Gabrielle Austen Browne
Meet The Founder

Founded in 2017 by creative entrepreneur and ex-professional dancer, Gabrielle, who wanted to offer a service that was unique and didn’t already exist in the market, a true one stop shop for all things romantic! Enter The Engagement Company, the UK’s only Full Proposal service which includes Engagement Ring advice and sourcing in addition to designing Luxury Marriage Proposals and Romantic Occasions. Her no”nonsense attitude” and creative mind, coupled with her feminine touch and love of old school romance as portrayed in the Golden Age of Hollywood (think Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holiday” with Vespas and ice creams or Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra in “High Society” with Yachts, a Piano and Coupe Champagne glasses!) led her to forming The Engagement Co.

Not wanting just to be another faceless company organising weddings, Gabby wanted to focus and play on her key strengths and passions.

1.Energy, drive and the ability to organise to within an inch of her life!

2.Using her creativity to make spectacular and original proposals

3.Being a source of support for the proposer and making people grin helplessly with pure happiness

Holder of a Masters from Trinity Laban, the Top Dance Conservatoire in Europe, her career as a professional dancer and performer for 15 years has taken her all around the world, including stints living in Tokyo and New York, to performing in Paris and Dubai seeing her rub shoulders with stars such as Beyonce and Jay-Z, Amy Winehouse and David Beckham. And performing at a variety of events and amazing locations ensuring to keep her little black book packed with contacts she made along the way.

When her career as a dancer ended Gabby decided to make use of those skills and networks after discovering a passion for events when she organised her best friend’s wedding, and undertook an Events and Marketing course with the Event Academy, graduating with a Distinction from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Whilst on the course, she managed to convince the lead actor from the Bafta Award winning movie of that year to attend her pitch as part of her final exam as well as securing an Emmy Award winning composer in putting his name to the actual event.

Gabrielle has since moved on to successfully running Corporate Events ranging from Awards Ceremonies, to three course Dinners for hundreds to fully themed Summer and Christmas Parties for companies such as Top 4 Accountancy firm PWC and Creature London, Marketing and Advertising Agency, City Architect firm RSHP and Recruitment Consultancy company Austin Fraser. With her strong and diverse background in events you are in safe hands!

The Engagement Co. work with talented freelancers, from photographers/videographers, florists and balloon designers, to artists, dancers and singers, ensuring only the best quality and standards are adhered to. She is also passionate about supporting other entrepreneurs and women in business.

No matter how simple or complex your proposal idea is, Gabby and The Engagement Co. will ensure it is SPECIAL, UNIQUE, REAL and above all YOURS!

Gabrielle Austen Browne

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