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How Will You Pop the Question?

Christina Currie Events, Inc. provides some proposal inspiration for those of you popping the question this "engagement season!"

Welcome to engagement season! Technically, this season of love begins at Thanksgiving and will end on or around Valentine's Day. Over 40% of engagements in any given year will happen during this time! Which brings us to the biggest question of all: How will YOU pop the question? 

Our company was lucky enough to choreograph a lovely proposal at a recent corporate holiday event! Our client reached out to us when she found out one of her party guests wanted to pop the question to his girlfriend during our event. CCE couldn't have been more excited to help him out! With the help of our caterer, Truffleberry Market, we created a lovely ice sculpture ring box to insert his ring into. The chefs carried out this dazzling presentation without a hitch - in front of an entire crowd of people - just following the "Best Couple" award. These pictures will soon be posted to the Christina Currie Events Facebook page - stay tuned! 

Our Special Events Manager, Lauren, has a sister that was recently engaged during Thanksgiving weekend and wanted to interview her to get a feel for what exactly makes it such a great time to pop the question. Her sister [Brittany] answers some of our engagement inquiries here. 

L: Why was getting engaged at this time of the year so special?

B: The holidays are a time to spend with family and friends. Living so far away from my family [in San Francisco] is very difficult for me, and knowing I get to go home and celebrate such exciting news with everyone will be such a gift! I can't wait to share all the details of the proposal with family and friends. And of course, show them our picture slideshow that the photographer sent us! 

L: Were you expecting a proposal?

B: Andy [my fiancée] and I had talked about getting engaged, getting married, and having a family together. I knew a proposal was coming eventually, but I certainly had no idea it was happening the weekend of Thanksgiving! Andy knows how my inquisitive mind is, and he had an extra excuse for everything I questioned when he was behaving slightly differently that weekend. 

L: What was your favorite part of the proposal?

B: Everything was spectacular! One thing that stands out the most: Andy hired a photographer to capture the entire proposal so we could later share the evening with our family and friends back home in IL and NY. The fact that he knows me so well - he knew I would want pictures, makes me so happy! 

L: What did Andy do to make the evening unforgettable?

B: It was evident Andy spend a tremendous amount of time and paid particular attention to detail while planning the big evening. Everything from the B&B we stayed at in Napa, to the restaurant to the photographer he hired (supposedly shooting for Food and Wine Magazine and even came with a fake business card) ready to capture the entire proposal was so special. And of course, Andy getting down on one knee!  

Lauren also had a chance to interview Andy - we suggested he join the team following his detailed proposal plan! Unfortunately he decided to stick to his day job :)  

L: Why get engaged when you did?

A: I decided to propose between Thanksgiving and Christmas because we live away from our families and I knew we'd be home soon for the holidays to celebrate the exciting news.

L: What was the biggest challenge you encountered?

A: Sleeping! I couldn't sleep for weeks prior to the actual proposal date because I would lay awake in bed playing out the proposal in my mind over and over - I wanted it to be perfect. I was nervous and excited for what was to come.

L: What was your favorite part of the proposal?

A: The surprise, her facial expression and the feeling I got when we kissed immediately after I proposed.

L: Is there anything you wanted to do differently?

A: I proposed right before dinner at a beautiful restaurant in Napa Valley. Walking into the restaurant I kept the ring in it's box, tucked into my dress sock, under my slacks. In retrospect, I would have wore higher dress socks that night because I was so afraid that the box would make its way out of my sock before we made it to the table! 

We hope this provides a little inspiration for your upcoming proposal! We wish the best of luck to our two newly engaged couples and can't wait to hear about their wedding plans!

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