Imagine walking up to this beautiful rooftop overflowing with florals and an intimate setting just for you and your lover! Not only does this make for a perfect birthday idea, but add a surprise proposal and forget about it ... we're head over heels. The views, the excitement, this day is absolutely unforgettable. Totally loving on the heirloom engagement ring from the groom-to-be's grandmother all in the same city they fell in love.
Keep scrolling to see all of the beautiful photos by Alessandro Giannini and the film by Telepatia Films. Luciana Santos & Gabriela Rapuano planned every detail and Mario Selicato created all of the amazing florals. You can see all the images in the full gallery.
The Ultimate 30th Birthday Surprise
On her birthday Lorena was surprised with an engagement proposal. After being together for 8 years, Francesco felt that the number 8 symbolizes infinity and that Lorena’s 30th birthday would be the perfect combination for this important action.
Lorena’s family went back to Brazil a few years ago, but her heart already belonged to Francesco, therefore she decided she belongs in Florence with him. So, she stayed. And although they already live together, marriage is an important step for Lorena, because, for her, it means to bind the two families together in preparation for her to start her own.
Francesco asked us to set up a beautiful location with an amazing view of the city he was born, live, and where they met and fell in love, the Renaissance city of Florence. He wanted her to feel like a princess in an urban garden, with her city at her feet.
We created an enchanting garden on the rooftop with a view over the city. The flower design was set up to create the atmosphere, to surround them, to show Lorena that that was no ordinary birthday celebration, that she was about to be swept over her feet. Lorena has invited her dear friend and make-up artist to help her get ready to celebrate her birthday, little she knew that her friend was part of the plan. The experienced photographer was ready to document this epic moment, alongside the video maker to eternalize their special day.
The location, Angel Roofbar has an exclusive view over the Palazzo Vecchio, the very heart of the city. And is a cool place that young people go to celebrate, so she was not supposed to assume anything else. Right after sitting down, still in awe by the garden and table set up from and the incredible view, without any further delay, taking advantage of the moment of surprise, Francesco presented her with the ring. And the ring itself is another story.
Heirlooms are always a good idea
It belonged to his grandmother, Lisetta a 93 years old Italian matriarch, it was given to her by her husband on their 20th anniversary. When Francesco was born, Lisetta decided that that would be his future wife ring’s. And so, it was. Lorena and Lisetta have always had a great relationship, they love each other, so she was beyond happy to see Lorena getting the ring and officially becoming her granddaughter.
“Lorena is brave, grounded and beautiful. She has all the attributes I always dreamed of in a woman, she is perfect for me, she completes me and we created a beautiful love story together. I want her to be my wife so we can start our family together.” Francesco.
“Francesco is kind-hearted and he is good, a rare thing to find. His kindness is definitely one of the reasons why I love him deeply. I feel happy and honored for getting this ring, this gift from Lisetta, who I love very much because it has sentimental and historic value, representing her love story.” Lorena.