Perfect proposal photography and a truly magical day…
The 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa is one of the most luxurious hotels in Cape Town, and it’s also one of the most popular places to propose. With its stunning views of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, the hotel offers the perfect backdrop for a romantic proposal.
The boutique hotel offers a variety of proposal and engagement packages to suit every budget and taste. Packages include everything from a private dinner for two in the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant to a helicopter ride over the city with a proposal at the top of Table Mountain.
If you’re looking for a truly unforgettable photos and a video even maybe, the 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa is the perfect place to do it. Here are just a few of the proposal and engagement packages that the hotel offers:
The Private Dinner Proposal: This package includes a private dinner for two in the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, The Test Kitchen. The dinner will be accompanied by a bottle of champagne, and the restaurant will be decorated with flowers and candles. The proposal can be made at the end of the dinner, or the couple can choose to have a private proposal elsewhere on the property.
The Helicopter Proposal: This package includes a private helicopter ride over Cape Town with a proposal at the top of Table Mountain. The helicopter will take the couple over some of the most iconic landmarks in Cape Town, such as Robben Island, the V&A Waterfront, and Lion’s Head. The proposal will be made at the top of Table Mountain, with stunning views of the city and the ocean.
The Sunset Picnic Proposal at Stanley’s Rock: This package includes a private picnic for two on the hotel’s grounds with a proposal at sunset. The picnic will be set up in a secluded spot with stunning views of the ocean. The couple can choose to have a traditional picnic with sandwiches, salads, and fruit, or they can opt for a more luxurious picnic with champagne, caviar, and lobster. The Décor is very elegant, with lots of fresh roses, rose petals, lanterns and candles. This can be arranged and decorated to your liking.
No matter what your budget or taste, I can create a perfect photography and décor engagement package that’s perfect for you. So if you’re looking for a truly unforgettable way to propose to your loved one, be sure to consider the 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa.
Here are some additional tips for planning a surprise proposal
- Book your proposal package . The hotel is popular for proposals, so it’s important to book your package as early as possible to ensure that you get your desired date and time.
- Choose the right location, such as Stanley’s Rock or the Gazebo option and take the wind or rain into consideration if it is a winter proposal
- Personalize your proposal. Add some personal touches to your proposal to make it extra special. For example, you could incorporate your partner’s favourite flowers or a marry me sign for that extra personalisation.
- Relax and enjoy that unforgetable moment. This is a special moment for you and your fiancée, so make sure to relax and enjoy it. After all, you’re about to start a lifetime of happiness together.
I hope this blog post has inspired you to consider the 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa for your proposal or engagement. With its stunning views, luxurious accommodations, and the attentive personalized service, this venue in Cape Town, South Africa is the perfect place to start your new life with your partner. Do not hesitate to contact me for further details and a quote.
Here are some of the benefits of proposing at the 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa:
- Stunning views of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean
- Luxurious and private set up
- Dedicated staff and photographer who will help you plan the perfect proposal
- A variety of proposal packages to choose from with customisable options
- A romantic and intimate setting with total privacy
If you are thinking about proposing at the 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Book your proposal package early, as limited time slots are available
- Be sure to coordinate with your photographer to ensure that everything is perfect for your proposal.
- Choose a proposal package that fits your budget and your preferences.
- Relax and enjoy the day!
- Keep communication with your proposal photographer to check the weather
- Arrange transport to the venue such as a helicopter ride, a vintage car or a luxury limousine
Proposal package at Stanley’s rock
The beautiful and magnificent 12Apostles Hotel and Spa. One of the best picknick spots overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Cape Town, Camps Bay. Truly a unique idea and a exclusive experience.
The Stanley’s Rock proposal package at the 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town is a truly unforgettable way to pop the question. The most important thing is to make sure your proposal is something that your partner will love and remember for the rest of their lives. So put some thought into it, and make it special.
The package includes:
- A private picnic for two at Stanley’s Rock, a natural granite stone formation with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain.
A decadent picknick with cheese platter, salad, fruits, a selection of desserts
A bottle of Moët & Chandon Imperial Champagne and mineral water
A bunch of red roses
- Candles and Lanterns decorations with rose petals for a romantic touch
A framed custom written private message displayed at the table, or a sing that says “Will you marry me?”
Couple Photography & Video package of the proposal and photos at Stanley’s Rock
The package can be customised to include a helicopter ride from the V&A Waterfront or perhaps have a chauffeur car with a driver
You may even have a Violinist or a Saxophonist playing at your proposal! The wish list is endless. This set up and photography package is fully customisable!
