GF and I are taking a trip to the Caribbean and I'm planning to propose. I have two ideas in mind and would appreciate everyone's feedback with deciding between the two.
Quick Backstory: When we go on vacation I usually always have a GoPro or camera filming various things and taking pictures. I enjoy making videos and photos of our trips so my GF is pretty used to me shoving a camera in her face. I also work closely with drones for work so that's nothing out of the ordinary either.
Scenario 1: I've had this idea in my head for a long time and it's one of the specific reasons I planned this trip. It's really clear in my head buy may be hard to accurately describe here so bear with me. I picture us on a small island/sand bar. My excuse is that we go there to do some snorkeling but really its mainly for the proposal. On the sand bar I wanted to take some pics/video of us running around, hugging, kissing, laughing, stupid stuff. So with a strategically placed GoPro on the ground and the drone flying in the air I would get down on one knee and pop the question.
Pros: I like this idea because it would be secluded and a private event with just us and also that it would capture her candid reaction both from the ground near the GoPro and from a side profile in the air. Then I can have the drone setup to pan out so it creates a really nice image of us on the beach with pretty blue water all around.
Cons: I recently started to wonder if she won't like the fact that the pic/video will probably be of us in swimsuits, maybe with wet hair, etc. She definitely doesn't have anything to be ashamed about in a swimsuit but tends to be self conscious like most girls.
Scenario 2: I imagine this is pretty standard but my second option is doing it at a nice dinner. It would probably be easy to have the hotel setup a nice private dinner for us. With this option I would coordinate either with a local photographer or one through the hotel to come by our table towards the end of dinner. The photographer would be in on it of course and just offer to take our picture (pretty normal at vacation spots). We would take a couple cute pictures at the table and then that's when I would get on one knee and do the proposal.
Pros: We would be nicely dressed (hair and makeup) so the pictures may be better for sharing/framing. Hopefully they would also be better quality than the GoPro/Drone.
Cons: It would probably just be pictures and not an actual video of her reaction. It's not as private and not as unique/original. Also she would be seeing the ring at nighttime vs. daytime if that matters?
So I guess my question to the ladies is which one sounds better to you? Aside from after the initial proposal and sharing it with friends/family, do those pictures usually get framed and spot around the house or not really? Am I making this a bigger deal than it needs to be?
Sorry for the super long post! Any other tips or comments are welcome and thank you in advance!!