Lovestruck beaux can turn to UK-based firm The Proposers for creative help. The companys founders, Daisy Amodio and Tiffany Wright, say the inspiration for their business came from watching a man propose to his girlfriend by spelling out his message in candles in a park.
Since then, the duo has organised proposals that range from a man who, literally, wanted be a knight in shining armour and popped the question in a castle (Amodio and her team had to convince him not to wear the helmet for the big moment), to a London-wide treasure hunt, to a $15,000 extravaganza that saw the suitor whisk his girlfriend to New York and into personalised boutique filled with designer shoes and clothes that matched her style.
“It’s gone utterly crazy,” Amodio said. “We… have been overrun by demand. A lot of it is following celebrity trends, and the movies, of course. In days gone by you might have gone for a walk in the park to propose, but that’s not enough now.