I met this lovely couple on my trip to Paris. In fact I had actually ‘virtually’ met the bride through the magic of Twitter. She had shared with me that she had high suspicions that her boyfriend would propose in Paris and thought it would be incredible to capture the magic of Paris should the question be popped. We had made a pack that should her suspicions in fact be correct that she would text me and we would meet the morning after the proposal. Just as predicted on the night of the 28th of August, I received her very excited message announcing that she was in fact engaged.
I met Tim and Letizia at the Trocadero in Paris bright and early the next day at 7am. It was a chilly Parisian day but the sun was shining and the Eiffel Tower still twinkled in the morning sunrise. As we strolled through Paris and shot some pictures they shared their proposal story. I think I was the first person to hear their proposal story in person!!! It was a very sweet and thoughtful proposal. Letizia’s birthday had been a few weeks before their Parisian trip and as one of her gifts Tim had given her a padlock with their names engraved. They had agreed to lock the padlock on Letizia’s favorite Parisian bridge, the Pont Des Arts (as seen in last episode of Sex and the City), on the night of their Seine dinner cruise. That evening Tim and Letizia strolled on the bridge and Tim asked her to pick the spot. Once the spot was chose, Tim bent down on his knee and attached the lock as Letizia happily and unknowingly snapped away pictures. As the lock clicked shut, Tim turned to Letizia and said, “Since I’m down here…” and proceeded to pull out a beautiful diamond engagement ring from his jacket pocket. And she said ‘YES!!!”
It was so special to be a part of such a lovely engagement. Congrats to them! And the pictures look amazing….sweet!!!!
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