Today’s Engaged on Maui special blog feature is brought to you by the beautiful beaches of Maui!
Surprise Tropical Proposal for a Dream Vow Renewal
Enrico and Serena are already married. They are high school sweethearts from a little town in Sicily, Italy. After university, Enrico moved to San Francisco for work. Serena followed him a few years later and they got legally married in the United States so Serena could stay.
They never had the opportunity to have a wedding with all of their friends and family. Enrico knew Serena still dreamed of the perfect Sicilian wedding. This time around, he really wanted to plan a stunning proposal and knew Maui was just the time he had been waiting for. We couldn’t have been more excited to help pull off this surprise proposal for a dream vow renewal!
The nice thing about the couple already being married is that the proposal will most likely be completely unexpected. But Enrico still wanted to make sure the plan sounded natural. He is very passionate about photography and loves to take sunset landscape photos of the ocean.
The plan was for Enrico to bring Serena to the beach with the excuse that it was a beautiful spot to take landscape photos. He would ask her to pose watching the ocean so her back would be to his camera. Once she turned around, he would be on one knee with the ring.
Enrico picked a gorgeous wide open beach. There is nowhere on this beach for the photographer to hide, so our associate photographer Tenessa waited a little further down and pretended to be another tourist taking photos. Serena was completely thrilled by the surprise proposal and had no idea Tenessa was there!
THE ENGAGEMENT SESSION:
Instead of driving to another place, we decided to stay at the same beach until sunset. This spot is a great combination of greenery with palm trees in the background and rugged dark lava rocks. We loved that Enrico and Serena were game to explore all over the beach with us and even dip their feet in the water for some engagement photos in the shore break. We had so much fun that it was sunset before we knew it! A few streaks of bright pink matching Serena’s dress came out in the sky that night. It was the perfect new beginning for this sweet couple!
Enrico and Serena: We loved being part of your proposal and hope you have the Italian wedding you’ve always wanted!