Hi I'm Claire,
Director of romance. Proposal coordinator and event stylist.
I believe a proposal should delight all the senses, make her smile, make her cry (tears of joy) and be a memory that forever lives in your hearts.
My style is elegant and sophisticated however I am partial to fun, whimsical touches that will bring a light-hearted touch to an otherwise serious occasion.
My journey Proposal Planning first began in 2013 when proposal planning wasn’t even heard of in Australia. A media frenzy ensued once my business was discovered and I was having to manage bookings from radio and TV as well as for my actual business.
Since then, I have been privileged to manage 1000 proposals from all over Australia.
I continue to be surprised at the lengths romantic men will go to, to create magical, once-in-a-lifetime experiences for their loved one. Intimate fine dining, private island escapes, flash mobs, picnics, sand sculptures by the sea.....Whatever my clients are imagining, I love helping make their dream a reality.
Find out more about the team www.instagram.com/surpriseproposals.com.au
Meet the team
Professional musician. Expert “puller of heart strings.” Her voice is guaranteed to bring a tear to your eye.
Summary of profession:
“I started performing when I was 5 and haven’t stopped since! I’ve had the opportunity to perform in the VIP rooms for artists such as Michael Buble, Adele and Hugh Jackman. You’ll often see me on the wedding and corporate circuit performing with the Limited Edition Band. If I’m not performing I’m writing music for films, advertising or musicals.”
Main instruments guitar, piano and vocals.
Writing music - particularly ballads for special occasions.
Loves proposals bc:
“I love being part of such a special surprise! I love the joy that comes with being part of someones significant milestone and seeing the happiness a little bit of music can bring to a tender and personal moment. Whether that be performing the couples favourite song, or writing a personalised song for that moment.”
Our debonair violinist. Always smiling and impeccably dressed, he could have perused a career modelling tailored suits. But thankfully for us, he instead chose a more musical path, setting the romantic mood for our proposals.
Tell us about your music:
The Violin is such a versatile instrument so I enjoy performing both classical and contemporary covers. I perform as a soloist but also in a string duo, trio or quartet. For proposals, we find that a solo or duo (guitar or cello) is most popular.
When did your music business start?
We started performing at the Conservatorium of Music in 2010.
What do you love about Proposals?
We love playing at Proposals as they are so intimate and there is such a sense of excitement. Live music can really set the right tone and atmosphere.
Our fireworks aficionado. The man responsible for bringing the extra BLING to our proposals!
Started his business:
Indoor/outdoor fireworks, sparklers and other type of special effects
Loves proposals bc:
They are “always a surprise, nerve racking and satisfying”.
There are photographers..... Then there is Stephen. The quality of his work is second to none, as is his passion for capturing beautiful memories.
Summary of profession
With over 20 years experience shooting people, places, products and everything in between, Stephen brings experience, quality and understanding to every shoot.
In recent years, Stephen has become experienced in engagement proposals where his personal skills and professionalism have become an asset to the team.
Tery has an eye for capturing a magical moment with every couple. You will be watching your video and reminiscing over your proposal memory for many years to come.
Tery started his own career as a cinematographer in 2011 and has since gained much experience creating wedding and proposal videos.
He has been invited to many places including Indonesia, Malaysia and New Zealand to capture memories for his clients.
Terys clients often love his work so much, they trust him to film their wedding and other family celebrations.