The Bora Bora Proposal of Michelle & Garrett

The Bora Bora Proposal of Michelle and Garrett.  February is the month to celebrate love, to spoil your loved one with romantic dates, gifts and never-ending kisses.  But, for this couple, February will be exceptionally special for the years to come.  When Michelle told Garrett last minute that she is taking him on a trip to Bora Bora for Valentines Day, he quickly had to get his ducks in a row!  Two days is all it took to plan this gorgeous proposal on the beach of Bora Bora.  Garret made sure he had the most beautiful ring, he arranged a Bora Bora based photographer, told Michelle a little white lie and voila!  A perfect engagement story on the 16th of February 2020.

Scroll down to watch Garrett & Michelle’s engagement and look at their beautiful engagement photos, captured by Damien Gobron.

Proposal Story:

For the last 10 months, I’ve been planning on proposing to Michelle during our vacation in February in Thailand.  But due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to sadly cancel our trip.  I was devastated.  A few days later, Michelle surprised me with a last-minute trip to Bora Bora for Valentine’s Day and told me our plane leaves in 2 days!  So for the next 48 hours, I scrambled to coordinate my proposal plan in Bora Bora.  We had always dreamed of going there and so already followed a few Bora Bora-based photographers on Instagram.

I quickly found my favorite photos that were taken in Bora Bora and noticed they were all taken by the same photographer – Damien Gobron.  I messaged Damien and he was quick to assist me in planning the perfect proposal.  When we arrived in Bora Bora, I told Michelle that the hotel was offering a complimentary Valentine’s Day couple’s photoshoot.  Unsuspecting, she followed me to the photoshoot and Damien began taking photos of us.  About halfway through the shoot, I got down on one knee and asked her to spend the rest of her life with me.  After a lot of smiling, crying, and laughing (but mostly crying) Michelle said yes.

Engagement location:

The location where we got engaged was on the beach, facing the lagoon and iconic Mount Otemanu at the Four Seasons Resort.

The Ring:

I purchased Michelle’s engagement ring from South Hills Jewelers in my hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The owner is a family friend who personally helped me pick out the ring.

Tell us about your wedding plans:

We are planning to get married about a year from our engagement. Because Michelle is half Indian, our perfect wedding is a culture blend of an Indian wedding and a traditional US wedding.

Service Provider Credits:

Photographer:  Damien Gobron