BRIGHT.LIFE

Something magical happened in Paris…

After almost seven years together my soul mate asked me to spend the rest of my life with him as we looked over the sparkling Parisian rooftops from the top of the Pompidou Centre. It was the most special moment I’ve ever shared with someone and a memory I will cherish forever. I’m so grateful to have been blessed with the opportunity to navigate life’s adventures, both good and bad, hand in hand with the love of my life.

// Photography by Will Taylor and Lindsey Tramuta | Tape strips by Pugly Pixel

140 Comments

  • Reply Liz December 17, 2012 at 11:09 am

    AHHHHH!!!! OH MY GOSH, that is amazing news! Huge congrats to you both – here’s to a life full of love and happiness :) Cheers!

  • Reply Rebecca Portsmouth December 17, 2012 at 11:10 am

    The hugest congratulations! That’s wonderful news :)

  • Reply Judith December 17, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Toutes mes félicitations Will!

  • Reply WeHeartHome December 17, 2012 at 11:15 am

    CONGRATS!!!!!!! How romantic, in Paris and everything! Wishing you both all the best and loads of happiness together on this new journey :)

    Xx. Holly & Trisha

  • Reply Amy - pride of place December 17, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Congratulations to you both – that’s fantastic news :-)

  • Reply Gabrielle Treanor December 17, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Aw, yay, what happy news! Congratulations to you both, your wedding is going to be so darn stylish and gorgeous! xx

  • Reply Lindsey December 17, 2012 at 11:32 am

    woot woot!! so thrilled I could share the excitement with you guys just after – you’re brilliant together. Enjoy this journey!

  • Reply Leslie-Anne December 17, 2012 at 11:38 am

    This post brought tears to my eyes. Last week the world seemed very dark , but light will always shine through. Congratulations to you both.

  • Reply Elli @studio34e December 17, 2012 at 11:40 am

    WOW!!! Congratulations Will! What news!!!! I wish to you the best!!!
    Have fun in Paris!!!!
    <3

  • Reply Claire December 17, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Long-time lurker, first-time poster – but just had to write to say congratulations! Lovely news, it will make your Christmas even more special x

  • Reply ruth December 17, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    How wonderful, congratulations!!!

  • Reply William H December 17, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Will, this is such great news. The best holiday gift, ever. Please keep us updated. Send along my well wishes to the other half.

  • Reply Marcy December 17, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Will, congratulations! What an exciting, special event. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness together.

  • Reply Sundeep @ Designwali December 17, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Congratulations on such fabulous news!

  • Reply Yvonne @ Yvestown December 17, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Ooooooooooh and you think this is the most special moment, phone me and tell me how you felt when he said YES I DO!!! OMG I cried so loud LOL. I’m so happy for you both and congratulate you many many times. xox Y

  • Reply Dawn December 17, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Don’t usually leave comments on blogs… but how great to read such a lovely piece of news! Many, many congratulations.

  • Reply Sian December 17, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Congratulations! It sounds like a perfect moment.

  • Reply Anna December 17, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!! So happy for you guys. EEEEK. A Bright wedding! SO excited to see your wedding posts. There’s going to be wedding posts right. RIGHT?

  • Reply susan December 17, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Oh Will, such happy happy news!! Congratulations!! xo

  • Reply Eva December 17, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Congratulations to you both!!! :-) So romantic and it sounds like he chose the perfect spot! :-)

  • Reply Thirza December 17, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Happy days! Congratulations! And in Paris and all! Swoon…

  • Reply Redlilocks {Swoon Worthy} December 17, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    A million congratulations to you both! Oh I do love a good romantic story me… Yay!!

    Purely selfishly, I must admit that man I am SO LOOKING FORWARD to seeing what you come up with for your wedding! Ack! *brain explodes with anticipation* xxx

  • Reply mary @ B&Gjournals December 17, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    oh the biggest of congrats to you!!! so thrilled for you both.

  • Reply Julie GALLAGHER December 17, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Huge congrats! What an exciting time for you both!

  • Reply Libby December 17, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Congratulations Will!! Wish you both all the happiness in the world!

