Since Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, we asked BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection members to share stories about how they’ve helped nervous beaus present the ring. Many innkeepers offered wonderful ways in which they’ve helped couples make that proposal extra special. Innkeepers from L’Auberge Provencale in White Post, VA shared their story for blog readers.
L’Auberge Provencale has hosted many engagements. The beautiful grounds are the perfect backdrop to pop the question. In the Spring, the pear trees are a favorite. In the colder months the many fireplaces beckons engagements.
A clever tool, however, is L’Auberge Provencale’s signature pulled sugar flower in a bottle. It is presented to the bride-to-be, and when the flower is pulled out of the bottle, a ribbon is revealed with a ring attached. The bottle has been delivered to the dinner table or left in a private guest room on a silver platter. Another special effect has often come after dinner when the waiter delivers a small gourmet chocolate heart-shaped dessert, adorned with pulled sugar fashioned into flowers. The kitchen staff cleverly hide the ring in the center. This is perfect for an after dinner surprise at the table or in front of the fire place on Valentine’s Day and beyond.
This Valentine’s Day, consider a Diamond Collection inn or B&B as the ideal place to “pop the question”. Diamond Collection members are well versed in creating memorable proposals and will work hard to make that special moment include a surprised and enthusiastic “I do!”.
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L’Auberge Provencale, 13630 Lord Fairfax Highway, White Post, VA 22663, 800-638-1702
Set on 8 acres in the heart of Virginia Hunt country is the culinary treasure L'Auberge Provencale. With the extensive flower, herb, and vegetable gardens plus orchards, this the inn offers the charm and sophistication of a true Auberge of the south of France. Executive chef Alain Borel and his team of talented chefs create cuisine pleasing to the eye and the palate. Featured in Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Best of the Bunch, Top Ten Inns, Washington Post, the inn is ideal for corporate retreats, intimate weddings and proposals. L’Auberge Provencale is a place where great expectations are quietly met.