A PROPOSAL IN VENICE!! OMG – YES PLEASE! I’ve known Presley since our undergrad years at Howard University, so when he contacted me in late October about helping to plan his March proposal, I was SO excited!
Most guys that have already popped the “big question” already know that it takes a good amount of planning and effort to make this moment perfect for him and his love. Most of the time, guys want to surprise their girlfriend in a way that she would never have thought of and will never forget. I have been so lucky to be able to help a good number of guys on this special moment ensuring that not only their images look amazing, but that their experience leading up to this big moment will be one that everyone will be talking about for years to come.
When Presley told me that his vision for his proposal was in Venice, Italy, I was beyond ecstatic. However, I knew it was going to take a good amount of research and planning to pull off this destination experience. Presley gifted Miracle (the bride-to-be) the tickets to Venice as a Valentine’s Day gift. Miracle had no clue about Presley’s proposal plans. She was simply excited to be going on a trip to Venice with her amazing boyfriend!
Since neither Presley nor I had visited Venice before, I took to the Internet to do some preliminary research on possible locations for the proposal. Once on-site in Venice, I scoped out a few possible proposal venues in person. As soon as I saw Punta della Dogana, I knew it was the perfect location for Presley’s proposal! The art museum, located in Venice’s old customs building, houses a large collection of Pinault’s work and is absolutely stunning.
To make the occasion even more special, Presley arranged for Miracle’s mother, sister and aunt to fly to Venice to surprise her as well. The day of the proposal could not have been more beautiful. It was a beautifully overcast Venice day, with the gorgeous Punta della Dogana serving as the picturesque background.
Needless to say, Miracle said “YES!” and was completely taken by surprise. Presley’s romantic and thoughtful Venice, Italy proposal truly did sweep her off her feet. The next day, we visited some gorgeous locations in Venice to shoot the couple’s official engagement photos.
This was truly one of the most romantic and thoughtful proposals that I have ever had the honor to be a part of. It was so magical and you could feel the love that this couple had for one another.
Sending all of my love to you, Presley and Miracle!