  • Reply Helen December 17, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Huge congratulations Will. What lovely news! I hope you both have a wonderful Christmas. x

  • Reply tim@designmaze December 17, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    OMG!! Congratulations MR W + T!! Paris and proposal … what a perfect spot to “YES”. xoxoxo

  • Reply Loulou in France December 17, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    What fantastic news and what a perfect place to celebrate such a wonderful moment! My most sincere congratulations to you both. Santé!!!

  • Reply maureen stevens December 17, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    so happy for you and how romantic…in Paris! Wishing you both all the best!

  • Reply James Balston December 17, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    How romantic, many congratulations! I’m sure you have a very bright future together ;) xxx

  • Reply Ingrid December 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Wow! Congrats! All the best to both of you, and merry christmas!
    Love Ingrid

  • Reply Worldwidewade December 17, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Ahh Pariee ! Congratulations :-)

  • Reply mina December 17, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Congratulations!! xo

  • Reply Chiara December 17, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    congrats!!!

  • Reply rachael December 17, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    so happy for you, will! congratulations!

  • Reply Charley December 17, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Aw, Paris is the perfect place to say ‘yes’! Congratulations to you both, stay in that wonderful loved-up bubble for as long as you can!

  • Reply Natalie Canning December 17, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Congratulations! Well that’s Paris for you! Enjoy :)

  • Reply Tonia December 17, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    They say that things happen in Paris!! Congratulations!!!!!

  • Reply Down and out Chic December 17, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    How could you ever forget a moment like that?! Amazing! Huge congrats to you both.

  • Reply kate December 17, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS to you both!!!!!

  • Reply katy December 17, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    A-mazing and wonderful news. Congratulations!!

  • Reply Igor December 17, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Congrats Will & Tobes!! I am so happy for both of you – you are one great couple. Oh, and well I am pretty happy all this happened in Paris…well you know why…:-)

  • Reply sara @ literarylima December 17, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Awe, that’s wonderful! What an amazing and thoughtful way to propose, you’re a lucky guy! :)

  • Reply Ferren December 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Soooooo glad for you! He’s such a sweetheart! Congrats xx

  • Reply Heather @ Beyond the Aisle December 17, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    It’s probably a good thing Mr. Q had already left for work when I clicked the link from your Facebook, because I squealed really, really loudly when I saw your news. Congratulations, Will – so, so excited for you!

  • Reply Jennifer chong December 17, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Such amazing and exciting news, congrats to you and Tobes!

  • Reply Daniella December 17, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Congrats!!! How exciting! :)

  • Reply Hege December 17, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Congrats!!! Really happy for you both! hx

  • Reply Louise December 17, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Félicitations à vous deux ! How romantic, Paris, Christmas and a proposal <3

  • Reply Julie December 17, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Many, many congratulations! X

  • Reply MIKKY December 17, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Congrats, congrats! Now that is romantic being proposed to in Paris. Mr.Bazaar you will have to celebrate each anniversary there! Now I can just imagine all the amazing details you will put into your wedding celebrations.
    New adventures ahead, new fab blog design, what a way to end the year!
    Congrats.
    :)
    mikky
    http://www.todaloos.com

  • Reply Et tu, tutu? December 17, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Congratulations! That’s so very exciting and I wish you two every happiness!

    -Lindsey

  • Reply keith at mini moderns December 17, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Congratulations to you and Tobes! what great news

  • Reply Justina December 17, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    2012 has truly been an amazing year, yes? I am so so so happy for you two. My heart is swollen. Can’t wait to see you wedding plans! Sweet hugs to you both, my friend! eeeep!

  • Reply Eleanor December 17, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Wow, what wonderful news! So happy for both of you! A Parisian proposal, how romantic!

  • Reply Milynn {love and whimsy} December 17, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    How romantic!! I am so happy for you both! Magical indeed :)

  • Reply Amalie December 17, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Congrats you 2 – wonderful news!

    Held og lykke – Good luck,

    Amalie

  • Reply tina @colourliving December 17, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Wow! The very best to both of you!

