June 25, 2018
Surprise Venice gondola proposal on a summer day
Surprise gondola proposal in Venice
A gondola marriage proposal in Venice is always exciting. A marriage proposals can be the most simple thing in the world. But it surely gets all of us emotional. And it takes a lot of planning to create a real surprise.
You can decide that you want to propose in a private, intimate manner. Or that you want to go big and public. Some people decide to propose in Venice, while on a romantic trip with their partner. It is such a classic: you can’t go wrong with that.
A gondola ride is the absolute best way, because it gives you the privacy and the right amount of magic needed for a question like that.
How to get engaged in Venice: a gondola ride with a final surprise
How to plan a marriage proposal in Venice, if you live in Israel, for example? It is not easy to organize a surprise engagement from another country, especially when you don’t speak Italian nor English.
Sami lives in Israel, and he contacted me with the help of his older cousin, days before getting to Venice. The cousin had just proposed in Rome, so he suggested Sami could do it in Venice. Sami, after a long Italian tour through Rome, Florence, San Giminiano, finally agreed that the best place for a marriage proposal was Venice. We decided together that a gondola ride Venice proposal was the best option.
Meytal had a feeling, from the moment she stepped on the gondola, that something was going to happen.
Sami created a story to justify the presence of me as a photographer and a videographer, but Meytal was not easily convinced. He waited for a while, joking, making her laugh, and finally showed her the ring and made the question. Even if she was somehow expecting it, she was in tears.
To celebrate the engagement we had a walk through the most beautiful spots in Venice: San Polo, Rialto, San Marco square. A magnificent orange sunset lit Palazzo Ducale.