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Destination Marriage Proposal Photography | New York City

Craig had the perfect place for destination marriage proposal photography in mind for girlfriend Melanie! The couple were traveling from England to explore the Big Apple.

Little did Melanie know, Craig had been secretly consulting with Paparazzi Proposals’ engagement experts on how to plan and discreetly capture the picture-perfect New York marriage proposal at the Rockefeller Center ice rink, just in time for Christmas!

A few minutes after they took to the ice, he took a knee! While Craig may have been a little unsteady on his skates, his marriage proposal was super smooth, and Melanie was completely and totally surprised! Our New York proposal photographer discreetly captured Melanie’s incredible reaction, without her knowing he was there.

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Paparazzi Proposals has helped countless couples visiting New York remember their big day, and has also shot engagements abroad for couples traveling to London, Paris, Madrid and beyond!  We’re ready to help you plan and capture yours.

We caught up with the charming British duo for the love story behind their winter-wonderland NYC engagement!  Read on for some amazing engagement inspiration.

The Marriage Proposal Idea:

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The Starting Point: England

The Destination: New York City

Craig: I proposed here as it is an iconic place which features my favorite movie, Home Alone, and as it’s Christmas there is no better place than under the Rockefeller Christmas tree, even though I can’t ice skate very well and was terrified I would slip whilst getting down on one knee!

How They Met:

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Craig: It was the 15th of March 2014 when we met. I was at the gym and happened to bump into an old friend I hadn’t seen for years. We got to talking and he told me he was going on a night out for a coworkers birthday, and asked me if I wanted to come along. The girl who’s birthday party it was happened to be Melanie, my fiancé. She seemed very fun, outgoing, and was easy to get on with.

Melanie: It was love at first sight to be honest. I saw his piercing blue eyes and cheeky smile. We started talking and I really fell in love with his sense of humour.

How They Knew:

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Craig: I’m a huge West Ham football fan. For our second date, she surprised me with tickets to see them play!

Melanie: I knew he was the one as we were such similar people, and it seemed like we were just best friends who knew each other our whole lives. 

That Engagement Ring!:

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Craig picked out the perfect engagement ring for Melanie at Beaverbrooks in England.

Craig and Melanie aren’t the only couple traveling to pop the question. Destination marriage proposals are a rising engagement trend, as reported by The Knot. More and more couples are choosing to make a special vacation even more romantic by popping the question, and making sure it’s all beautifully photographed to share with friends and family back home!

Be sure to check out our post on what you need to know if you plan to travel for your engagement.  And if you’ve already got your heart set on a destination marriage proposal, make sure your engagement abroad is captured by the experts!  Contact us to find out how you can have your own destination marriage proposal discreetly captured with surprise proposal photography!