    Magical news indeed! And in Paris! And a photo taken outside Merci! And Tobi! And and and…

    I’m thrilled for you both x

  • Reply Stacey @ The design sheppard December 17, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    This is the stuff dreams are made of Will! Many congratulations to you both! What better place for a proposal than Paris, the most romantic city in the world! And what a way to finish the year! Now to start planning the wedding!! Eeeeek, how exciting!! x

  • Reply Scout's HONOR Co. December 17, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Will!!!! Congratulations!!! Such amazing news! I am so happy for you. I love your sentiments about navigating the good and bad in life, together as a team. I wish you both many adventures and all the happiness in the world. He’s a lucky guy :) xoxo AB

  • Reply Fiona Humberstone December 17, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Wow! How fabulous. So excited for you both and looking forward to lots of colourful wedding inspired posts x

  • Reply Lana December 17, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Oh that’s fantastic, Will! Congrats to both of you and thanks for sharing your exciting news with us xx

  • Reply Vanessa@Decor Happy December 17, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Congrats Will! Can’t wait to see your wedding plans unfold!

  • Reply STYLIZIMO December 17, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Oh, I´m so happy for you guys! Congratulations to your both. Paris is the perfect city to get engage :)

    Enjoy!

    Love your new blog design btw. I haven´t had the change to tell you sooner, but I really really like it. I need to do something with mine as well some day soon.

    xoxo
    Nina

  • Reply Rowena @ rolala loves December 17, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    How wonderfully romantic! Congratulations to you both! Much love & happiness now and always!

  • Reply Marisa December 17, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH! That is incredibly romantic, and a very touching message. Wishing you much happiness as you embark on your new adventures together.
    xxM

  • Reply Noemi December 17, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    What a fantastic news! Congratulations! :)

    I wish you a lifetime of happiness together.

    Hugs from Hungary,
    Noemi

  • Reply Maria @ Scandi Home December 17, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Congratulations! Exciting times!! xx

  • Reply Tracey December 17, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Holy smokes!!!!! I am so happy for you both. You are such a fabulous couple and it couldn’t have happened in a more beautiful city. Now, giddy up, go into Merci and buy me something!!!!!

  • Reply latteLisa December 17, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    This is hands-down the most wonderful blog post I have read all day! My heartfelt gratulations to the both of you. I am sure you have a beautiful life ahead of you.

    I have to add that your guy sure has style, proposing in Paris! Love it. And I love seeing you both there with the cute red Merci car. I miss Paris!

  • Reply Kat December 17, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Woo! That’s such wonderful news Will. I am so pleased for you both x x x

  • Reply claudia December 17, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    My sincerest congratulations to you, Will! I wish you many years of love and happiness together. May you always remember this wonderful time in your life… enjoy it!

  • Reply lydia {eve rours December 17, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    sending you a massive load of congratulations, will!! *throws confetti*

  • Reply Holly December 17, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Congratulations!! That’s so exciting! :)

  • Reply Gloria December 17, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    I can’t think of a more romantic way to get engaged! Congrats, you two lovebirds!

  • Reply JT December 17, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Congratulations Will, so happy for you two <3

  • Reply Karl Stedman December 17, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Love your blog
    Congratulations to both of you.
    Proposing in Paris, how romantic, not a bad early Christmas present.
    Enjoy arranging the big day,believe me it really is worth all the work. It was the best of days for us!

  • Reply karen barlow December 17, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    That is amazing news and so romantic in the city of love!! My better half Mr B proposed to me 23 years ago in Paris and we have now been married for 22 years, with 2 wonderful kids and are still soul mates. I wish you both so much happiness and can’t wait to read all about your wedding plans on the blog xx

  • Reply Nicolas December 17, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Félicitation à vous deux, c’est vraiment un moment très touchant. :) / Congratulations to both of you, it is really a very touching moment. :)

  • Reply Rachie December 17, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    It’s just so exciting!!!!! :-)

  • Reply A Cat From London December 17, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Congratulations! Wish you a happy, long, healty life together! All the best to you two!

  • Reply Oscar December 17, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Muchas felicidades. Congratulations.

