The Gloriette at Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna | Surprise Proposal Session

Eddie had emailed me telling me that he and his girlfriend Faith were flying to Paris for vacation.
Only they weren’t. They had a layover in Paris, but their end stop was actually in Vienna (something Faith didn’t find out until they landed in Paris), a city they both had wanted to see. They met through mutual friends and (if I recall correctly) they both were dating other people at the time. Given their friend’s close circles and a bit of time they both were soon back in touch with each other. Eddie confessed to me that he really liked Faith and when they both were at a Billy Joel concert he asked Faith to be his girlfriend while the song “Vienna” played in the background.
So when Eddie decided he was going to marry Faith (which he told me was very shortly after they began dating), he had to take her to the city in Billy Joel’s song that marked the beginning of their love story. With a lot of strategizing and careful planning, Eddie pulled off the most epic surprise engagement proposal ever. He convinced Faith (who was wearing heels!) to take a casual walk with him up to the Gloriette before their breakfast reservation. Basked in the glow of the morning sun he got down on one knee and before a sleepy Vienna city he asked her to be his wife.
These are the photos from that special moment between Eddie and Faith. Congratulations to the both of you!

Surprise Proposal | Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna | Michelle Mock Photography | Vienna Photographer | Canon 1V | Fuji400H
Surprise Proposal | The Gloriette, Vienna | Michelle Mock Photography | Vienna Photographer | Contax 645 | Fuji400H
Surprise Proposal | Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna | Michelle Mock Photography | Vienna Photographer | Contax 645| Fuji400H
Surprise Proposal | The Gloriette, Vienna | Michelle Mock Photography | Vienna Photographer | Contax 645 | Fuji400H
Surprise Proposal | The Gloriette, Vienna | Michelle Mock Photography | Vienna Photographer | Contax 645 | Fuji400H
Engagement session | The Gloriette, Vienna | Michelle Mock Photography | Vienna Photographer | Contax 645 | Fuji400H
Enagagement Session | The Gloriette, Vienna | Michelle Mock Photography | Vienna Photographer | Contax 645 | Fuji400H
Secret Proposal | The Gloriette, Vienna | Michelle Mock Photography | Vienna Photographer | Contax 645 | Fuji400H
Engagement Proposal Session | The Gloriette, Vienna | Michelle Mock Photography | Vienna Photographer | Contax 645 | Fuji400H
Secret Proposal Session | The Gloriette, Vienna | Michelle Mock Photography | Vienna Photographer | Contax 645 | Fuji400H
Secret Engagement Session | The Gloriette, Vienna | Michelle Mock Photography | Film Photographer | Contax 645 | Fuji400H
Secret Engagement Session | The Gloriette, Vienna | Michelle Mock Photography | Film Photographer | Contax 645 | Fuji400H
Engagement Session | The Gloriette, Vienna | Michelle Mock Photography | Film Photographer | Contax 645 | Fuji400H