Intimate or Grand: Pop the Question Away from land!

Marriage proposal aboard The Captain Matthew Flinders

Newly engaged couples can agree that after showcasing their shiny new engagement rings, the first question asked is, “How did s/he propose?!” While people may tire of sharing other stories, an engagement story is truly one of a kind, and never gets old. For some, this is the day they’ve always dreamed about, and the biggest surprise of their lives! Not surprisingly, this leaves most people mounting under pressure once they realize that they want to pop the question, but don’t know how.

Here at Mariposa Cruises, we believe that if you can dream it, we can host it, and nothing speaks truer for a surprise proposal! While we have had the pleasure of hosting many surprises over the years, engagements are close to our hearts, as we understand the significance that this has for our guests. Here are below are four benefits of popping the question on board one of our vessels:

Intimate or Grand

With six boats in our fleet, you are sure to find the right boat to set the mood! Our vessels range in size and capacities of just 2 people all the way up to 560 passengers on board! We have seen it all, from intimate two-person proposals, to a surprise celebration including extended family and friends. While all vessels are excellent, the Rosemary is definitely the favorite among our clients! This vessel is relaxed in style, and has just the right amount of space for a few friends or family members to hide inside. Did we mention that the top deck gives panoramic views of the city skyline? It’s a must see!

yacht Rosemary

The yacht Rosemary is the perfect boat size for small private events

Unique and Personalized

How many people have said that they were engaged on board a private yacht? Not enough! It is time to forgo the traditional clichés of a “nice” dinner, fortune cookie or jumbotron, and give you and your partner a story to tell!

Attention to Detail

As a company that has been in business for 30 years, we understand the thought and detail that goes into a proposal. We will work with you to find the perfect way to surprise your partner, including the tricky logistics of getting them down here, mood-setting décor, and food and beverage options to enjoy following the surprise. You will have an event coordinator work with you every step of the way, via telephone, email and in person!

Rosemary decor

Setting the mood with decor

Location, Location, Location!

Our central location features a large number of restaurants, people and activity which will keep your partner on their toes until you’re ready to get down on one knee! Better yet, once you’re on board you will be surrounded by the city lights, historic views and a beautiful skyline. It is the perfect backdrop for newly engaged photos!

toronto skyline

The perfect backdrop to capture special moments

Listed here are just a few reasons why a yacht proposal is right for you! If you’re already engaged, but if you like what you see, why not consider an engagement shoot on board the Rosemary? From May – September, we offer 1.5-hour photo shoots from 9am-10:30am, which provides the ideal lighting for your photos. Get the details here.

We also offer wedding packages to suit all budgets and desires! At Mariposa Cruises, we are your one stop shop for all things I do!

If you know what’s best, call us today so that your partner says YES!

 

Congratulations

Congratulations!

Outdoor Wedding Planning – Top 10 Things to Consider

How to plan an outdoor wedding

Photo by Photoworks

Imagine walking down the aisle basking in the glow of the afternoon sun, surrounded by the natural beauty that only nature provides. You share your first kiss as husband and wife as the sun sets just behind you. Later at the reception you have your first dance as a married couple under the stars.

Whether you are looking for an alternative to a religious venue for your ceremony or simply a gorgeous setting for your reception, the appeal of an outdoor wedding, with its romantic natural backdrop, is undeniable. Planning and executing an outdoor wedding, on the other hand, can be unpredictable and is not without its challenges.

Over the years, we’ve played host to a number of weddings in the natural beauty of the Toronto Harbour. As such, we know what can make or break an outdoor wedding.

Here is our top ten list of what every bride and groom needs to consider when planning their outdoor wedding.

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