Hearing the story of how a couple fell in love is one of my favorite parts of working with weddings, and Michael and Nicole’s story is a sweet one. They were introduced by a mutual friend and that night Michael knew he had met “the one” but life had other plans and the two didn’t start dating till almost two years after their initial introduction! During a trip to Italy Michael popped the question and the rest is history! Here’s how he asked:
In June 2011, Michael’s family invited me to travel to Italy with them to meet their family. One of the first stops during our visit was to the small Tuscan town of Pitigliano, where Michael’s father grew up. While taking a walk through the town, Michael brought me to a small piazza called Piazza Della Forteza. It was here that he got down on one knee and asked to spend the rest of our lives together. He then told me that Piazza Della Forteza was where his paternal grandparents were married in 1949. We actually have matching photos of his grandparents and us in the piazza – them on the day of their wedding and us on the day of our engagement – 60 years apart! I can’t think of a better place to begin our little family than where his family’s roots started!
We love the setting that these pictures take place in, it almost looks like an abandoned pasture and they are the only two people there. The green fields and the overgrown trees, I love it all! Thanks so much Eric Kelley Photography for sending this gorgeous engagement shoot over to us!
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