I have been asked by my publisher this month to come up with the best places to propose and when I think about it, the possibilities are endless. There are women that love sports, so you may want to propose to them at a sports event or perhaps that special woman in your life loves romantic dinners, then the way to go for her is to plan a dinner at a restaurant that is known for their romantic atmosphere.
The key to finding the ideal place in which to propose is as unique as the person you are considering making your wife. As I contemplate this subject it reminds me of a friend of mine who was proposed to at a concert. The “incident” as I refer to it today, took place about 5 years ago when my friend telephoned to tell me that her boyfriend had surprised her with tickets to a concert, however he would not reveal to her who the artist would be.
She loves music and her mind was racing because she knew that Yolanda Adams and Kirk Franklin were in town, so she was so excited because she loves these artist. However as soon as she reached the venue, she was not familiar with the name of the artist on the marquee but she kept an open mind. As soon as they walked into the building, she was overtaken by the smell of smoke which was an immediate concern for her because she knew this could not be a Christian venue. You see, my friend hasn’t been to a secular concert in more than 10 years, but she remembered that you could always find a smoky atmosphere a secular venue and those were not good memories for her, but she kept her peace and a good attitude.
They finally made it to their seats and as soon as she sat down, she was literally startled when she heard the sound of an electric guitar that began to play rock music so loud that it shook her entire body violently. All she could think, was “I am in the Twilight Zone”! As she sat there and considered the matter, she got a shocking revelation and it was “I had no idea that my boyfriend liked rock music!” She said that she suffered through the opening act and right before the intermission her boyfriend said he was going to get them some soda and she said she just sat there in disbelief of the evening thus far.
Five minutes later she saw her boyfriend on stage with a guitar in his hand and he introduced himself as the most fortunate man in the house tonight because the love of his life was there. My friend was in shock and then he began to play a beautiful love song for her which literally brought her to tears because the song described how they met and how blessed he was to have found such a wonderful woman. After he sang his song he asked her to come to the stage and when she did, he got on his knees and asked her to be his wife. She was absolutely floored and had no idea that he was going to propose marriage, but she knew that she loved him and that he was a man who loved God and loved her, so through tearful eyes she accepted his proposal. Today they are blissfully married and enjoying life with their 3 year old son and beautiful chocolate lab.
The moral of this story? Sometimes the best things in life may not come to you in the package that you expect them to, so always live in the present and be open to new and exciting things because you never know where they may lead you. This week I am going to be suggesting 3 unique venues as my picks for the best places to propose. Today, it’s all about rest and relaxation at the Chateau Élan Resort just 40 miles north of Atlanta Georgia.
Chateau Élan is a beautiful winery and resort that sits on 3500 acres and offers fine dining, decadent spa treatments and golf. The Chateau offers 273 deluxe guest rooms, 20 suites, 17 ADA accessible rooms, 4 hospitality suites and 10 golf villas for those ladies that love a good golf game. Chateau Élan didn’t forget about the VIP’s, as they offer a 1832 square foot Presidential Suite. The rooms are furnished with beautiful French Country furniture and décor and the walls are painted in lovely light pastel colors. The baths are lavished with lots of luxury and boasts an oversized tub for long relaxing bubble baths.
Chateau Élan currently has various weekend package specials to choose from and prices range from $200 to $1200.00. They also have a Special Valentines Package which includes an overnight stay at the Inn, Dinner for two or a Breakfast Buffet at Fleur de Lis, Versailles or Café Élan. You’ll also receive a bottle of Chateau Élan wine and a red rose on the pillow at turndown. This wonderful getaway package can be yours for less than $400.00.
If your wife-to-be is stylish and loves lots of luxury, then the Chateau Élan is an ideal venue for your proposal. Visit www.chateauelanatlanta.com for additional packages and prices.