Say yes to the perfect setting
A truly special moment when time stands still, proposing to your partner is a unique and unforgettable experience. However, there’s no underestimating just how much effort goes into the lead up to that one life-changing question. From finding the perfect ring to scouting the ideal location to get down on bended knee, there’s a lot to consider but with a little planning your proposal is sure to go down in history for the right reasons.
First things first, when planning the perfect proposal it’s important to remember that timing is everything. Not just a case of establishing whether you’re both ready to take the next journey in your relationship, it’s also important to factor in special occasions when making your grand plans. Got a special anniversary coming up, a birthday or has your partner always dreamt of a festive proposal? If a festive proposal is what he or she is dreaming of – Brends Bring Christmas, we LOVE Christmas! Step into festive bliss whether you plan to pop the question under the mistletoe or over a sumptuous meal, the dedicated team at each hotel can ensure that your special moment is nothing less than perfect.
Don’t over-think it
It’s also important to avoid overthinking what the perfect proposal actually is because ultimately every proposal is different and beautiful in its own right. Whether you plan an outward-bound adventure or a cosy night by a roaring fire there’s no right or wrong answer when planning your special moment, just think about the person you’re proposing to and make it meaningful to them.
Set a scene
For those looking for a setting as breath-taking as their partner, look no further than Devon and Cornwall. Genteel, cosy villages meet awe-inspiring Atlantic-facing coastlines and wild moorland across each of the areas, offering the perfect setting for everyone.
Do you and your partner love exploring the great outdoors? The area is home to many beautiful clifftop locations with truly beautiful hotels nearby. Our spectacular Saunton Sands Hotel, a stunning art deco building overlooking miles of pristine sands, is the popular setting for those who love the sand between their toes and the roar of the ocean.
Meanwhile sat atop the Cornish cliffs, The Carlyon Bay Hotel overlooks the beautiful St. Austell Bay and beyond and offers 250 acres of private grounds to explore. It even has its own private beach which, if you talk to the staff of your plans, can possibly arrange a golf buggy ride to the secluded private cove via the 18-hole championship golf course! If the hotel could talk it would tell whimsical tales of romantic whispers amongst the plush green gardens with the gentle sound of the sea breeze in the background.
Stars gazing and old-worldly charm
Was your romance written in the stars? Why not get down on one knee at the Norman Lockyer Observatory on the southern coast of Devon in Sidmouth? A hop, skip and a jump away you’ll find outstanding traditional luxury at the Victoria Hotel, perfectly situated to explore the timeless charm of the picturesque Regency Town of Sidmouth. Sat on esplanade, you can enjoy the calm waters and gentle rustle of pebbles as the tide rolls in and out.
Ramble to romance
For hardy walkers, a yomp up Codden Hill to take in arguably the finest view of all of North Devon is a must, while those keen to add a little flower power to the occasion can check out the colours of Connaught Gardens near Sidmouth. Feeling adventurous? Take to the Tarka Trail by bike or by foot to find your sweet spot; it stretches 32 miles through North Devon following the journey of Tarka the Otter in the classic tale written by Henry Williamson. Sat on the trail in Bideford, our historic river-side Royal Hotel is a romantic stop on your way for a cream tea, meal or even a very special night in probably the most stunning room in North Devon – The Kingsley Suite.
The right ring
Of course as well as the perfect setting it’s also important to find the right ring! Looking for a little inspiration? Award-winning British jeweller ROX has recently launched a new online concierge service and proposal checklist to help make the process of popping the question even easier.