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Love Blossoms Under The Cherry Blossom: Huan and Akiyo's Surprise Proposal
01 Apr 2019STORIESBY SweetEscape

Cherry blossom season in Japan is always special for many people. Doing hanami (Cherry blossom viewing) in popular spots such as Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, or even places outside Japan such as Seoul, Taichung, or Paris becomes one of the top entries of everyone's bucket lists. However, we think that this year's cherry blossom season becomes a lot more special for Malaysian jewelry designer Huan Ooi! About one month before their recent Hanami trip to Tokyo, Huan contacted SweetEscape to plan a romantic surprise proposal to his girlfriend, Baby Akiyo.

by Bramantya for SweetEscape in Tokyo

Huan wanted to pop the question in a special way, so he decided to take the extra mile. Being a jeweller, Huan decided to design the proposal ring himself instead of getting one from a shop, making it all-the-more special.

by Bramantya for SweetEscape in Tokyo
by Bramantya for SweetEscape in Tokyo

To capture the moment, Huan's friends recommended SweetEscape, so he decided to follow their advise and contacted us. For over a month, Huan went back and forth with our Tokyo photographer Bram to iron out the details, making sure that everything would turn out perfect when the special day comes. As the big day fastly approaches, Huan became more and more nervous and anxious, but as he had planned it perfectly, he had nothing to worry about.

Finally, on March 28th, 2019 under the sakura tree, as the unsuspecting Akiyo was recording her vlog under the beautiful sakura trees, Huan approached her, took out the beautifully wrapped custom-made ring, bent his knee, and asked the big question...

by Bramantya for SweetEscape in Tokyo
by Bramantya for SweetEscape in Tokyo

And she said yes!

by Bramantya for SweetEscape in Tokyo
by Bramantya for SweetEscape in Tokyo

Congratulations Huan and Akiyo! We're always delighted to capture such beautiful moments!

by Bramantya for SweetEscape in Tokyo
by Bramantya for SweetEscape in Tokyo

Make your proposal memorable with SweetEscape! We connect you to more than 2000 photographers in 400+ cities around the world, so wherever you want to plan your romantic proposal, we'll be there to capture the moment! Use the code FIRSTESCAPE on your first SweetEscape booking to get USD50 off and let's #MakeLifeMemorable!