A Wild & Romantic Seaside Engagement in Italy

The Story: This romantic proposal was designed and created by Daniela Battistini Wedding & Events at the request of Karim who wanted to ask for Fiorella’s hand in marriage in an unforgettable way. Karim lured Fiorella to the beach for a couple’s photo shoot. When she arrived, Karim dropped to one knee and asked his beach beauty to be his wife. This romantic moment was captured by Giulia Pini Personal Photographer and Sara Canducci Wedding Films.

The Location: Fiorenzuola di Focara, Italy. On the border between Romagna and the Marche, a curving hillside road leads to this small Italian town surrounded by the sparkling Adriatic Sea. You can spend time getting lost in the town’s medieval lanes before exploring the stunning coastline and gorgeous natural surroundings.

The Vibe:  A wild and romantic beach engagement. Fluffy pampas grass swaying in the gentle sea breeze with driftwood used to construct a gorgeous shelter for our lovers. This romantic shack was decorated with embroidered pillows, macrame covered hanging candles, fairy lights and rustic floral arrangements by Raffaella Ansaloni.

The Details: Fiorella was dressed by Boutique Alba and wore shoes by Christian Louboutin (before going barefoot) and was styled to match her boho siren look. After the proposal, the couple went to nearby San Bartolo Natural Park, known by the locals as “The Roof of the World” due to its amazing panoramic views. In May the area is filled with yellow wildflowers which made it a perfect backdrop for a post-engagement couple’s shoot as the sunset. 

Highlights and Tips:

  • If you are planning a surprise engagement, remember to get your story straight beforehand so you don’t mess up the surprise. We suggest practicing with a friend to make sure the real deal runs smoothly.
  • If you want to get engaged in a natural setting and have a photographer present, make sure you know and have access to the best that mother nature has to offer. A  scouting trip is advisable.
  • Engaged couples should not feel any pressure to start talking about wedding plans until they are ready to do so and should feel entitled to get the full mileage out of being called a “fiance”. If someone asks when you are getting married but you have not yet set a date, politely let them know how happy you are being engaged and that you’ll let them know when you’ve firmed up your plans.



Photographer: Giulia Pini Personal Photographer // Planner: Daniela Battistini Wedding & Events // Videography: Sara Canducci Wedding Films // Floral Designer: Raffaella Ansaloni // Dress: Boutique Alba // Suit: Sartoria Messori // Shoes: Christian Louboutin // MUA: Cinecittà Make-up // Hair: Pretty Woman Parucchieri // Lighting: Harry Lugli



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