This proposal story is so sweet, I can barely stand it. It all began when the soon-to-be groom emailed photographer Rochelle Cheever of Italy Destination Weddings and with that one little email, a plot to surprise his future wife was set in motion. An excerpt:
“In February 2004 a girl and I stood on the Spanish Steps. A young Italian gentleman approached us and asked me if I’d like to by a rose for my girlfriend. Although I thought the girl beautiful beyond belief she wasn’t my girlfriend and I got really awkward really fast. She sensed this awkwardness and told the young man that we were just siblings.”
It wasn’t long after that fateful meeting that the two became a couple and were well on their way to happily ever after. Seven years later, circa now, August planned a trip back to the famed Spanish Steps of Rome where he would propose to his sweet Perri. This is when Rochelle’s photography services expanded into plotting the big surprise, even enlisting a friend to play the roll of a flower seller on the steps that day.So to the steps the three went and when the woman approached August asking him if he wanted to purchase a rose for his girlfriend, unlike seven years earlier, he obliged. Next thing Perri saw was her beau down on one knee, and, well, the rest is history. Once she said yes, the happy couple then jetted around Rome for photo ops followed by a lovely dinner for two. “We walked back down the Via Vittorio Veneto towards our hotel but didn’t get far. We stopped at one of the first street side restaurants we found and had a glass of celebratory champagne with a fruit platter, later that afternoon we bought supplies and returned for a wonderful picnic in one of the many romantic nooks of the Villa Borghese.”
Talk about a fairytale beginning! Congratulations August and Perri!! May this be the beginning of your happily ever after.August and Perri are getting married in St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Saint Louis, MO on May 27, 2012.
Destination Wedding Photographer: Rochelle Cheever – Rome Weddings Photography