As the engagement video of Swazi-born South African actress Amanda du-Pont to soon-to-be husband Shaun Rodriques in a picturesque lagoon in the Maldives melted internet hearts on Monday, 9 July, we thought to share some of the world’s most beautiful marriage proposal destinations to profess one’s undying love.
Here are five unexpected yet incredible destinations to have your proposal:
1. The Maldives
Made up of 26 ring-shaped atolls consisting of over 1 000 coral islands, white sand beaches, colourful reefs and turquoise lagoons, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to the perfect spot to pop the question in the Maldives.
2. Bow Bridge, Central Park
There’s nothing quite like a romantic classic film to inspire love and New York’s famous Central Park has featured in many for good reason. The Bow Bridge is particularly beautiful at any time of year and a fitting location for two hearts to join together.
3. Northern Lights, Iceland
A magical display of lights dancing in the sky make for an unforgettable view against which to say “yes”. The whimsical Northern Lights of Iceland are visible from early September to the end of April.
4. Table Mountain, Cape Town
South Africa’s unmatched natural beauty can make any proposal on home soil truly memorable, and the view from Table Mountain, Cape Town offers the perfect backdrop to one of life’s big moments.
5. Imerovigli, Santorini, Greece
If you’re looking for the perfect sunset locale in which to go down on one knee, the village of Imerovigli on Santorini island in Greece is it. Known as the “balcony to the Aegean”, it’s an awe-inspiring sunset destination you’ll both remember for a lifetime.