It’s Valentine’s day today so I thought to post something really romantic – Melania and Giuseppe Napoleone’s engagement photo shooting in Gaeta.
A beach engagement in the colours of pink, purple and white…surrouned by the quite Thyrrenian sea.
If the question you have in mind is the same I had when I saw these photos the answer is YES
This is a real couple who wanted to have an engagement photo shooting just before their wedding (after being together for 5 years). They are Italian (from Gaeta) but they now live in London.
Last week has been full of things to do! Wedding venues visits in Venice with a lovely British couple, a menu taste with creative French bride and groom to be, meeting with actors we will tell you shortly about… My week-end was too short so I could recover…
I like the idea today to share with you a poem of well-known Italian poetry writer Erri De Luca, Considero Valore, I See Value, that I find fresh, sunny, and perfectly adapted with a summer symbolic Italian wedding ceremony that would take place in the Venice countryside in some old vintage, British style villa…
In every form of life I see value,
the snow, a strawberry, a fly,
I see value in the mineral kingdom,
the assembly of the stars,
I see value in wine as long as the meal lasts,
an inadvertant smile,
the weariness of he who has not been spared,
two old people who love each other,
I see value in what will not be worth anything tomorrow and today is still worth little,
I see value in all of the wounds
I see value in saving water,
repairing a pair of shoes,
to silence in time,
to rush to a scream,
to ask before sitting,
to be thankful without recalling for what,
I see value in the wanderer’s voyage,
the nun’s convent,
the prisoner’s patience, whoever’s the fault may be,
Do you know what day is tomorrow? Of course you do, it’s the 29th of February! What you might not know is that on a leap year girls are “allowed” to propose marriage to their lovers! What a great tradition!
So for today I thought to give you some inspiration with a really cool engagement photo shoot which took place in Friuli, the regione where I leave…take notes, it might be the next thing you’ll arrange after your proposal tomorrow…;-)
Sweet, isn’t it? This is Giada and Davide’s dog (one of the two) who took part in the shooting…adorable!
Giada didn’t proposed marriage to Davide (it wasn’t a leap year!), but the way he asked her to get married was quite unusual and deserves a mention!
Giada told us that “Davide organised a tresure hunt which ended with a special day in a fab chateaux. I was pleasantly surprised because it wasn’t on our short term plans!”
Hey girls, keep tuned, we will post some nice pics from Giada and Davide’s wedding soon!
– a few glasses of Franciacorta wine (don’t remember how many)
– a strawberry and cream cocktail at the Small pub (an old osteria turnet into a cocktail bar…lovely!)
– a few scratches from my old little Susy (yes, I know…she looks so sweet but she is a little pest!)
– not sure how many hours of chats with my lovely girlfriends…main topic of last night was: how did you get your engagement ring? OMG, I heart the most romantic and ilarious stories…Silvia’s boyfriend recorded a video announcing a week end in Monaco where he gave her the ring in front of a pint…Lara got it in the kitchen, Sylvie found it under her pillow (after a 10 year engagement!)…and me?! I was looking at the ceiling thinking what to say. Silence.
The plan aimed to focus on gentle subliminal messages failed a while ago, so now I’ve started working on a straightforward strategy – hey darling, why don’t we stop and look at that window so I will show you which ring I really like.
No positive results so far. Last January was my birthday and I thought it would have been the perfect event for an engagment ring…nothing…he arrived with a photography mag subscription!
How does your ring look like and how did you get it?
I have to admit I’m not that fun of Valentine’s Day. Actually, I prefer to celebrate this day with something romantic but unusual…so no table for two with candels for me please…better a night out at bingo? Well…not my type of thing, but I found this bingo themed engagement shot simply marvellous!
I love the little details Cinzia took in this engagement photo shot (we love her photos!)…the bingo tables with the couple’s names and wedding date, the little Italian coffe cups and the black board…
Francesco and Cinzia will get married next week end and I’m soo curious to see some pics of their wedding…keep tuned!
Summer is over, I can already feel some kind of nostalgia in the air… and winter is going to be sooo long before the sun is back again… But I’ve just come across Patrizia and Luigi’s engagement pictures in Sardinia which almost make me smell the sea and fell the sand in my hands…nice memories of the summer!
I’m so happy about this pics because we eventually managed to find an Italian engagement section after Melaina and Patrick’s engagement which we posted a few months ago! Engagement sections are not so popular in Italy or, I must say, they haven’t be so popular so far. So I hope we will have more like these ones…I found the pics lovely and quite different from the tradional American style we are used to.
So, simply enjoy and thank you Mauro!
The sand made heart designed between Patrizia and Luigi is sooo romantic… A simple, natural and lovely couple greatly captured by Mauro’s expert eye…
Pictures courtesy of Mauronster Location: Is Arrutas, Cabras, Sardinia
They are not very popular in Italy, but I think engagement photo shots are a really lovely idea!
That’s way I asked Melaina if I could post some pictures of her engagement with Patrick and I was so happy when she said “yes”!
These pictures were taken in Victoria (Canada) and I think they are great! I love the idea of the playground for a photo shot and I also like the different kind of colour tones the photographer played with.
Yes, I’ve been with Mr B for three years and I’ve got no ring yet, not even a tiny little silver ring!
I’m not that fond of rings to be honest, but I wouldn’t mind to receive one from Mr B.
I think it would be just fair, wouldn’t it?!
Unfortunately Mr B is one of those unconventional types who don’t believe in the importance of rings. So, if my strategy of showing a complete indifference upon this subject has failed, I have came up with a plan B.
Yesterday I helped Mr B packing for his new business travel – like an authentic devoted girlfriend – but I put some extra stuff in the luggage by mistake…what a naughty girl!!!
A few pics which I printed off the computer and hided among his well ironed shirts and CK knickers.
Guess what’s the subject?
What do you think?
I would like to see his face when he opens his luggage looking for a pair of socks and he will find these little presents!
I hope he likes them because I spent a quite long time choosing the right pics and rings…at least I want to give him the right inspiration and these pics taken in the Italian countryside are gorgeous!
I’d love Mr B sliping a ring on a Prosecco cork or hanging it on a vineyard plant.