We all have heard of Trevi Fountain, Colosseum or St. Peter’s Basilica but have you ever considered to see anything different when visiting Rome? Fontana dell’Acqua Paola, also known as Fontanone, is one of the top hidden gems in Rome. It’s located at the Janiculum Hill (Gianicolo), just above Trastevere. The view from here is certainly breathtaking and given that this fountain doesn’t belong to the main tourist attractions, it’s an amazingly quiet area for a romantic wedding proposal.
When Ilker got in contact with me to plan his proposal in Rome for his sweet girlfriend Seray, he described her as a very romantic and down-to-earth girl. He looked for a semi-private proposal, simple, elegant yet thoughtful. He also told me that they both love history and historical buildings and that they love trying new and different things. After that description, I suggested Ilker 4 proposal ideas. His preference was the stunning Fountain at the Janiculum Hill. I think, he couldn’t choose better. Even if we had cloudy weather, the balloon surprise made the day more colorful and brought some extra light into the proposal. What do you think?
Ilker and I arranged for a secret meeting at the fountain. When they arrived at the proposal spot, they started to take some selfies. I was slowly approaching holding a beautiful bunch of chrome balloons and a violinist started to play. Seray was pretty confused when I gave her the balloons but then she read the note we attached to the balloons and the surprise was revealed.
Ilker got down on one knee and proposed to his sweet Seray.
He asked and she said YES!!!
After the proposal I tried my best to play a violin but …
… we rather continued with engagement photo shoot at the fountain, Janiculum Hill overlooking Rome, St. Peter’s Basilica and finally Colosseum.
And finally we had some fun, too.
Congratulations, Ilker & Seray!
May your engagement be just the beginning
of a long and happy life together.
A very special thank you goes to:
Balloons: Adoro Party