How we met. Everyone always said meeting the man of your dreams will happen when you least expect it, well they’re right. It all started one day when I saw this very handsome fella liking all my Instagram pics. I immediately started liking his back…
Marriage Proposal Planning
Personalize your luxury marriage proposals and romantic events with Dare to Dream. Create the ultimate engagement experience with a wide range of proposal ideas. From getting down on one knee on an intimate rooftop to a full-screen Times Square Billboard, we help each client coordinate the perfect proposal and romantic event. Dare to Dream NYC have helped over 800 couples plan and capture memorable “she said yes” moments. Our talented wedding and proposal planner Tatiana Caicedo and NYC famous proposal and wedding photographer Vlad Leto, love what they do to let you dare to dream big when popping the question.
Our Clients Stories
Jessica and Alessandro
Alessandro and I met in our first year of college. I had gone to high school with many of his friends, but he did not come to the same school as us, so somehow we never met before. He says that he remembers seeing me out once, and remembers me specifically as the tall blonde wearing pink shorts; however I never really remember crossing paths before…
Vlad’s wealth of experience is one that captures the pure and true emotions during life’s most important moments. He works diligently with each client to focus on trying each element of a proposal or small luxury wedding together.
Tatiana Caicedo is a seasoned event and wedding planner specializing in luxury weddings. She has planned and coordinated hundreds of weddings in NYC. This experience is where she realized how expensive weddings in NYC can be,
Candlelight elopement ceremony in Central Park.
One of the most intimate and romantic ceremonies that we offer is the candlelight elopement ceremony in Central Park. Inspired by the “enchanted forest” theme, our team is creating an intimate atmosphere by decorating the space with 150 led candles and string lights.
The best time to start the ceremony is on the sunset when the sky is turning blue and city lights start to appear.
Our preferred locations are Cop Cot gazebo, the Ladies Pavilion, Dene Summerhouse, or the Belvedere Castle. Those locations have a wonderful view of the city skyline or the lake and look absolutely beautiful in the pictures.
How to Include Kids in Your Wedding Ceremony?
You would be surprised, but there are a lot of ways to include kids in the wedding ceremony.
Weddings can be very tiring for kids, so it is always a good idea to occupy them with important tasks. In this way, they will feel responsible and proud to be a part of the meaningful event. Including little once to the wedding, always bring charm and extra cuteness to the ceremony and making the whole event more celebratory. So what are the roles and duties that can be preassigned to the kids?
Ryan and Grace penthouse elopement in New York
Ryan and Grace met back in 2004 when they both went to the same high school in the Philippines.
Ryan had a huge crush on Grace but after graduation, he moved to New York and Grace stayed in the Philippines. The two met again back in 2013 in New York and realized that they still have feelings for each other. 7 years later, New York became the symbolic place for the couple to say ” I do” in the presence of friends and family.
Beautiful elopement at Cop Cot, Central Park
Shelby and Mohammad were looking for an intimate ceremony location in Central Park. The couple wanted to keep the ceremony small and with the immediate family members only, so we knew that they would love the Cop Cot location. This beautiful gazebo is perfect for small ceremonies and its location is ideal for wedding pictures. The gazebo is located up on the hill and gives the Manhattan skyline views, that is why it is one of the best spots in the area.
Tompkins Square Park Elopement
Our original plan was a 100-110 person wedding at the DUMBO Loft in Brooklyn. We picked this space due to its small and intimate size, it fit our budget perfectly,
How to write your wedding vows
Writing your own wedding vows might be really hard and many couples choose to omit this option because they simply don’t know what to write there. From the experience, vows exchange is the most intimate moment of the ceremony,
Should you have music for your elopement ceremony?
Modern elopements are not the same as they used to be back in the days when the couple was running away from the house and secretly got married.
Nowadays planning your elopement takes as much time and effort as planning your big fancy wedding. The only difference is the sizing of the event. It is a common misconception to think that if the couple is getting eloped they don’t need to follow the official ceremony rules.
How to elope on the High Line Park
The High Line Park is the modern elevated park, which was built on a former New York Central Railroad spur on the west side of Manhattan. The park runs from the Gansevoort Street ( couples blocks below the 14th street) through Chelsea to the northern edge of the West Side Yard on 34th street near the Javits Center. Right now the High Line park is one of the most visited parks in New York and a real gem of modern architecture.
Best hidden places to elope in Central Park after quarantine is lifted in NYC
We are getting ready to start accommodating summer elopements, but we still want to be sure that our clients and our team are safe, so here are our top 5 elopement locations in Central Park where you can practice social distancing from other ppl.
Covid 19 updates
Our team is following all the safety protocols and practicing zero contact polity. Our wedding planner and marriage officiant are working from home and accepting online consultations. Our photographers and videographers are keeping the safe distance from the couples and maintaining a no-contact policy.