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is a world renowned botanical gardens in the world. In fact it is ranked no.7 globally. No wonder at all, this is one of the best places I have ever visited. A feast for all nature and botanical lovers but not also for bird watchers, hikers and families alike. There is even art to be seen, and summer classical concerts and private events taking place. This stunning gardens is like a huge park that is the size of a small national park. Of course this is a perfect location to shoot a romantic anniversary couple photoshoot. Memories treasured forever.. and the aroma, the warm sunshine hitting your back still lingers on..
The atmosphere was just so perfect .. it wasn’t too warm but temperatures around 24 degrees. Just pleasant enough to walk everywhere and try and absorb as much of the garden’s beauty as possible. My couple Anna and her fiancée … were there at the first time ever. They have not yet been to too many places in Cape Town. So for them it was an extra special day. We took a relaxed approach to our photoshoot and there was lot of smiles, giggles and awe. By the end of our photoshoot we were little exhausted and took a coffee break at the wonderful restaurant and cake place on foot.
There is just so much to photograph and explore… you cannot possibly do that in one day. One requires about at least two full days to observe all the plants and try and photograph as many birds as possible.
With the backdrop of Table Mountain.. and gigantic trees… The canopy walkway or also called the boomslang walkway was certainly the highlight of our photos… .. Here are some pictures to showcase the beauty form my photoshoot at Kirstenbosch Gardens in Cape Town.
Would you like to be here too? Book your very intimate private photographer to accompany you and your partner on a Cape Town adventure. Click here to contact me.
A romantic sunsets to admire at Blouberg Beach, Cape town
Bloubergstrand beach is one of the best places for a full view of Table Mountain. Beautiful spectrum of colours of sunsets on a perfect summer evening.
You can walk the promenade or the beach and enjoy the beautiful view of Table Mountain, Cape Town and Robin Island while watching the hordes of colourful Kite Surfers, Paddle Boarders,Surfers and holidaymakers.
Blouberg Beach offers stunning views of Table Mountain, Robben Island, and the Atlantic Ocean. The beach is also a popular spot for kite surfing and windsurfing, thanks to the strong winds that often blow in from the ocean.
Variety of activities: There are a variety of activities that you can enjoy at Blouberg Beach, including swimming, sunbathing, surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, walking, and cycling. There are also a number of restaurants and cafes located near the beach, so you can easily find something to eat or drink.
The beach is surrounded by beautiful scenery, including the Blouberg Nature Reserve, which is home to a variety of plants and animals. The reserve is also a popular spot for hiking and bird watching.
a PERFECT PROPOSAL SPOT WITH AMAZING ROCK FORMATIONS AND TIDAL POOLS
Overall, Blouberg Beach is a great place to visit for its stunning views, variety of activities, beautiful scenery, and family-friendly atmosphere. If you’re looking for a fun and exciting place to spend your day, Blouberg Beach is a great option.
Here are some additional interesting facts about Blouberg Beach:
The name Bloubergstrand means “blue mountain beach” in Afrikaans.
The beach is located in the Blouberg Nature Reserve, which is a protected area of land.
The beach is home to a variety of plant and animal life, including dolphins, whales, and seals.
Blouberg Beach is a popular spot for kite surfing and windsurfing.
The beach is also a popular spot for whale watching, especially during the winter months.
Hopefully now you are inspired to check out Blouberg Beach as your very own surprise proposal spot!
Winter moods in budapest
Even Winter time is an ideal season to visit Budapest. The mood is amazing during the winter months and you can still enjoy a lot of sightseeing activities.
A great adventure out in the land of Lillafüred
Summers are wonderful in Hungary out in Miskolc, Lillafured.. A great adventure away from Lake Balaton and just as nice.
I can only highly recommend to visit Lillufured and its surrounding areas for a green adventure of boating, hiking, steam train adventure and even a segway tour! This tucked away little place has a lot to offer but most of all tranquility and fresh air away from the hustle and bustle of popular lakes of Balaton and the busy streets of Budapest. The beautiful Lake and waterfall make this hilly countryside the main attraction. The abundance of trees and small and tall is really visible here as the nature is truly untouched where time stood still. As we visited a beautiful old palace a converted castle from the 18th century baroque style. This accomodation did not disappoint and stood the test of time. The decor was regal and elegant which made you feel you were in a period movie scene. The staff was very courteous and the food was contemporary hungarian style with delicious local wines as well. The hotel palace boosts a spa as well as a beautiful garden and outside courtyard with magnificent views and ambience that is unique.
A great weekend getaway adventure, just enough time to rest and explore the surroundings without being in a hurry. This is a place I can definitely revisit again. Well I think the photographs speak for themselves!
A romantic sunset Boat adventure in Budapest
Remembering just the other Friday night I was invited by my client Victor to join him on this beautiful adventure boat cruise to photograph and video graph his secret marriage proposal to his long time love. I had arrived a little earlier to scout out the location and do some test photos. Eagerly awaiting the couple… thus, was equally excited to meet them and get the party started! After all it’s not every day you get invited along for a sunset cruise ride on a perfect summer evening.
