Surprise Engagement Proposal

The Gloriette at Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna | Surprise Proposal Session

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.

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Volksgarten, Vienna | A Surprise Wedding Proposal

Volksgarten, Vienna | A Surprise Wedding Proposal

Vienna is one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in Europe. And a couple of weeks before spending their vacation in romantic Vienna, Habib contacted me telling me that he was going to ask his girlfriend Gaelle to marry him and that he wanted me to capture it on film. After a few days of going back forth via email, planning and plotting the best spot and time to capture it, we had nailed down all the details. Habib was going to take Gaelle to the opera, but before going, he was going to suggest a stroll through Volksgarten and then, unexpectedly, he was going to get down on one knee and pop the question (insert girly sighs here).

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