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

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Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.

140 Comments

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

  2. 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

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

  4. Leslie-Anne Reply

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

  5. 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

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

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

  8. 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

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

  10. 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?

  11. Congratulations to you both!!! 🙂 So romantic and it sounds like he chose the perfect spot! 🙂

  12. 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

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

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

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

  16. 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!

  17. 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…:-)

  18. 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!

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

  20. 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

  21. keith at mini moderns Reply

    Congratulations to you and Tobes! what great news

  22. 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!

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. Fiona Humberstone Reply

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

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

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. What a fantastic news! Congratulations! 🙂

    I wish you a lifetime of happiness together.

    Hugs from Hungary,
    Noemi

  31. 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!!!!!

  32. 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!

  33. 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!

  34. Karl Stedman Reply

    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!

  35. karen barlow Reply

    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

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

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

  38. Hooray for love and hooray for Paris! Congratulations Will!!! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness together 🙂

  39. 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!

  40. James leland day Reply

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

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

  42. Preciously Me Reply

    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!

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

  44. 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

  45. 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

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

  47. 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

  48. 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

  49. 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

  50. 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

  51. 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!

  52. 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!)

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

  54. that photo is the sweetest – the two of you really radiate happiness 🙂 congratulations!!

  55. MAggie frEdricks Reply

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

  56. 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 …

  57. Abbey@gild&grace Reply

    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

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

  59. 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

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Hey, I'm Will

Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.