A Proposal Disguised By A Photo Shoot In Paris!!!
About 3 months ago, the New York City Ballet Press Department told me and Robbie that we had been asked to do a Kenzo photo shoot in Paris immediately following our NYCB tour to Copenhagen. I was beyond excited! So when we finished the Copenhagen tour on April 8th, the two of us deviated from the company the next morning and headed straight to Paris. We arrived at our hotel at around 11:30am and were suppose to meet the “Kenzo people” at 1:30pm for a fitting before the shoot the following day.
Since we had a bit of time to kill before the fitting, Robbie suggested that we freshen up quickly (so we would look presentable for the Kenzo people) and head to the Sacre Coeur, which is his favorite spot. We arrived at the beautiful church and decided to walk to the top of the Dome so we could see the 360 view of Paris that Robbie had told me about. As we started walking up the staircase, I immediately got a little nervous because it started to sprinkle. I was worried my hair and outfit would get wet and I wanted to go to this fitting looking my best. I started giving him a hard time saying “Is there even enough time to do this? We only have 15 more minutes before we have to leave for the fitting and we are getting wet.” He told me “Oh we will be fine,” and I later found out that he was laughing inside as I was asking him all of those questions.
We finally arrived at the top, and because it was a little rainy, the view was foggy. Robbie was bummed and said, “Well, normally you can see the entire city.” He took me around to show me the spot where you can see the Eiffel Tower in the distance and said, “Hey can you come here for a second?” I said, “Oh do you want to take a picture?” He said, “Yea that sounds good.”
So we took the picture and then he looked at me and said, “So Tiler Peck…” and as he said that my eyes widened. He took me by the hand and and got down on his knee. I immediately started tearing. He looked me in the eyes and asked me if I would marry him. I didn’t have to think for a second and through the tears I nodded a yes. I was so happy I couldn’t even speak 🙂
Then the strangest thing happened…the sun started to shine and the 360 view that was once foggy suddenly became completely visible. It was almost as if he had planned for the sun to come out right after he proposed. We could see the entire city and it really was the most beautiful view I had ever seen! He told me that there wasn’t really a photo shoot so we had the entire three days just to enjoy being in Paris together. I was completely surprised! He had planned this entire fake “photo shoot” and had the NYCB Press Department in on it. Katharina Plumb, head of the Press Dept. had written me numerous emails with fitting and shoot details. They totally tricked me! I never could have imagined a more romantic way to get engaged and I couldn’t he happier to be Robbie’s fiancé.