Nicolas Garreau, a 35-year-old French entrepreneur, decided that love would be his unusual job, putting his imagination and his romance skills at the service of men wishing, like him, to amaze their loved one in Paris. Only one goal for the Parisian businessman: make ladies cry in each of the marriage proposals he plans!
Every year, 3 millions of couples go to Paris for « romantic reasons ». It is precisely to help these men to propose in a creative way that Nicolas Garreau, graduated from an aeronautical engineering school, founded ApoteoSurprise, an event planning agency specialized in setting up elaborate marriage proposals in the City of Love. The entrepreneur, before getting into the romance business, noticed that expectations of women are often far away from men’s concerns. Thus, according to a recent survey, it appears that nearly 1 in 3 men ask their girlfriend to marry them during an intimate moment in bed, while women are 90% likely to wish a marriage proposal worthy of a fairy tale during which their loved one would get on one knee. In the discharge of mankind, it appears, however, that another stunning study claims that, for most of men, making a marriage proposal is « scarier than a job interview, a jump parachute, or even than swimming with sharks »!
This is to help men to go for the marriage proposal and to temporarily act like a prince charming than Nicolas Garreau founded ApoteoSurprise in January 2006. This Parisian romance expert offers on its website www.proposeinparis.com 30 all-inclusive proposal packages, including a Cinderella’s carriage appearing at Place Vendôme with a magical glass slipper, a messenger dove delivering a love letter, a shower of 1000 red roses fully covering a yacht during a VIP dinner-cruise on Seine river, a limousine tour with a personalized message appearing on a giant LED screen at the Eiffel Tower, or even a private aerial patrol drawing a white smoke heart in the Parisian sky.
Prices of the romantic experiences created by ApoteoSurprise range from 290 to 15,900 euro, and in 8 years, more than 1200 lovers, coming from all over the World, called on the expertise of the proposal planner to express their love in Paris in a spectacular way. The French agency won renown in particular for the first-ever marriage proposal planned in space on February 14, 2013 at an altitude of 34 kilometers.
The common point of the 1200 romantic surprises organized by ApoteoSurprise: women systematically cry when their boyfriend suddenly turn into a prince charming, as evidenced by the several videos available on the homepage of the company website. « Make ladies cry when they are proposed is by the way a goal I consistently set », says the Founder of the romance agency, before specifying with a smile, « tears are of course tears of happiness »!