We’re always in the mood for love. And with the holidays just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start planning that uber-romantic proposal. Fun fact: According to a recent survey of brides, 28% said they got engaged during the holiday season. If you’re looking for a good backdrop for your overture of love, here are some ideas to inspire you.
For the History Buffs
The south has no shortage of historical points of interest–and middle Tennessee is no exception. Learn about the love match between General William Hicks Jackson and Selene Harding when you take a tour of the mansion and grounds of the Belle Meade Plantation. After losing yourself in the regal surroundings of this aristocratic estate, treat your bride-to-be to a food and wine pairing experience, which matches cheese and chocolate with spirits from Belle Meade’s own winery. But the wine shouldn’t be the only “vintage” on the menu. Consider asking her to say “I do” with this vintage-inspired pink and white diamond ring from Roman + Jules.
If you want to stay a little closer to the city, we highly recommend checking out the Oak Bar at the Hermitage Hotel, which played host to political notables and numerous celebrities over its 100+ years of operation. Opened as a private gentleman’s club in 1910, this gem is now known for its extensive 130-bottle bourbon list, iconic art deco bathroom, and quiet elegance. It’s the perfect setting to pop the question with this exquisite Noam Carver engagement ring, which has simple, strong lines and evokes styles that were especially popular in the 1920s and 1930s.
For the Music Enthusiasts
Nothing ups the romance factor like a little bit of mood music–and they don’t call Nashville “Music City” for nothing. Whether taking in dinner and jazz at Rudy’s Jazz Room, two-stepping and the Wildhorse Saloon or swaying to a new generation of love songs at the iconic Bluebird Cafe, this city has no shortage of great shows to take in–any night of the week.
Whether you and your honey have a penchant for classical, jazz, or popular music, take advantage of the Nashville Symphony’s special date night packages, then stop the show with his stunning 14K halo-style engagement ring by Stuller.
For the Culture Lovers
Are you and your partner passionate about what’s hot, what’s new and always looking to share a one-of-a-kind experience? You could step into a world of magic and mystery at Nashville’s newest, most unconventional dining experience, House of Cards.
But what ring do you get for the woman who has everything and is on the cutting-edge of everything? This semi-mounted diamond engagement ring by Kattan is perfect. It’s classic, understated and will never go out of style.
For the Creatively-Inclined
If you’re looking for a more interactive place to show your devotion to your artistically-minded partner, this city definitely has you covered. If she’s the type of woman who appreciates craftsmanship, put some color into her world when you propose with a unique piece by Noam Carter.
And where to go? Take in some of the best local artists (for free!) at the once-monthly First Saturday Art Crawl. It’s the perfect affair for those in love, boasting lots of wine, snacks, and mingling.
Wherever you decide to propose, middle Tennessee has no shortage of places to find romance–and we’d love to be a part of your special memory. Come in today to browse our selection of diamond engagement rings.