Love, Diamonds & The Eiffel Tower
(Our sweet client, Lukas, who is now a groom-to-be, tells us the story of falling in love and how he planned the most romantic proposal in Paris)
I met Patty through her older brother Rick, who is one of my good friends here in South Florida. Patty had recently moved down here, he introduced us and we slowly fell for each other. Before I knew it, I was in love with my best friend and wanted to spend the rest of my life with her!
I have so many favorite things about her….for me, she’s everything! I think one thing is that beyond her stunning looks, her mind is the sexiest things of all. We can (and often do) spend hours talking about people, countries, culture, business, the universe, energy and much more.
So when it was time to propose, I wanted to stick with my motto which has always been “Go Big or Go Home”! And since I know she is my one and only, who else would I rather go big on? That combined with the fact that we were going to Europe anyway for my cousins wedding, I knew that my dream of having that moment on top of the Eiffel Tower was inevitable.
I had to get to work, not just planning a multi-country European vacation, but also on planning the perfect proposal. I started the process with Laura, the lead travel designer at Bliss by LCT. We talked about the basic logistics, dates, etc. and then moved to the “big moment”. Laura asked a million questions so she could have a good feel for what I really was envisioning. In the end, she planned for us to climb the Eiffel Tower and be there at sunset. There is where it would be….we had the date, the place and time.
Finally, our epic European Trip was ready and left South Florida filled with excitement. Patty was excited to visit France, my home country of Poland, Italy and Spain. Little did she know what would happen at the top of the most romantic city in the world. Only I knew at that point (and Laura, of course) and I couldn’t wait!
It worked exactly as planned. I got down on one knee and asked her to marry me! Patty stood there in disbelief for a moment and then started crying. Everyone else at the top of the Eiffel Tower started clapping! as I got up from my knee and took Patty in my arms and we kissed and kissed! It was pretty surreal! My favorite moment was drinking champagne just after, seeing the ring on her finger and having a picture taken.
While we don’t have an official date set yet, we’re working on it and are thinking a honeymoon may be to Greece and Italy. We love to travel, having recently gotten back from an awesome week in Cartagena and off to Panama in a few months.
I have to say…Laura and the team at Bliss by LCT made that important moment in our lives something we’ll never forget. She also is literally a phone call away the entire time we are traveling anywhere and that makes it pretty seamless and worry free! I would not plan any trip without the help of Laura and Bliss and most certainly would never trust myself, the Internet or any other travel company to plan our honeymoon…our very first trip as husband and wife.
What sets Laura & Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel apart? Laura cares. Not a little – she cares a lot. She cares about us as people, as friends and as travelers. That is unique. It is not often you do business with someone who genuinely cares about the full picture. Connections, professionalism, creativity and determination are the qualities that make Laura able to deliver the dream…no matter how big, out of this world or abstract that dream may be!
xoxo Laura, we love you!
Lukas & Patty