Cinderella Proposal Ideas • Disney Proposal Photos in NYC with Brilliant Event Planning

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Most every little girl dream of two things: being a Disney princess and the day she’ll get engaged (and subsequently, married!). When Brilliant Event Planning (BEP) asked me to photograph Jason and Dana’s Disney-esque proposal I knew (like, I KNEW) I was the perfect photographer for them! (I’m a not-so-closeted Disney believer….if ya didn’t know!)

Lots of planning ended like this…

Prince Charming and Cinderella for a Disney proposal at Le Bernadin captured by Mikkel Paige, New York City wedding photographer. Coordination by Brilliant Event Planning.

And started with this…Disney Cinderella proposal captured by Mikkel Paige, New York City wedding photographer. Coordination by Brilliant Event Planning.

The BEP ladies created a “Cinderella Experience” certificate for “Princess Dana” and “Prince Jason”. The pretty note was delivered to their room at New York City’s iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel. Truly a room and a view fit for a NYC princess – I mean, look at those curtains! No detail is spared in these rooms.

Disney Cinderella proposal at the Waldorf captured by Mikkel Paige, New York City wedding photographer. Coordination by Brilliant Event Planning. Disney Cinderella proposal at the Waldorf captured by Mikkel Paige, New York City wedding photographer. Coordination by Brilliant Event Planning. Disney Cinderella proposal at the Waldorf captured by Mikkel Paige, New York City wedding photographer. Coordination by Brilliant Event Planning.

Dana was quickly pampered by a fab beauty team. Jason watched his soon-to-be fiancee get ready as he nervously contemplated all that was about to happen. Disney Cinderella proposal at the Waldorf captured by Mikkel Paige, New York City wedding photographer. Coordination by Brilliant Event Planning. Disney Cinderella proposal at the Waldorf captured by Mikkel Paige, New York City wedding photographer. Coordination by Brilliant Event Planning.

Isn’t she stunning?! Stunning scenery for a stunning princess. Disney Cinderella proposal at the Waldorf captured by Mikkel Paige, New York City wedding photographer. Coordination by Brilliant Event Planning. Disney Cinderella proposal at the Waldorf captured by Mikkel Paige, New York City wedding photographer. Coordination by Brilliant Event Planning. Disney Cinderella proposal at the Waldorf captured by Mikkel Paige, New York City wedding photographer. Coordination by Brilliant Event Planning.

The scene was set for the perfect proposal. Which is, of course, what BEP does. String artists set the musical mood, flowers adorned the room all over, and “glass slippers” were awaiting their arrival. How romantic is this scene? Red rose lined walkway for a Disney Cinderella proposal at Le Bernadin captured by Mikkel Paige, New York City wedding photographer. Coordination by Brilliant Event Planning. Manolo Blahnik "glass slippers" for a Disney Cinderella proposal at Le Bernadin captured by Mikkel Paige, New York City wedding photographer. Coordination by Brilliant Event Planning. Prince Charming and Cinderella for a Disney proposal at Le Bernadin captured by Mikkel Paige, New York City wedding photographer. Coordination by Brilliant Event Planning.

I’m sure you’re thinking two things:

1) She must have known

and…

2) Jason must do these things all the time!

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Well I asked her…and no, she didn’t know. She was confused about what was going on actually. And I see her point. I would have been too. Dana loves Disney, especially Cinderella, and it was just a fun NYC experience to her. And does Jason do these things all the time? I thought he must! And actually Dana and I were laughing about it because…guess what? Her answer to that was, “No, he never does anything like this!” Well he totally hit the ball out of the park with this one. (And with hiring BEP to assist in the surprise!)Red rose lined walkway for a Disney Cinderella proposal at Le Bernadin captured by Mikkel Paige, New York City wedding photographer. Coordination by Brilliant Event Planning. Manolo Blahnik "glass slippers" for a Disney Cinderella proposal at Le Bernadin captured by Mikkel Paige, New York City wedding photographer. Coordination by Brilliant Event Planning.

Admittedly, it was super cold outside and Dana’s a tiny, adorable girl! How cute that she kept her jeans on underneath the dress? This was the scene as Jason slipped the glass slippers on his princess after she said, “yes!”

And though the “official” engagement ring wasn’t quite ready at the time of the proposal I couldn’t resist photographing their matching Cartier bands atop the glass rose Jason presented to her.Cartier wedding bands for a Disney Cinderella proposal at Le Bernadin captured by Mikkel Paige, New York City wedding photographer. Coordination by Brilliant Event Planning.Prince Charming and Cinderella for a Disney proposal at Le Bernadin captured by Mikkel Paige, New York City wedding photographer. Coordination by Brilliant Event Planning.Prince Charming and Cinderella for a Disney proposal at Le Bernadin captured by Mikkel Paige, New York City wedding photographer. Coordination by Brilliant Event Planning.Prince Charming and Cinderella for a Disney proposal at Le Bernadin captured by Mikkel Paige, New York City wedding photographer. Coordination by Brilliant Event Planning.A Disney Cinderella proposal with candlelight and champagne at Le Bernadin captured by Mikkel Paige, New York City wedding photographer. Coordination by Brilliant Event Planning.Classic Rolls Royce for a Disney Cinderella proposal at Le Bernadin captured by Mikkel Paige, New York City wedding photographer. Coordination by Brilliant Event Planning. Classic Rolls Royce for a Disney Cinderella proposal at Le Bernadin captured by Mikkel Paige, New York City wedding photographer. Coordination by Brilliant Event Planning.A Disney Cinderella proposal with candlelight and champagne at Le Bernadin captured by Mikkel Paige, New York City wedding photographer. Coordination by Brilliant Event Planning.

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Dana and Jason to document this ultra unique and special proposal, not to mention the team that made it all happen. They are such a friendly, smiley, in-love pair and I swear I can still hear Dana’s bubbly personality and cute giggle echoing in my ear as I type this! Congratulations!!!!

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Planning: Brilliant Event Planning / Flowers: The Arrangement / Music: 45 Riots / Venue: Le Bernardin / Getting Ready: Waldorf Astoria / Car: Vintage Rolls Royce / Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

Happy Monday!