  • Reply Lily December 18, 2012 at 12:12 am

    Congrats, Will!! How exciting.

  • Reply Laura Trevey December 18, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Well, a HUGE Congratulations to you both ~ very exciting news this holiday!!

  • Reply Margo December 18, 2012 at 1:46 am

    Congratulations to you both.

  • Reply Pam Gardner December 18, 2012 at 1:50 am

    Happy for you!

  • Reply elisa December 18, 2012 at 2:08 am

    congratulations dear sirs! how wonderful.

  • Reply Dina December 18, 2012 at 2:42 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! So happy for you!!!! Wish you both ALL the happiness in the world!!

  • Reply Jee | Oh, How Civilized December 18, 2012 at 4:23 am

    Whoo Hoo!!! Congrats!!

  • Reply Jenni December 18, 2012 at 4:44 am

    Best best best!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Andi December 18, 2012 at 5:02 am

    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Savvy in San Francisco December 18, 2012 at 5:08 am

    Congratulations Will! I got engaged in Paris too! It’s truly a magical place!

  • Reply Lily December 18, 2012 at 5:57 am

    Hooray for love and hooray for Paris! Congratulations Will!!! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness together :)

  • Reply Uncle Beefy December 18, 2012 at 6:00 am

    Mister… if only all caps could be even bigger… CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! And a proposal in Paris? Boy knows how to do it right! Big hugs and best to you both! Cheers!

  • Reply Erin | holtwoodhipster December 18, 2012 at 6:14 am

    Wishing you every happiness! It is a magical time indeed… enjoy every minute of this Will!

  • Reply James leland day December 18, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Wow! Congrats!!! How exciting. So happy for you both. Best of wishes.

  • Reply Heather December 18, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Ah, congratulations. So pleased for you. It will be such an adventure and it sounds like you have found a real gem. xxx

  • Reply Preciously Me December 18, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Congratulations Will!!! Paris is the perfect romantic city to live a special moment like this one, you’re so lucky! I wish you so much love and happiness!

  • Reply Mr yen December 18, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you both! ^_^

  • Reply rachel {little bits of lovely} December 18, 2012 at 10:45 am

    So many congratulations to you Will! You both look so blissfully happy :) How incredibly romantic that you got engaged in such a beautiful city as Paris! Enjoy every minute xx

  • Reply hollie@miafleur December 18, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Wow! Congratulations Will, that’s amazing news! Such a beautiful and romantic setting too. Happy Christmas to both of you! x

  • Reply Louise R December 18, 2012 at 11:30 am

    What lovely news just before Christmas, I bet you were rendered speechless!? …maybe not…!!!!! Congratulations to you both. And in Paris too!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply FunkySteph December 18, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Oh Will!!!! What a wonderful event!!! Congratulations and wishing both of you all the best! Take Care.

  • Reply CaTi December 18, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Yayness! Congratulations!!

  • Reply Toni @ Skandivis December 18, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    I’ve been madly busy with my shop and have just surfaced only to discover that I have missed this very special announcement ! You look gorgeous together (just knew he would be good looking) and I wish you all possible happiness together xx

  • Reply Anya December 18, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    OH Will I am sooo happy for you both – how amazing to have your whole life ahead with someone you love so. Congrats to you both, and congrats on a perfect location to pop the question :)) Happy day x

  • Reply DeNise December 18, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Congrats! Getting engaged & shopping at Merci, what a perfect day.

  • Reply teresa December 18, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Will!!!! Congrats!!!
    So thrilled for you both!

  • Reply Ana December 18, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Congratulations to you both! What a romantic news! :)

  • Reply Becca December 18, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Congratulations!! It’s so nice to hear such wonderful news.

