Typically, the first thing someone does when they hear a couple is engaged – besides looking at the ring – is inquire, “how did [they] ask?” Whether it’s thanks to movies or fairytales, we’ve come to expect that there must be some epic or ultra-romantic proposal story.

The “Let Them Eat Cake,” team has heard everything from simple proposals over takeout on the couch with their favorite pet to a husband-to-be picking out the perfect outfit for his future wife, while booking a day of pampering and a rose-petal strewn ask in front of the St. Louis Cathedral.

Now, we want to know your epic proposal story. Together with the Higgins Hotel, Curio by Hilton at the National WWII Museum, we launched the How They Asked! Best Proposal Story Contest.

Today through Sept. 13, in celebration of COOLinary New Orleans, in which the Higgins’ Rosie’s on the Roof is a participant, we are looking for the best proposal stories. Ten lucky couples will win a one-night stay at the Higgins Hotel, which is in the center of New Orleans and perfect for a staycation in the city.

Once the best proposal stories are submitted and the 10 couples are picked, the top eight stories will be entered into a bracket competition for even more fun and prizes. The winner of the bracket competition will win (in addition to the one-night stay at the Higgins) a subscription bundle of New Orleans Bride MagazineNew Orleans MagazineNew Orleans Homes & Lifestyles and St. Charles Avenue; tickets to our next bridal show; and a spotlight, highlighting the proposal story, on the “Let Them Eat Cake” blog.


The Higgins Hotel is not only close to one of the top-rated museums in the country, but also a short walk, streetcar or ride to local restaurants and things to do around the city and beyond. We could all use a good, relaxing staycation and this just might be the best one yet.


Enter the competition below.