Narae & Adam

This is quite possibly the most romantic proposal we’ve ever heard……. Adam wanted to plan a surprise proposal that his fiancé would never forget. Narae absolutely loves the ballet so Adam planned to surprise her and get down on bended knee at the performance of Swan Lake at Auckland’s iconic Civic Theatre. He approached the manager of The Royal NZ Ballet, Shannon Dawson, who was really excited to help as no one had ever proposed at the ballet before.

The plan was to go into the warm up session at 6. The entire Royal NZ Ballet Company and crew knew what was about to happen. Narae was still none the wiser.

Adam had arranged to sit at the end of the row so he could get down on bended knee in the isle. When the warm up was over the manager asked if anyone had any questions which was Adam’s cue.  Adam said he had a question, but needed the help of one of the dancers who came down in her white swan tutu from side of stage with the ring. Then Adam got down on bended knee and asked ‘Narae Margaret Manderson, will you marry me?’ as Narae’s sister came down the aisle with a huge bouquet of flowers…..There was a gasp from the crowd and all the dancers crowded around. Narae was in complete shock and it took her a little while to comprehend what was happening, but once she recovered from her shock, of course she said “Yes!”

Seriously, could you get more romantic?? We love this!!!! Huge congratulations Adam and Narae xox



Narae & Adam’s wonderful local suppliers:

Flowers: Andrea Crawford Flowers, Accommodation: Millbrook Resort, Hair & Makeup: Loved Up Hair & Makeup, Venue: Stoneridge Estate, Celebrant: Phillipa Cook, Transport: Family friend