Have you proposed to somebody or been proposed to?
It might not have gone off like clockwork. You might have dropped the ring, or found the floor uncomfortable under your bended knee, or maybe you both started laughing at an inopportune moment.
Proposals are ripe for told-again-and-again anecdotes, is what we're saying, but the couple, or couples, that sign on for the Langham Huntington, Pasadena's "Proposal of the Century" package will have some big, BIG stories.
Why? Because the historic hotel is giving twosomes the chance to rent out the Rose Bowl, exclusively, for the one epic proposal. Will the stadium's video message board read out "Marry Me" during the romantic exchange? You bet. Will the 40-piece Pasadena Symphony Orchestra be on hand, to serenade the duo? Oh, we didn't mention that yet? Yeah, that's happening as well.
And there's the not-so-little matter of the 2.50 cut cushion diamond ring, a ring that's valued at 35 large.
Yep, "large" as in "thousand." The package, all totaled, which includes two nights in the hotel's Tournament of Roses Presidential Suite and oodles of posh extras, is $100,000. That includes that ring, yes, and bubbly and 100 long-stemmed roses and fancy dining and more. Plus the Rose Bowl and the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra.
While all the swankitude over this lavishly outlandish package? The Langham Huntington, Pasadena is marking its century this year. So, you bet, "100" is very much a theme.
You'll walk away with a few ready-to-be-relived proposal stories, for sure, from this one. And one lovely twist? The proposer and proposee may send invites to their nearest and dearest -- some 40 people in all -- to witness the stadium-based question-popping.
Lest the idea of being alone, with your honey, and the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra, seems a bit overwhelming. It's nice to have Mom and Dad and aunts and pals standing close (or across the stadium, depending on how you want things to go -- it's your day).
So, luxe proposal seekers and die-hard Rose Bowlians -- who's in love and looking for the splashiest bended-knee story ever?