Surprise Proposals in Bangkok, Thailand - NATASHA IGILLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

Surprise Proposals in Bangkok, Thailand

From historic temples to alluring sunsets over the city - Bangkok, Thailand is so magical that honestly I believe it is one of the most perfect places to propose. Your proposal will be a priceless moment that neither of you will forget and there's nothing better than having timeless photographs to relive that special moment over and over again.

I am blessed to have photographed proposals all over the world now - from a sail boat in San Francisco Bay to rooftops and temples in Thailand. In this blog, I'll focus on proposals captured in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and showcase a few distinct styles of proposals in various locations around the city. 

Starting off with this magical proposal in Marble Temple, otherwise known as Wat Benchamabophit in the Dusit District of Bangkok.This is one of the most beautiful temples in Bangkok with its white Carara Italian marble courtyard and pillars juxtaposed by ornate gold windows, doors and vermilion roof.

This proposal of New York City residents David and Swabeera was planned and photographed for Flytographer. I had a scheduled 30 minute Skype call with David to discuss his plan of action a few months prior to their romantic vacation to Thailand. David had already purchased the ring and told Swabeera's close friends and family about his idea. He came up with the idea of having the proposal at this temple after doing some research on locations around Bangkok. I just love how the temple arch frames the proposal and draws you in on the couple centered. 

Swabeera had no idea that I was hired by David to capture the moment. There were a number of tourist around and I mingled in without her noticing. When it was time for the moment of the proposal, David got in place and secretly signaled to me as we had planned.  Sweebera was over the moon with David. 

The next proposal is a surprise proposal on a rooftop bar called Octave of the Marriott Sukhumvit in Bangkok.                          

Spencer and Britney live in Portland, Oregon and were at the end of their vacation in Thailand when Spencer decided to surprise Britney with a proposal. A number of hotels around Bangkok will have a rooftop bar with perfect sunset views and as they were guests at the hotel it was hassle free to have the proposal there during the perfect golden hour.I went early to scout out the location and messaged Spencer with directions. The plan was for him to invite Britney up to the deck for a cocktail before their romantic meal. I was hiding on the stairway of the second to third floor with a clear view of the couple on the floor below. Britney was overjoyed and Spencer even shed tears.     

Next proposal is a planned proposal for Singaporean couple Geneieve and Sam involving the cutest rabbits at  Rabbito' Cafe in Bangkok. Rabbito' Cafe is located in Ekkamai District of Bangkok and is open daily for customers to come a play with all varieties of rabbits. The rabbits are well cared for and the cafe is bizarrely clean with so many rabbits. The staff told me that many of the rabbits are rescues and they are constantly looking for customers to adopt the rabbits. You can read more on the proposal and their experience having their proposal photographed on Geneieve's blog

From Genevieve: 

"We instantaneously decided the venue should be at a Rabbitto cafe in Bangkok, our visit to the café last year left us with a lasting impression, we totally adore the cute fluffy critters, the rabbits were not aggressive, approachable and very curious. We are both born on the year of the rabbit also gave this venue more significance.

Sam isn’t a guy of many words nevertheless he displays his affections by caring for me, He got on one knee and presented me the ring we might have planned this blissful day together but surprisingly nothing felt rehearsed or fake, we just had a very enjoyable afternoon playing with the rabbits after he declared his love for me."

 I am so honored to be chosen to photograph such a precious life milestone. I'm happy to help give advice and help plan your perfect proposal in Thailand. 

If you are looking for ideas on proposing, check out these romantic wedding proposal ideas



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