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Published on 23rd February '16

Jens came to us because he wanted to organise the perfect proposal for his girlfriend Petra. As he was living in Germany, but wanted to propose in London, he asked for our help to create the ultimate surprise proposal. After getting to know more about the couple we found out that Petra absolutely loves theatre shows, so what better to include in the proposal than a tour of the West End Musicals!

Jens told us that Petra's favourite songs are Elton John's, 'Can you feel the love tonight', from the Lion King and Phil Collins' You'll be in my heart from Tarzan, which we knew had to be incorporated into the proposal in some way too.

We decided that we should hire a German-speaking West End actor to pretend to be a tour guide, who would take Jens and Petra around the West End theatres, whilst telling them interesting facts about the shows. The proposal would then finish with a surprise serenading of Petra's favourite songs in a beautiful park.

On the day of the proposal we arranged for the 'tour guide' to meet Jens and Petra at the first theatre, where he then took them on their musical tour. We had given the guide an umbrella to carry around with him, (you'll see why later!), and asked him to make it obvious whilst talking to the couple about the shows.

Whilst he was doing this the four other West End singers we had hired were waiting patiently in the park for the couples arrival. We made sure that they were dotted around the park on benches to make it seem like they were strangers. That way it would be more of a surprise for Petra when they all began to sing together.

After an hours tour of the West End, our guide led Jens and Petra into the beautiful park near The Thames river by pretending that they needed to walk through it to reach the final theatre.

As they walked along one of the musicians began to play, Can you feel the love tonight, on his guitar.

Hearing Petra's favourite song, the couple stopped to listen. As they did, one by one the three other singers came over to join the guitarist and they began to sing their parts of the song. As it came to an end the musicians began to sing a second song, 'You'll be in my heart'.

This time, to Petra's shock, it was her tour guide who was singing! Although slightly confused, she carried on watching him perform and even joined in herself!

At the end of the song the tour guide opened up an umbrella, which had the words, 'Marry Me', written on it in buttons! As Petra began to cry with happiness, Jens got down on one knee and asked her to be his wife. 

She of course said, 'Yes!'

Congratulations to the happy couple. We wish you both all the best in the future!

If you'd like to take a closer look at Jens and Petra's proposal click here:

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