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5 Tips to take the “leap” and Propose Leap Year Day!

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That’s right, this year is a Leap Year ladies, do you know what that means?  It can be YOU that pops the big question on February 29th. Enjoy and embrace this Irish tradition while everyone is out celebrating the extra day, you could be planning a romantic evening with your loved one where you get to down on one knee and propose Leap Year Day.

Have you seen the Ultra Fabulous Rom Com Leap Year? Amy Adams Character Anna plans a trip to Ireland to uphold an old Irish tradition where a man who is proposed to on this day must not decline the proposal. Be like Anna in the movie and set out on life’s grand adventure with a little help from, The View from The Shard (TVfTS), London’s most romantic destination, take a look at these top 5 tips!

1.Take your love to a higher level. Literally.  1Tall buildings and skyscrapers like The View from The Shard have a naturally romantic character. The feelings that are evoked from these sky-high heights are proven to re-create the slight sense of danger that can bring two people to feel more enclosed and intimate. Take your loved one to a place that will activate the “frisson” and emotional responses essential to feelings of romance that will make your proposal reach another level.*

2. Make it a meaningful destination proposal. Celebrate the occasion by traveling or going somewhere that is special to you as a couple.  Take your loved one to a place that will create memories for years to come, and if you’re going to be hopping on a plane, or going somewhere that requires extra security pre-cautions… be sure to keep that ring safe in your coat pocket!

43. Sunset is the best time of day to propose. Take advantage of the beautiful sunset, as low light sources, coupled with the vibrant colors of pink, red, and yellow to ignite passion can provide the perfect natural ambience for your proposal. The View from the Shard boasts 360-degree views of the sunset in the city and this will lend itself to the most amazing, shareable photos.

4. Evoke romantic memories with music. Music has a way of bringing you back to special moments in time throughout your relationship. For your special day, create a playlist of songs that mean something to you as a couple. This music can be played softly in the background, or if you want to go one step further, work with an a cappella group (at The View from The Shard, we work with The Buzztones and The Proposers) to bring your romantic music to life in a surprising way.

Prepare and personalize. 3A proposal is something that only happens once, and it is important that it’s a moment uniquely fit  to you as a couple. Take the time to think about what makes your relationship special and create a moment that is truly meaningful – from the venue to what you plan to say when you get down on one knee. If you need a little assistance, the Bespoke Marriage Proposal Concierge Service at The View from The Shard can create an unforgettable experience that is tailored to you and your very special someone.


*Richard J Williams, Professor of Contemporary Visual Culture at University of Edinburgh
All images courtesy or The View From the Shard

I'm the Managing Editor for Just Bridal Beauty Magazine and blog. a Bridal Beauty Website dedicated to the beauty behind every bride. Tweet me your questions, comments or suggestions @Suzserendipity

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