Romantic boat wedding proposal near the Capri Faraglioni’s rocks
This dreamy proposal has been featured on Magnolia Rouge and How They Asked.
Can you think of anything more romantic for a wedding proposal than the picturesque Capri seascape?
When Antonio contacted Amalfi Soirée he had very clear ideas on how to make the big question. He had met Roselyn 4 years earlier on a dating app, asking her what dishes she liked cooking just when she was about to delete her account at the end of her first and disappointing day online. Perfect timing!
Since then, many dishes have been cooked together, and the love has always been the secret ingredient.
“I want her feel confident and beautiful. Take her breath away and show her that she makes me the happiest man in the world,” he wrote to me talking about what he had in mind.
With a common passion for fashion and flowers, the inspiration for this special day couldn’t not to be a floral dress by Dolce&Gabbana, a gift from Antonio for Roselyn’s birthday. The color palette was derived from a painting by Emily Jeffords, one of the preferite painters of the couple: a delicate sunset of rosy shades was accompanied by a refined and spring-like blue, and by a warm and comfortable alabaster, which added a sense of protection and a touch of luxury.
A fake instagram contest was put in place with the complicity of Sergio Sorrentino, a very talented Fine Art photographer. We wanted to be sure that Roselyn had no suspicions about the real reason for her beautiful vacation in Italy, and we did it!
Capri Strolling and Surprise Wedding Proposal
On the day of the fake styled shooting we met the couple at Villa San Felice, a nice Capri-style hotel surrounded by greenery, a stone’s throw from the famous “Piazzetta”, in the heart of the island.
While a delightful bouquet of garden roses, peonies, delphinium and lisianthus created by Capri Oltre il Giardino was delivered, Beauty Lively translated the natural and cured mood in a light and bright make up, and in a sophisticated and carefree hairstyle. A messy updo chignon was embellished with a headpiece by Lindsay Marie Design with Swaroski stones, Preciosa pearls and small hand-glazed roses, coordinated with the earrings.
Roselyn wore a D&G silk organza dress and ankle-strap sandals by Sam Edelman, perfectly paired with Antonio’s suit in navy blue by Ted Baker.
Antonio and Roselyn walked hand-in-hand in the streets of a town that was asleep and not invaded by the tourists, admiring its authentic face and savoring its Dolce Vita atmosphere. Step by step, accompanied by the unobrusive eye of Sergio Sorrentino, the couple arrived at the still closed gates of the Gardens of Augustus, having the pleasure of being the first to cross the threshold on a warm day at the end of May.
An enchanted garden of bougainvillea and geraniums was the background to their modern fairytale, on the marine notes of the Mediterranean sea that, not far away, played with the Faraglioni rocks, stunning view in which to get lost and to find yourselves.
Framed by so much beauty and immersed in a surreal silence broken only by the calls of the seagulls, Antonio knelt in front of Roselyn, pulling out the box with a David Yurman Capri Pave Engagement Ring. A speech had been prepared in advance, but the emotion divested it of so many frills, suggesting to Antonio moving and meaningful words. It was a truly touching and joyful moment!
Finally, as auspicious ritual of indissoluble bond, a heart-shaped padlock was attached to the railing of the belvedere and the keys thrown away, according to tradition.
Sunset Boat Tour and Engagement Session
But the surprises weren’t ended for Roselyn. After a quick change of look, the couple reached the characteristic beach of Marina Piccola where Raffaele from Capri Blue Boat was waiting for it. Following an idea by Amalfi Soirée, a typical “gozzo” had been transformed by Capri Oltre Il Giardino into a gorgeous floating garden, ready to set sail towards the sunset.
A corner for the aperitif had been set up on the boat with candles, crystal glasses, bowls of crunchy snacks and other unique elements, like the hand-dyed silk runner in madder rose by Lancaster and Cornish. Passing under the iconic rocks of the island, Antonio and Roselyn toasted with Italian Prosecco, exchanging a lucky kiss.
Finally, as the sun set over the sea with the Vesuvius in the distance in a triumph of pastel colors, and the boat tour around Capri ended, Sergio took the last film roll, capturing intimate moments in beautiful, timeless images.
“I still cannot believe it happened. It feels like I’m dreaming and I don’t want anyone to wake me up. The man of my dreams asked me to marry him in the most impressive way possible. But I love him so much that I would have said yes even if he had asked me at home ” Roselyn commented.
Maybe you didn’t win a contest, Roselyn, but you’re definitely a very lucky girl.. Best wishes to the happy couple!
Photography Sergio Sorrentino | Second photographer Yana Schicht | Planning, styling & co-ordination Amalfi Soirée | Accommodation Villa San Felice | Florals Capri Oltre il Giardino | Hair & make-up Beauty Livery | Accessories & jewellery Lindsay Marie Design | Ribbon & linen Lancaster and Cornish | Ring David Yurman | Roselyn’s dresses Dolce & Gabbana | Roselyn’s shoes Sam Edelman | Antonio’s attire Ted Baker London | Antonio’s shirt Eton Shirts | Antonio’s bow tie The Tie Bar | Antonio’s shoes Allen Edmonds | Boat Tour Capri Blue Boats | Antonio’s second shirt Emporio Armani|Antonio’s second trousers Boss|Antonio’s second shoes Cole Haan|Film Lab Carmencita Film Lab