Proposals Made Easy

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Keith J. Saxe, President of NYC Wholesale Diamonds is a romantic. A key ingredient of every NYCWD Diamond Consultation is his advice on the actual proposal, as its romantic significance will last a lifetime. The effort you put in to planning a memorable proposal will be rewarded infinite times throughout your engagement and marriage. You don’t have to be rich or famous to pull off an amazing, one-of-a-kind proposal. Check out these celebrity proposals you can recreate yourself.

Try to top this proposal: singer Seal and supermodel Heidi Klum got engaged…in an igloo. Heidi, who was previously married and divorced, met Seal in early 2004. When Seal decided to propose later that year, they took a private chopper to Whistler, a small ski resort town in the Canadian province of British Columbia, for the holidays,. Just a mere two days before Christmas, Seal proposed to Heidi on top of a glacier while inside a specially made igloo for the event. Inside the igloo was food, champagne and a bed for the occasion. Talk about extravagant!

Do-It-Yourself Tip
Instead of an igloo, try taking your girlfriend to a skating rink. Rockefeller Center has a special “Proposal on the Ice” package that allows you to propose at its famous ice rink, followed by a table at its restaurant and a gift bag. And it’s all for just $200! Another alternative is a ski resort. A proposal at a secluded cabin can be very romantic.

The proposal between actors Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott is practically straight out of a storybook. Dean and Tori met shortly after she separated from husband Charline Shanian. The ink on the divorce papers were barely dry before Dean decided to pop the question during Christmas 2005. After the pair rode in a horse-drawn carriage down a lit path decorated with Christmas lights, the carriage led them to a table surrounded by Christmas trees where Dean finally surprised her with a ring.

Do-It-Yourself Tip
Since everyone decorates their homes with Christmas lights during the holidays, this proposal pretty much sets itself up. Take your girl out for a drive to look at Christmas lights (make sure to go to a nice area, too). If you’re in an area that has horse-drawn carriages (Central Park in NYC is still ideal, but horse carriages might soon be eliminated) , see if you can hitch a ride through a scenic area. Afterward, head to a snowy park with a gazebo. When the moment is right, present the ring.

The public was surprised when they found out singer Mariah Carey and actor Nick Cannon were engaged, but probably not nearly as surprised as Mariah was when her beau proposed not once but twice! The first proposal happened at Mariah’s apartment when Nick surprised the songstress with a diamond ring hidden inside a candy ring pop. The second proposal included a romantic helicopter ride. “They’ve been calling me Cinderella,” Mariah told People about the reaction to her proposals. “Most people would think, ‘OK, please! This doesn’t happen in real life.’”

Do-It-Yourself Tip
Hiding the ring in her food might sound cliched, but it can be pulled off successfully if done right. Instead of hiding the ring in a piece of candy, to avoid any unnecessary damage to the ring, hide the ring elsewhere and present the candy ring as a joke. Then, while she’s not expecting it, present her with the real ring. If you are planning to hide the ring in her food, make sure not to hide to too well. A trip to the emergency room isn’t romantic.


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