First, we have to give lots of credit to Michele and Marvin of The Heart Bandits and to the proposer/now-groom-to-be David Weitz. David's creativity shines through in every detail of this proposal, from the content of the calligraphy notes, to the chronological order of the photos, to his own iPhone photography in the framed artwork from the couple's travels. It was such a great experience working with a thoughtful, hands-on groom to create exactly what he envisioned.
The Heart Bandits chose us to bring these elements to life and set them up in this gorgeous NYC penthouse so that David could arrive with his fiance-to-be, Jeriel, to give her the surprise of a lifetime.
We provided printed, framed images of David's photos from Florence, Italy, as well as a 25' long aisle runner full of photos of David and Jeriel throughout their time together. They started at the beginning of their relationship and ended at the present day, where they arrived at a flower wall.
The wall was filled with hydrangea, roses, live moss, and more, and it was accented with nine notes. David had provided the content and we sourced a calligrapher to hand-write each note perfectly. Together, the notes were a love letter to Jeriel, and the tenth note was in David's pocket:
She said yes!
[This now brings our company to a 6 for 6 record of Yes responses, which we hope to keep growing!]
Here's a selection of detail photos of the calligraphy and more:
And since the ever-wonderful Petronella took so many spectacular photos, here's a gallery of more of our favorites:
As a side note, Manhattan events like this one often present logistical challenges, for which we're prepared and well-suited. For this proposal, if we had made the floral wall only 1.5" taller, it would not have fit in the elevator and would have to be carried up and down over 20 flights of stairs.
It was so great to be part of such a special day in this couple's lives and we look forward to many more happy marriage proposals!
Huge thanks to Petronella for sharing these beautiful photos. To see more info about this proposal, visit Petronella's blog post here.