  • Reply Maia McDonald December 18, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Congrats!! That’s so exciting :)

  • Reply Meghan @ Wishful Thinking December 18, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    OH WILL! Such fabulous news! Congrats to you both! You honestly couldn’t get anything more perfect than an engagement in Paris! I know I am not the only one to mention it, but I am crossing fingers and toes that you will share your Bright wedding right here! x

  • Reply caroline @trend-daily December 19, 2012 at 12:21 am

    OMG-How did I miss this-SO SORRY Will! The last to hear and comment. Really wonderful news-huge congratulations-what a wonderful time to celebrate. Lots of love and hugs caroline :-) xx

  • Reply Amanda (wit and whistle) December 19, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Congrats!! I can’t wait to see your inevitable wedding planning posts! :)

  • Reply Stacey December 19, 2012 at 1:42 am

    I don’t get to do things when I want to anymore with my two demanding kiddos! I wanted to congratulate you both since I saw ithe wonderful news on fb. I’m so, so very thrilled for you Will! So freaking exciting! XX

  • Reply Joanne December 19, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Congratulations, beautiful news!

  • Reply Eleni | my paradissi December 19, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Hey Will! That’s great news =)
    Congrats dear, I wish you all the happiness in the world!!! xoxo

  • Reply Laura Bear December 19, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    YEA! Congratulations! What a very special holiday this will be for you both. And What a great pic. Cheers to a long and healthy life together. xo

  • Reply valentinabal December 19, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Your news gave me a sweet smile, congratulations!
    wish you 10 times at least much more together ;) and happy hollydays. I love the expression soulmate and allthough i like more the traditional affairs between men and women, i find it quite reasonable two souls to be close because they complete eachother and not beacause it’s fashionable. I wish you all the best!

  • Reply Audrey - This Little Street December 20, 2012 at 12:32 am

    WILL!!!!!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Congrats, so so happy for the both of you :) :) :) Now your holidays got that much merrier, eh? Best news!

  • Reply kayla @ exquisite banana December 20, 2012 at 1:08 am

    This news made me smile so big. I cannot express how thrilled I am for you, my sweet friend! You deserve all the love and happiness in the world. (This also only further confirms my knowing that’d we’d all get along swimmingly in real life–both of our romantic other halves proposed in Paris. Wuddup!)

  • Reply Fabiana December 20, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Congratulations!! You deserve the best things in this world!! :)

  • Reply Allywan December 20, 2012 at 11:54 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Wishing you years of love and happiness.

  • Reply Anchor Cottage December 20, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Congratulations on your magical love!!!

  • Reply Janine December 20, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Just plain awesome!

  • Reply joyce acosta December 21, 2012 at 1:50 am

    What a fabulous couple! Congratulations and best wishes!

  • Reply Susan December 21, 2012 at 2:54 am

    Congratulations ! What wonderful news.Wishing you love,laughter and good health……

  • Reply libby December 21, 2012 at 4:19 am

    that photo is the sweetest – the two of you really radiate happiness :) congratulations!!

  • Reply MAggie frEdricks December 21, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    I wish you a beautiful and colorful lifetime together! Congratulations!

  • Reply chelsea December 21, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    I am so happy for you!!!! Congratulations!

  • Reply lYSANN December 21, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Huge congrats to you both!!
    Wish you the most wonderful and happiest time together!
    And Paris is definitly one the most perfect spots ever to got engaged! How exciting …

  • Reply Abbey@gild&grace December 22, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Having been wrapped up in pre christmas madness, im a little late in responding to this great news! Huge congrats to you Will! It’s such a wonderful time in life so enjoy every moment :)

    Abbey x

  • Reply Danielle December 22, 2012 at 5:22 am

    SO happy for you, Will. Congrats to the both of you! xoxoxo

  • Reply Martin December 26, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Congratulations! :) xxx

  • Reply anonymous December 29, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I just saw the post! Many many wishes for both of you from Greece!

  • Reply Shane January 1, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    MAZEL TOV! and what an awesome engagement!

  • Reply Natascha January 3, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Just read the news! Congratulations! How wonderful! Wish you both worlds of happiness together.

    Hoping to see you in Stockholm in february.

    Greetings from Holland,

    Natascha xoxo

  • Reply Colleen January 4, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Congratulations! That is amazing! What a beautiful place to get engaged!

  • Reply Riell January 6, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Congratulations! Wish you all the bests!

  • Reply Jan January 21, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Congratulations! Much love and happiness from the other side of the pond.

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