Real Life Marriage Proposal in Paris


There is always time for a little more romance in the day, and that is exactly what I have for you today with Gino and Maria’s real life marriage proposal in Paris, captured by FWS Sponsor Julia Jane Photography.

I will never cease to be entranced by the love stories that start in Paris and today’s groom to be Gino takes us through their love story so far: “Planning a proposal doesn’t come easy, add traveling half way across the world with the ring in your carry on bag to that and it’s even harder! 

We had our trip planned to Europe for about 6 months prior with plans to spend a week in France traveling around and a month meeting family in Italy. Maria had always dreamed of going to Paris to see the sights and eat the French macarons, so when we planned Paris as our first stop, I knew the proposal had to be included after almost 5 years together.

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The proposal planning started right away with first designing the ring and with the help of my sister in law who helped me order the lock engraved, ” Maria Luisa will you Marry me” and the sentimental lock I left at home for a keepsake.   Emails between Julia and I had to converse through my sister in laws email, as Maria had access my emails to look through travel documents for our trip. Capturing the proposal was something I thought of after the planning was underway and we are so glad I had chosen to do so. 

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The proposal was beautiful, as it started with Julia meeting us and casually taking a few photos until I took out the lock, had Maria read it and then went on one knee. I caught her by complete surprise which is captured by our photos. After locking our love up at the Pont Des Arts, we walked the streets of Paris and drank champagne and posed for photos all the while. Julia left us with champagne and we carried on ourselves to reach the Eiffel Tower just as the light show began. 

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Our hotel was great about a 15 minute walk from The Eiffel Tower, which was perfect for late night walks and wine. We ate to our hearts desire with many desserts and amazing food. We enjoyed the shopping, the kind people and the beautiful sights. We left engaged, happy, and full of amazing food, we can’t wait to return soon for one of our wedding anniversaries.”

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Photography: Julian Jane | Hotel: Hotel Du Cadran | Couples Outfits: Gino: blazer from H&M, shirt from Simons, Maria dress from Urban Outfitters, shoes from Steve Madden

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