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Real Event: Perfect Park Proposal

Chelsea Pellegrino


Here at GigMasters, we refer to our members as the “life of the party.” But sometimes, our entertainers find themselves being a part of something even more significant, like this priceless proposal story.

When Rey met Aleta, she was selling books at a local farmers market. He had a feeling she was the one he would spend the rest of his life with. One year later, within the same hour when they first met, Rey knew it was time to make it official. However, simply getting down on one knee wasn't enough for Rey -he wanted to make the moment even more special.

That’s why he used GigMasters to find Chaancé Barnes, a talented jazz singer from New York. “I knew that I wanted a female jazz singer, and Chaancé fit the style I had in mind” said Rey. “ The fact that she is a very talented singer, and was willing to go above and beyond to help make this evening special, convinced me that I had made the right choice.”

Rey asked Chaancé to perform one song: Aleta’s favorite jazz tune “The Nearness of You.” The singer and accompanists were to wait inconspicuously in the same park where Rey and Aleta met, until the couple strolled by.


“The weather was drizzly and perfect,” described Rey, who also shared that he was a “nervous wreck.” As he got down on one knee, Chaancé began to sing, and the magical proposal was a success. If you hadn't already guessed it, Aleta said yes!

When we asked Chaancé about the event, she exclaimed that she loved every moment. “I feel so honored to be a part of such a life changing moment in Rey and his fiances' life." The singer also thanked GigMasters for being a springboard for events like this to happen.

We’re thrilled to have helped a client on such a special day, and wish the newly engaged couple all the best!




If this post has sparked some ideas on how to make your proposal even more spectacular, take a look at some of our jazz singers, acoustic guitarists or even caricaturists in your area. After all, who doesn't love a good love story?