We love creating proposals at different locations around Brisbane, and we have a great knowledge of all the best places to propose around Brisbane having experienced so many beautiful locations through the wedding side of our business (Brisbane Wedding Decorators) so it's fair to say we know Newstead Rotunda well given that we've decorated this gorgeous Brisbane rotunda many times.

So when a 'fiance to be' from out of town contacted us asking for ideas and assistance with planning an amazing proposal for his lucky lady and he knew he wanted to include a Gondola ride within the day, we knew with the surrounding water views and proximity to the gondola terminal, this would be the perfect spot to pop the question.


We dressed the entrance of the rotunda with satin and chiffon draping in a palette of taupe and peach, with our elegant chandelier hanging in the backdrop.

He booked our hidden paparazzi style photographer to discreetly capture the monent, knowing this would make the perfect setting to frame the proposal taking place.

We love boxed flowers, because not only are they presented beautifully, and feel like a gift and a bouquet in one, but they are also practical to walk away with, as a vase isn't required and you aren't left carrying around soggy stems.

We carefully selected these boxed flowers to compliment the peachy tones of our proposal setting.



He even arranged for us to have her favourite white wine at the ready (as she isn't a champange drinker). Chilled on ice with our stylish stemless wine galsses on marble coasters.


Beautifully fragrant fresh rose petals were scattered at the entrance and around the table setting to add to the romance of the this Newstead Rotunda proposal, and music was playing as they arrived to further add to the romance of the setting.


Our unobtrusive ghost chairs added to the luxurious vibe and completed the table setting perfectly.





The newly engaged couple celebrated over a chilled glass of her favourite wine while she admired her new engagement ring.

Following the proposal our proposal photographer introdcued herself and captured close ups of the ring, before taking them around thre park for couple photos, before they made their way to the Gondola terminal for their sunset gondola ride down the Brisbane river. What a perfect way to finish such a magaical proposal.



Planning, decor and styling by Brisbane Wedding Decorators

Proposal Photography by Brischetto Photography

Sunset Gondola Ride by Golden Gondola

If you enjoyed hearing about this Newstead Rotunda Proposal, and are planning a Brisbane proposal of your own, we would love to hear from you to start planning your special moment. Contact us for more information.