ULTIMATE GUIDE | UPDATED FOR 2023
Congratulations - you’re ready to propose!!! How do you feel? Nervous? Excited? Anxious? Overwhelmed? Don’t know the best places to propose in Atlanta? All of the above? Don’t worry! I’m here to help.
If you live in the Atlanta area, I’ve created this guide about the Best Places to Propose in Atlanta. I’ll give you some suggestions of some of my favorite picture-perfect places to pop the question, as well as some insight as to how to plan your grand proposal. So what are you waiting for?? Let’s get planning!
The first thing to do when planning a proposal is to decide on the “when” and “where.” Think about time of year, time of day, and other important factors that can determine a lot about your proposal. Be considerate of the kind of setting that your partner will ultimately love; after all, this is a story they’ll be telling over and over again for the rest of their lives!
Now that you’ve decided on when it’s happening and where it’s happening, it’s time to think about how you are going to get your partner there with as few suspicions as possible. You don’t want to spoil the surprise!! Plus, you also want to make sure that your partner looks ready for this momentous occasion, so you’ll need a good excuse to have them get a little dressed up and put together so they’ll love the way they look in the surprise photos.
In order to make surprising your future fiancée as seamless as possible, you may want to consider a few different proposal ideas. Here are a few that work well:
Photoshoot: Tell your partner you’ve scheduled a photo shoot for the two of you in a beautiful location. It just so happens to be at one of the best places to propose in Atlanta. If that’s suspicious behavior on your part, tell them you entered a giveaway or a contest and won, and you wanted to surprise them. They’ll have a great excuse to get camera-ready, and your engagement photographer won’t have to be hiding in the bushes to get pictures; they’ll have the best seat in the house to capture every moment as clear as day.
Event With Friends and Family: This is a perfect excuse, especially if you or your partner has family nearby. Maybe you’re celebrating someone’s birthday or another special occasion. It’s a great opportunity to have your partner dress up a bit. Then, you can take a brief detour to your proposal site, pop the question, and then head off to celebrate with friends and family right afterward! There’s nothing like being able to share the joy and adrenaline rush of getting engaged with the people you love best.
Romantic Date: An intimate date night is the perfect reason to dress up and sneak off somewhere romantic. Your partner will be dressed to impress, and you’ll have the freedom to surprise them with the location of your choice. Other than that, the evening is totally up to you! You can also still choose to enjoy a romantic dinner after you propose, toasting to your engagement with a glass of Champagne and a little something indulgent for dessert.
Once you have your plan in place, your photographer booked, and your fiancée dressed to the nines, there’s nothing left to do but pop the question! You can do it!!
Piedmont Park is an iconic Atlanta place to propose, with all the beauty of a stunning outdoor park and breathtaking views of the Atlanta skyline. Whether you’re looking for a waterfront spot, a secluded grove of trees, or a richly landscaped garden, you can find the perfect outdoor spot right here in the heart of the city.
Cator Woolford Gardens is another great outdoor location for a proposal, with beautiful features like a grand staircase, beautiful lush floral gardens, and a secluded stone bridge. You can find the perfect proposal spot, complete with plenty of magic and romance, right here in the gardens.
Arabia Mountain is a National Heritage Area that offers plenty of secluded, natural areas for an intimate proposal. Whether you’re standing in a meadow of wildflowers or perched atop the area’s Flat Rocks that will feel like you’re at the top of the world, it’s a nature-loving couple’s dream.
Another place to propose in a romantic garden location is the Atlanta Botanical Garden, full of rich and vibrant plants and flowers and captivating artwork. They even offer several proposal packages, perfect for popping the question, celebrating with a little bubbly, and then taking time in their gardens for a little mini photoshoot. They’ve done a lot of the work for you!
If you’re dreaming of a romantic vineyard proposal, Montaluce Winery may be the perfect place. With acres of vineyards and a Tuscan-inspired winery, it’s a lot of old-world romance right here close to Atlanta. When it’s time to celebrate, enjoy dinner and a celebratory glass of something special at one of their farm-focused restaurants right onsite.
Proposing is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and it’s the story that you and your partner will be retelling for the rest of your lives. At the moment, however, it all goes so fast. Your hearts are pounding, your mind is racing, and there may even be tears in your eyes. That’s why having a photographer who can capture this important moment in your love story is so necessary; you’ll want to relive your proposal over and over again with beautiful pictures that capture you both in this exciting moment in time.
As a hopeless romantic who has helped so many couples capture their love story in photos. I love being able to find emotion in a photo. Whichever emotion it may be, my keen eye for human connection and attention to detail are what make me a fantastic option as your proposal photographer. I promise your photos will become treasured memories, and you’ll be so grateful you have them to share and enjoy for the entirety of your love story.
I’ve created different packages for couples seeking elopement, intimate weddings, traditional weddings, or wedding event weekends. Investment begins at $3,000.
I’m always happy to help you with payment plans, extra hours, a second photographer, or other add-ons to enhance your wedding day!
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My passion is finding the emotion in a photo: that organic moment of surprise, delight, or pure devotion between you and your partner. Whatever your wedding day looks like, I’m here to capture it exactly as you’ve dreamed.
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