- Posted on Thursday, 14 February 2019
Singapore wedding photographer Annabel of Annabel Law Productions was in for a huge surprise when her beau Tommy popped the big question while they were travelling through Italy, with stops in Venice, Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre and Milan.
As the couple admired a gorgeous sunset overlooking the city of Florence, Italy, Annabel was overcome with emotion as Tommy went down on one knee in front of a crowd of fellow tourists, who cheered and clapped as he slipped a stunning custom-made sapphire ring on her finger. Most of their photos were taken on an iPhone with a self-timer, and their marriage proposal photos were captured by helpful tourists.
A word from Annabel:
“The proposal took place at Piazzale Michelangelo at the peak of Florence overseeing the beautiful skyline. As sunset was approaching we drove up to the hill and watched the sunset with beautiful music by a busker nearby.
Like many tourists, we approached a Brazilian couple to help us take photos. Tommy kept insisting that the couple had to take photos for us again at the golden hour. He went looking for them which I found a bit embarrassing and gave them each our phones. Without me knowing, he hinted to them that he needed help for the proposal.
After the photos were taken, he went on his knees! Nothing can put into words how excited I was! It was totally unexpected and lovely and perfect even though I’m a professional photographer, the amateur photos were candid and raw.
I have always desired a “perfect” proposal, and to me “perfect” was to have the best decorations and an impeccable outfit. My proposal was nothing like that, but still perfect in its own special way. All the passers-by around us started crowding and sending us videos that they took of us!
My ring was custom-made as I knew exactly what I wanted. It’s a 2.70-carat sapphire vivid blue princess Diana-inspired ring that I’ve wanted since I was a child.”
Congratulations on your engagement Tommy and Anabel, and we wish you a lifetime of love!
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