flowers and so on.
Step 1: Furniture
Feel free to keep it simple and bohemian by tossing a throw on the ground with some pillows or some beanbags. You can also consider adding a table for two with lovely chairs side by side. If you’re by the sea you can add a lounger to enjoy the sunset on. The possibilities are endless!
Step 2: The Grub
By the time they have been surprised (and you’ve popped the question), I’m sure you both will have worked up quite an appetite. Here is the part that I’m sure you will enjoy the most, the food. Cater to their favorite foods. Whether they’re a “pizza and beer” or a “wine and cheese” kind of person you will definitely need to have a bottle of bubbly on the chill to celebrate!
That’s it! That’s all it’ll take to completely wow your loved one with something they’ll never expect. Well that, and a ring. Good Luck!