We understand the desire to shout your love from the rooftops, and these proposals do just that. From flash-mobs to family reunions, Showstoppers are for the romantic who isn’t afraid to go a little over the top with their proposal.
Making a song and dance was exactly what George was looking for when he came to us for help with his summer proposal. He met his girlfriend in Sicily during his gap year and always dreamed of popping the question Palermo; the city that inspired their love.
With the destination set, we began dreaming up an experience that would make George’s proposal truly spectacular. And after creating a list of viable options for the US based romantic, we decided to base the engagement around the couple’s first date, which they had at the stunning Teatro Massimo.
George’s original plan was to catch a show at the theatre and propose to his girlfriend amongst the crowds during the interval. But we decided that we could go one step beyond this and create a completely private performance for the opera-loving couple.
We arranged for the pair to visit the city when there were no scheduled performances at the theatre, to ensure that the venue was crowd-free when George popped the question. We then organised a private, evening tour of the opera house in which the couple were granted access to all areas, apart from the stage itself, where our surprise was waiting. As the couple’s tour was concluding, George dropped onto one knee in the royal box and asked for his girlfriend’s hand in marriage. Moments after an emotional acceptance, the curtains opened to reveal a private performance of Un Ballo in Machera, the opera that they enjoyed during their first date all those years ago.
“Black Tomato replaced took away the stresses of proposal planning and replaced it with great advice, meticulous travel knowledge and genuine care about my girlfriend and I. Each correspondence I had with them was sincere, productive and actually great fun, which was evident in the success of the proposal itself.”
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