A Re-Proposal by Surprise Me Events is featured in Real Weddings!

I'm excited to report that Surprise Me Events was featured in Real Weddings! We planned a surprise picnic re-proposal at Buntzen Lake, and the event (and pictures) turned out beautifully!

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5 essentials for the perfect summer picnic

If I had an iconic song about my favourite things like Julie Andrews does in The Sound of Music, picnics would be at the top of the list (though I also like whiskers on kittens). Although I often take the opportunity to enjoy an impromptu/surprise picnic at any time of year (I've been know to set up picnics in February in the back of my Mazda 3), a beautiful summer day is certainly the best setting. 

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A last-minute Surprise Me Events date night!

This is pretty cool... just weeks after our blog post about how to plan a date in 2 hours Surprise Me Events was hired by an awesome guy to do just that! Ok ok... It wasn't exactly 2 hours. It was for the next day. But when you're hired to plan a blow-me-out-of-the-water date, one day might as well be 2 hours!

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Making Romance Cool with Steel & Oak

Welcome to the 3rd instalment of our new video series, Making Romance Cool! This time I had the absolute pleasure of meeting and interviewing Jorden Foss, one of the owner's of the new micro brewery Steel & Oak. 

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Making Romance Cool with Surprise Me Events & The Dirty Apron

Welcome back to my video series Making Romance Cool! You are in for a treat today (no pun intended) with our interviewee, David Robertson, head chef and co-owner of The Dirty Apron Cooking School and Delicatessen. David was absolutely perfect for this series because, as it turns out, he's a pretty romantic dude!...

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How to craft the perfect deception... to be used for good surprises only!

As some of you know, recently Surprise Me Events planned its first proposal. It was an amazing experience for me to be involved in such an intimate moment in someone else's relationship, and seeing Jamie and Kyle so happy was really touching...but of course it all started with a lie (as surprises tend to do)...

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Congratulations to the newly engaged couple Kyle & Jamie!

Last week was very special for Surprise Me Events! We helped to create a magical night for 2 fantastic people, Jamie and Kyle. At the end of December Kyle hired me to help him pull off his dream proposal for his dream woman (that would be Jamie). Not only did he help to finish Surprise Me's first calendar year in business with a bang, he also gave me the opportunity to plan Surprise Me's first engagement! And it was an experience I will never forget...

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5 ideas for an unforgettable marriage proposal

Welcome and thanks for returning for the second instalment of our Proposal Series, written in honour of Valentine's Day 2015. First let me apologize for not posting this last week. I was completely focused on planning an actual proposal for an awesome couple (more on that soon!). That being said, let's get on with it! 2 weeks ago I told you my 5 tips for creating the perfect marriage proposal. This week I'll focus on 5 ideas for proposal itself, in no particular order...

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5 tips for a perfect marriage proposal...but no guarantees

With Valentine's day less than a month away I thought some proposal tips and ideas would be in order. So welcome to the first week in my new Proposal Series! I haven't decided how long it will go for... but this is decidedly week 1 so we'll just go with that for now!...

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