There she was the beautiful and mesmerizing Karolina, and she did not disappoint! Everything was planned a few weeks ahead before Karolina and Victor’s arrival to Budapest. The boat was set with crisp chilled champagne and decorated with some nice evening lighting to enhance the ambiance. The captain propelled us forward into the sunset on the magical calm waters of the Danube river passing Margaret Island, The Margrit Hid, then onto the majestic Parliament building. Further gliding into the sunset and early evening of this beautiful summer day, admiring the Castle and Church Matthias on the foot of the Hill I was taking a lot of photos and preparing the mini video with their song of choice. Karoline had no idea of course and she was caught in the element of surprise and there she was glowing in the sunset and being adored by her boyfriend and be gifted with an elegantly designed white gold engagement ring! We enjoyed the rest of the one hour trip, taking lots of photos and capturing those once in a lifetime memories which you will remember forever! The stylish boat was especially booked just for the two of them for a romantic occasion and definitely perfect for just for couples. I believe if you are getting engaged go the extra mile and make it even that much more special and memorable. You can easily do that with a few thoughtful ideas that do not cost a fortune, such as a bunch of flowers, a nice local Hungarian champagne, a beautiful box of chocolates or even a surprise photo album documenting your love journey so far. Quirky or extravagant whatever your style, I can help you make the best of your secret engagement abroad. Victor had been eagerly awaiting this moment and I am grateful for the opportunity to have been this gorgeous couple’s engagement photographer and videographer for the evening. Such beautiful memories to treasure!
I can only highly recommend this romantic night-time boat ride in Budapest if you are looking for that something special and to enjoy in a private and friendly atmosphere. Check out Portum lines at Dock 42 Port and make your next booking! Don’t forget to invite me along!
Certainly, a fantastic night to remember! Take a look at some of the best moments of this exciting marriage proposal!
Siofok a Balaton adventure in Hungary
First time I had travelled to Siofok just over two weeks ago. After the lock down this was a well deserved trip and you certainly appreciate being outdoors surrounded by the calm waters of the Balaton lake.
Like many other lake side towns, Siofok holds true for its reputation of a family friendly town with a vibrant scene of bars and restaurants. Siofok is not only for nightlife enthusiast but also for nature fans who prefer the less busier parts of this town. You can observe many wind surfers and smaller boats further out in the waters enjoying perfect weather and wind conditions. What fascinated me was the endless turquoise waters and far ashore the mountainous and green vineyards of the South. With many activities for the entire family.. you will definitely enjoy a long weekend of even a few days. Plenty of walks and an endless promenade with direct access to the water.
The gigantic ferries wheel offers a great panoramic view of Siofok and its neighbouring towns and in fact you can see almost the borders of the lake further away. I certainly had that tropical feel of the view and the water, like I wasn’t even in Hungary but perhaps somewhere near an exotic seaside location. Then the fauna was quite amazing.. and then there is some bird life to be observed. Hungary exhibits a rich bird life with many types of birds that like to make their habitat on the shores of Lake Balaton. Such as the grey Haron is one of the famous all year resident. Wildlife is abundant and in autumn more exotic species can be observed and even otters have been seen but a rare sight. Of course, many ducks and swans live on the waters and are used to the visitors treating them with snacks. These majestic large birds are one of my favourite to photograph, they are simply majestic and so elegant how they navigate their way in the waters. Enjoy my photos of Siofok and hope you can discover this holiday town soon!
Here is a little review of Zsofia and Gabor’s recent wedding in Kecskemet, Hungary. About a good 1h drive from Budapest. The wedding ceremony was strategically planned on their 10 years anniversary of being together. Their exciting love affair flourished while still at school and eventually the young couple thought to tie the knot and not wait any longer! Their gorgeous baby daughter accompanied the intimate wedding with the closest relatives and family members. The day was cold and even colder at night, so outdoor photo shoot was not really possible unfortunately. But nevertheless we all had a good time with lots of foods and plenty of cake and Palinka of course ( Hungarian schnapps to be consumed before a meal)! The beautiful Zsofia looked like a fairy and with an vintage inspired theme the decorations and the venue reflected the understated elegance and youthfulness of the occasion. Was really nice to see all the dancing going on and everyone so excited to party on the Dancefloor and let loose! The cake was absolutely gorgeously decorated with a rich orange and chocolate filling. After all the stiff group photographs that usually happens at a wedding, everyone was relieved to show their dance moves and let go of the tie and jackets. Always a joyous occasion for me as photographer and videographer to be part of any wedding, small or big where ever it takes.. I am still a big romantic at heart. Happy to take the photographs and the mini video at this intimate wedding in Hungary! Wish the happy couple a very happy life together filled with joy, new adventures and the best in life!
Here are some of the highlights of their special day!