Marrying Style and Theme: How to Create an Unforgettable Proposal Story 

Proposing to your partner is undeniably one of life’s big moments. And as with any good book, your proposal is like the prologue, setting the tone for some of the greatest chapters in your love story. When asking your partner to marry you, you create not only a memory to be treasured but a story that will be shared over and over again with friends, loved ones, and even people you’ve yet to meet. It’s natural to want your proposal to feel special and unique, but when faced with the questions of what, when and how, it can be easy to draw a blank. If you’ve found yourself ready to propose but in need of inspiration, then you are in the right place. The One Romance plans hundreds of marriage proposals every year, each unique and tailored to our wonderful couples. The secret to our success is we don’t dictate your story; we listen to it. Our experienced proposal planners take the time to learn about you both, crafting each small detail into meaningful personal touches that make your dream proposal a reality.

So how do we do it?

When it comes to planning a truly romantic and unique proposal, considering the right style and theme can make all the difference. By carefully selecting the right elements, you can set the mood and create a magical experience that truly reflects your love story.

Style vs. Theme

Before we dive into the details, let’s understand the distinction between style and theme. While often used interchangeably, each represents different aspects of proposal planning.


Style refers to the overall look, atmosphere, and aesthetic you want to create for your once-in-a-lifetime proposal. It encompasses elements such as decor, colour schemes, and creating the ambience you desire. Think of style as the “feel” or atmosphere you want to evoke during this special moment. The right style can elevate your proposal from ordinary to extraordinary.


On the other hand, a theme focuses on a specific concept or idea that ties your proposal together. It adds a deeper layer of personalisation, allowing you to tell your unique story. An idea for a theme can grow from almost anything, making it one of the most fun elements when personalising your proposal. Inspiration can come from your favourite movies or books, shared interests, a significant event in your journey as a couple or even a blend of your passions.

Practical Tips for Selecting the Perfect Style and Theme

Now that we understand the difference between style and theme, let’s explore some practical tips to help you choose a style or theme for a proposal that reflects you as a couple.

1. Consider Your Personalities: Take inspiration from your shared interests, hobbies, or favourite things. Are you adventurous? If so, an outdoor adventure-themed proposal or treasure hunt could be the thing for you. Perhaps you are music lovers? Whatever your taste in music, we have talented musicians, singers, and even songwriters who can perform your favourite pieces or even write you a personalised love song. Let your personalities drive the style and theme selection process. Some of our favourite proposals include a whimsical Harry Potter themed proposal, an adrenalin filled zombie apocalypse escape room with a twist ending, an adorable giraffe themed picnic in the countryside, penthouse private dining for two foodies, and who could resist a classic fairytale proposal? From castles and palaces to iconic skyline views from secret rooftop gardens, we embrace each style and theme, complementing location with décor and a crafted ambience that is sure to delight.

2. Reflect on Your Love Story: Think about the milestones and special moments that have shaped your relationship. Use these as a foundation to create a theme that celebrates your unique journey together. Whether it’s recreating your first date or incorporating elements from the location where you first met, the possibilities are endless. We often include framed photos of our couples subtly woven into the décor. Still, for a truly personal and heartfelt experience, our videographers have created a movie montage from photos, videos, and voice notes, perfectly suited to a private screening.

3. Embrace Sentimental Significance: Is there something that holds special meaning to you as a couple? It could be a specific place, a song, a shared passion, or even a favourite quote. From a subtle nod to a fully immersive experience, you can weave these sentimental elements into your proposal.

One Romance: Your Trusted Partner in Crafting the Perfect Proposal

Now that you have an idea of how to select the right style and theme, why not enlist the help of the experts at One Romance to take your proposal to the next level? One Romance understands that each couple is unique, and their dedicated team will work closely with you to create a proposal that reflects your style and tells your extraordinary love story. We can transform your vision into an awe-inspiring reality and remove the stress of planning, ensuring every detail is flawlessly executed.

Photographer credits:

Paul Grace

Lina and Tom

Jonathan Bickle


Gemma Chase

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