It’s no secret that engagements are on the rise again and the “together at home” moment is so last year. Just recently WeddingPro shared that “customization and personalization of wedding day details has been steadily increasing over the years and now we are seeing the trend in proposals too.” Nearly 1 in 4 proposers told the site that they feel pressure to plan something unique – and they are following through, which is no surprise given that 90% of couples share the proposal publicly on social media.
The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, the only luxury hotel in Arlington, Virginia (recently underwent a multi-million dollar redesign), today debuted The Ultimate Engagement package in partnership with leading Washington, D.C. jeweler, Shah & Shah Distinctive Jewelers and Picnic & Peonies, the region’s premier luxury picnic company. The hotel, known for catering to everyone from leading political figures to athletes and power CEOs, wanted to create a true VIP experience that takes away the stress and work from the proposer yet still brings the “proposal vision” to life.
The Ultimate Engagement Package includes a bespoke proposal picnic experience, featuring specialty furniture, decor and fresh flowers by Picnic & Peonies, in one of D.C.’s most breathtaking parks, food and beverage by The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, and an on-site photographer stationed nearby to capture the moment. From there, the couple has the option to ride in style to Shah & Shah Distinctive Jewelers, to custom design the perfect ring or bands. When the couple returns to The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City for a celebratory evening, they will be welcomed to a luxury suite with rose petals, champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, and framed photos (from the proposal), as a keepsake.
The Ultimate Engagement Package Includes:
- Romantic luxury picnic experience provided by Picnic & Peonies and culinary delights by The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City.
- Custom Ring Design Consultation with Shah & Shah Distinctive Jewelers
- On-site photographer to capture the special moments of your proposal
- Luxury Transportation service
- Overnight Accommodations
- Rose Petal Turndown, once per stay
- Champagne and Chocolate covered strawberries welcome amenity
- Valet Parking
To reserve the offer/experience, guests must call (703) 412-2729; the package must be reserved at least one week in advance. For reservations in The Ritz-Carlton Suite, this experience starts at $10K (based on availability). For reservations in an Executive One-Bedroom Suite, this experience starts at $5K (based on availability).