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The Season of Change: Fall in Love with these Autumn Proposal Ideas

October 5th, 2021

As we ring in the season of change, cozy weather, and vibrant outdoor scenery, we think of the one we love most. Fall has finally arrived, and your future bride is waiting. Nothing beats the magic of fall in New York, so why not take advantage of its stunning scenery—choose a setting that captures the wonders of the season as well as your unique love story. We have created the ultimate guide covering our favorite fall proposal ideas!

Exploring the Orchards

Fall is a time for foliage and amazing food, so why not combine the two for your perfect proposal? Make a reservation at a local orchard and plan a charming and cozy picnic in the country. Find an adorable wicker basket, throw in all of your love’s favorite snacks and drinks, some warm blankets to cuddle under, a cute set of cutlery and dishes and you’re on your way! You can ask a friend or photographer to capture your special moment, and even make some delicious fall treats with the apples you bring home.

Barton Orchards perfectly captures the beauty of fall in the Hudson Valley with it’s 175-acre orchard. The farm is home to some of the best pick-your-own fields in the area, while also hosting a wide variety of fall activities, such as live music, hay rides and a haunted house! With so many tempting options, you can plan a proposal curated to your bride’s personality. If she prefers privacy and nature, a stroll through the acres of orange and red trees will set a beautiful scene. If your bride-to-be is a kid at heart who loves adventure, book a time to explore the orchard’s treetop adventure course where you can get down on one knee with gorgeous aerial views of the city.

Fall Cabin Getaway

Away from the bustle of the city and surrounded by mountain air and the sound of the Hudson, Upstate New York sets a captivating scene for a romantic fall getaway. An enchanting weekend in your own private cottage is sure to sweep your future bride off her feet.

Bring some spiced cider, light a crackling fire and surprise her with breathtaking fall flowers to create a moment she will cherish forever. This is a great option for couples that want an intimate proposal, while providing the flexibility to hire a photographer for a surprise shoot after the big moment.

Feast with Friends

Our found families can be extremely precious and important to us, and many couples share a large group of inseparable friends. Organize a festive friendsgiving and pull out all of the stops. Everyone will be dressed to impress, leaving you the option to keep the proposal a surprise from the entire group, or just from your true love.

Decorate the dining area to set a cozy and romantic scene, light scentless candles, play quiet music in the background, and make all of her favorite foods! Select a friend to capture the big “yes!” moment and enjoy celebrating this incredible milestone with all of your loved ones.

Picnic Proposal in the Park

Croton Gorge Park is an exceptional option if you’re searching for a scenic, private setting for your fall proposal. This 97-acre park includes a stunning waterfall, picturesque views of the gorge, plenty of picnic spots, and quiet trails to enjoy the changing leaves.

Sitting at the base of the Croton Dam, the park offers impressive views of the dam itself, marking a popular spot for fishing, picnicking, and hiking. An immense bridge spans the Croton River, affording spectacular views of the spillway and surrounding nature. Pack a basket filled with your darling’s favorite fall treats and enjoy the relaxing sights and sounds of nature together.

Romantic Autumn Hike

If you and your special someone love to venture into the great outdoors, consider popping the question on one of the Hudson Valley’s many hiking trails! The Hudson Valley is known for its nature routes, where you can explore breathtaking woodland overlooks, waterfalls and bridges.

These locations are also filled with magnificent brush and trees, which make excellent concealed spots for a photographer to catch your surprise moment. Letting the beauty of your surroundings do most of the work allows you to plan as much or as little for this proposal as you’d like! Try to find a trail that leads up to a captivating clearing for your big moment, or even set up a scene of hanging photos and flower petals a few hours before your hike.

Wilson & Sons - Westchester County’s Proposal Experts

Looking for some guidance on how to make the most of your proposal? Wilson & Sons has a team of experts that can provide insight on the best locations for your autumn proposal, as well the most breathtaking selection of engagement rings in Westchester County. With over 100 years of experience guiding New Yorkers in their proposal decisions, we will happily assist in developing a divine moment for you and your beloved. Stop by our showroom in Scarsdale or make an appointment today!