How It All Happened…
We’ve established that Florence is my favorite city. In the world. To date. Especially Piazzale Michelangelo where you can’t beat the view of this amazing city, and the sunsets are out of a dream. This is mostly because Zainab and I came across an International Gelato Festival while visiting last spring (you ever tried to sample over 24 different gelato flavors and vote for ONE? Because its difficult!), and we walked aimlessly around between tastings taking in the live music on the steps, the view from the top of the piazzale, and sitting at the feet of the “fake” David.
Imagine my surprise when Sean and I were here early on a Sunday morning, and he asked me to marry him.
… see that ring up there? I said “Yes!”
While most love stories we create our wildest dreams from are magical and perfect, that is not exactly how my life is set up. I knew we were taking photos that morning, and meeting the photographer at 6:30 am. I wasn’t expecting what came after.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
I’m pretty sure when Sean got down on one knee, I assumed he was tying his shoe and I snapped at him to pay attention because our photographer, Maria, was giving us instructions. Even if I’d known this was happening, I never expected it to happen so soon into the shoot beginning! We’d only been taking photos for like 5 minutes and she’d just asked a group of drunk people if they’d move off the stairs behind us so they wouldn’t be in the shot, and then we get in place and BAM! I’m snapping at Sean, he’s giving me the sweetest speech, I’m crying, Maria is smiling, the drunk girls are crying, the drunk guy is cheering, and Sean is grinning like a little kid!
I’m basically a big baby, as shown.
Let the Fun Begin!
Once the emotions and nerves settled a bit, we continued to take some fun shots around the piazza before all the crowds made their way up!
More Proposal Photos
Best Day Ever!
I’ll never forget this day. And it’s so exciting to plan our life moving forward! Sean chose a beautiful rose gold pave setting, and it’s absolutely perfect!
Tell me all about your memorable proposal in the comments! I want to hear all about it!!!