5 Perfect South Florida Spots to Pop the Question in StylePrint
You've stopped by J. R. Dunn and picked out the perfect ring to pop the question and you thought all the hard work was over. Now comes the next big decision: Where to propose. From European-style gardens to opulent mansions on South Beach, these five spots are sure to surprise your bride-to-be when you ask her if she'll say "I do."
Spend the day strolling through the fine art collection at the Norton Museum in West Palm Beach making your way to the glass-encased Harris Family Pavilion. Pop the question underneath the colorful Dale Chihuly ceiling, which not only adds a magical element to the proposal, it also makes for a picturesque spot to snap away once she says yes.
Stepping into Casa Tua on South Beach feels more like you're visiting a friend in Northern Italy—and the service is just as intimate. Cozy up at a table in the garden outside the Mediterranean villa underneath lantern-lit tree and order up a bottle of top-notch Champagne, giving her a glass that's sparkling in more ways than one.
If you want to propose at a place that looks as pretty as the ring you'll be giving her, the decadent Versace mansion on Ocean Drive is the place. While inside at Gianni's is gorgeous, poolside is even more jaw-dropping. Sit under the stars at the terrace overlooking the infamous Thousand Mosaic Pool with 24K sparkling gold tiles, surrounded by Mediterranean gardens where she'll be just as in awe of the scenery as she is when you present the ring.
What's more romantic than sitting on the water with the Miami skyline twinkling in the backdrop? Celebrity favorite Seaspice on the Miami River was once a warehouse that's been converted into a nautical brasserie, complete with a covered patio where you can watch the boats pass by—or even hop on one. After popping the question, surprise your new fiancée with a yacht cruise leaving right from the restaurant's private dock.
At Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, there's no lack of picture-perfect places to propose, from butterfly-filled fields to the Edible Garden that looks like something out of Adam and Eve. If you want some privacy, head down the tree-lined Allee for a lookout point over the lake that makes for a stunning proposal spot.