Though you may be at that stage in your relationship where you’re incredibly comfortable with one another, you may feel nervous when it comes to popping the question. The idea of having to plan and organise that picture-perfect moment in secret can be quite nerve-wracking, especially if you’re not sure where to start. What do you say? What do you do? Where do you do it? All of these questions and more will no doubt run through your mind.
Choosing the time and location are probably the first things to consider. You'll need the perfect spot to present a beautiful engagement ring to your fiancee-to-be, so think about the places your partner loves - perhaps even a special date that is significant to the two of you.
At Gerard McCabe, we love helping couples begin their happily ever after. So, to give you some inspiration, here are some of our favourite Adelaide proposal ideas:
PROPOSAL VENUE WITH A VIEW
WINDY POINT/MOUNT LOFTY
The views are absolutely breathtaking, with both giving some of the best Adelaide has to offer.
At night, Adelaide's city lights seem to glitter back at you atop the Adelaide Hills. After a sumptuous dinner or sunset stroll, share that magical moment in a location where you'll feel truly on top of the world.
STAR OF GREECE
Located along the esplanade of Port Willunga, Star of Greece boasts a mesmerising view. After dinner, catch the horizon as the sun is setting, or walk along the beach to your own proposal site, for a moment guaranteed to melt their heart.
a tWILIGHT CRUISE
Adore the water? Take in Adelaide's coastline as you pop the question on board a sailing catamaran at twilight. Temptation Sailing offers a truly romantic backdrop, perfect for a picturesque proposal. After the cruise, return to Glenelg's Marina Pier for a very special dinner!
If your partner loves natural surroundings, how about a picnic at the Adelaide or Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens? The various luscious gardens, decorated by an endless sprawl of flower beds, make for an unforgettable proposal backdrop.
THE GETAWAY PROPOSAL
SA'S LOCAL WINERIEs
If you’re looking for a proposal location away from the hustle and bustle, visiting the Barossa Valley, the Adelaide Hills, or McLaren Vale, are some fantastic options.
Between the vines, during a private lunch, or even during a hot air balloon flight - South Australia's wine regions are ideal for a getaway proposal. Rest assured the big moment will be picture-perfect, and made all the more special while wining and dining at some of South Australia’s finest quality restaurants.
ALONG THE COAST
Seeking a more intimate environment? Why not take a trip to Victor Harbor, Marion Bay, or Normanville, and rent out a cosy beach house for your proposal? A weekend escape is a fantastic way to celebrate the life you'll be spending together, in an uninterrupted, private getaway just for the two of you.
You can have breakfast in bed, enjoy any number of gorgeous beaches and share a moment that you’ll remember forever.
LONG WEEKEND ENGAGEMENT
Take advantage of the long weekends ahead by planning a mini-holiday and proposal combined! It can be anywhere: a country cottage, on a road trip, or even in a luxurious room in one of Adelaide’s premier hotels. After all, the only thing you want to do when you have time off work is relax and spend downtime with the person you love the most.
Make the little getaway that much more special by popping the question, and enjoy the rest of your break as an engagement retreat.
the sentimental surprise
NEW YEAR'S EVE
Why not double the fun and excitement by starting the New Year by asking your one true love to spend the rest of your lives together? Be in amongst it all at one of the New Years' Eve celebrations around the Adelaide CBD or Glenelg. Good vibes, fireworks, a New Year’s kiss ... unforgettable.
YOUR OWN SECRET HIDEOUT
Remember that place where an unforgettable memory was made between the two of you? Maybe it's where you first met, shared your first kiss, or the one place you both love and always go to. It doesn’t have to be about spending money - as long it is sentimental, it will be amazing!
Are you on the hunt for the perfect engagement ring? If so, explore our exquisite range of Adelaide engagement rings today.