Marriage Proposal Ideas
So, you’ve finally found The One. You’re ready to start the next chapter in your life together. You even found the perfect ring, but now the difficult part comes in: Popping the question. How do you surprise your partner and make this special moment absolutely unforgettable? Pinterest is full of ideas and inspiration, but in truth, it’s also incredibly overwhelming! Not to mention, even a “secret” board can easily be discovered by your partner, completely ruining the surprise. Not to worry, that’s where we come in.
Proposal Ideas in NYC
Dare to Dream has helped organize more than 300 proposals in New York City. From coordinating a huge flash mob in the middle of Times Square to an intimate, romantic picnic in Central Park, we know just how to make your day both personal and memorable. Every couple is different, so we don’t do “standard” proposal packages here. Our ideas are designed to inspire you while being easily customized to your personality, relationship, and engagement vision. New York City is one of the most visited cities in the world. Breathtaking skyscrapers, unique architecture, beautiful gardens and expansive parks set the scene for countless stories of romance. New York is the city where anything is possible! Picture yourself proposing with the iconic Empire State building or Brooklyn Bride in view. Grab a boat to Governors Island and propose at a luxury glamping cabin. Visit a Broadway show and pop the question at center stage. Pop the question on the big screen in the middle of Times Square or on a private downtown penthouse rooftop. Why not steal away for a romantic getaway to upstate New York, or perhaps on the bridge in Central Park where you shared your very first kiss. The only limit is your imagination. So, why propose in New York? With so many picturesque places and iconic attractions, there are endless opportunities to create a moment you and your beloved will never forget.
What are the best places to propose in NYC?
New York is an incredibly photogenic city, bursting with beautiful backgrounds for your proposal. Few places are as iconic for a proposal as the Empire State Building or Top of the Rock observation decks. With the entire city as your backdrop, your proposal photos will be like a scene right out of a romantic movie. The Brooklyn Bridge is another great place to propose in NYC, but be mindful of traffic. Our team can help you coordinate an early morning proposal in the middle of the bridge, creating the perfect photo-ready moment. For a fun alternative, visit DUMBO (short for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) and head to Washington Street to pop the question with historic red-brick buildings framing the bridge in your background. Other nearby areas to consider include the Brooklyn Promenade with it’s stunning Manhattan skyline view and charming, vintage carousel. These popular places can become quite crowded, which is where assistance from an experienced proposal planner can help you find the perfect time. Due to its careful design, Central Park beautiful and proposal-ready in any season. During the summer, pack a romantic picnic by the Bow Bridge or take your beloved out on the lake in a rowboat. In the fall, a horse carriage ride is iconic and fun, made even cozier while you’re surrounded by colorful foliage. When the temperature drops, Central Park’s ice skating rink is beautiful and romantic, so skate out to the middle of the rink and pop the question with the city skyline glittering like stars behind you. If it’s a flashy, statement-making proposal you’re after, nothing is more fun than taking over a billboard in Times Square! Your beloved will be absolutely stunned to see their picture on the big screen in the middle of the most famous intersection in the world. Want to make it even bigger? Our team can help you coordinate an entire flash mob of dancers, creating a huge, joyous celebration of your love while you get down on one knee to ask the big question. For something a bit more intimate, a private rooftop may be just what you’re looking for. Our team has access to multiple venues around the city, most with both inside and outside spaces, so no snow or rain could ruin your plans. Imagine a path lined with candles and rose petals, leading to you in your finest evening wear, ready to pop the question, champagne chilling for you to toast your next chapter together after you hear that enthusiastic, “Yes!” Perhaps a peaceful, secret garden is more your style? Our connections allow us access to the most charming, romantic garden space in the city. Picture twinkling fairy lights strung above you while the bustling sounds of the city fade away. It’s just the two of you, in a perfectly intimate, romantic setting to propose. For a fairytale proposal in New York City, our team has you covered with creative, Disney-inspired proposal ideas. Make her feel like a princess when she enters one of New York’s historic mansions, filled with candles and an enchanted rose waiting just for her. We can even create a Cinderella-style proposal with a beautiful glass slipper. Why not create a fairytale of your own by recording a special, customized movie trailer? We can help you rent out a movie theater just for you two to enjoy a special screening.
Remember to make your proposal personal
More important than the venue is that your marriage proposal should be deeply personal, drawing inspiration from your relationship. You know your partner better than anyone! Does he or she love being the center of attention or would they prefer something more private? Is there a special place in New York City that has meaning to you both? Whatever your marriage proposal idea is, our experienced team will help you brainstorm bespoke options to design the perfect, customized NYC engagement package. You dared to dream; we create.