I’ve always known Cameron was incredibly romantic, but he KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK with his proposal. I mean it honestly could not have been any more perfect. A little bit of back-story… Cameron and I have been dating on and off since my sophomore year of high school. When I studied abroad in Florence with two of my best friends after my sophomore year of college, I buried a note for Cameron in a park down the street from where we lived.
On mine and Cameron’s third day in Florence, he took me back to that same park. We unburied the letter and buried the ashes of Brihoney (my grandfather) and Darcy (my great grandmother) in the same spot. Then he pulled the most stunning ring I’ve ever seen, said a ton of sweet things that neither of us remember, and asked me to be his wife!
Everything was an emotional and exciting blur from that point forward. We Facetimed our parents and the rest of our family and friends from our apartment until it was time to go to dinner. We walked across the Ponte Vecchio to pop celebratory champagne at Borgo San Jacopo. The entire night was the definition of a dream come true and I still cannot believe how lucky I am. Also, Amber Fillerup commented on my engagement Instagram post and made my whole life.
Everyone asks me if I suspected Cam would propose in Italy. I was honestly caught off guard when he asked! A few months ago, I asked my best friend Cookie if she thought it would happen in Italy. She told me, “Cameron knows how much your family and friends mean to you. He would never ask while you’re so far away from everyone.” LITTLE did I know, she was in on the whole elaborate plan and threw me completely off. She even took me to get my nails done before the trip!
I hope y’all enjoy our little proposal shoot! All pictures in the park were taken by Florence photographer Duccio Argentini. Cam found him online and hired him before the trip. He did a wonderful job! My ring was made by Lindell Jewelers in Brentwood.
BLUE AND WHITE SET // Blush in Brentwood, TN
STRAPPY HEELS // Topshop