Jessica and Eugenio have a long tradition of surprising each other (especially on vacations), and this last December, Eugenio arranged the biggest surprise of them all.
They planned a vacation to Cancun; however, Eugenio wanted to take this opportunity to surprise her by organizing a secret, incredibly romantic way to propose.
First, he found the perfect location—the Cancun Ritz Carlton, an elegant resort with an amazingly romantic setting, located directly on Las Casitas beach. Next, he contacted me to help him organize and choreograph the entire event, and together we came up with a marvelous plan for a romantic proposal!
The venue was to be a romantic dinner in one of the Ritz’s private beach casitas, so I arrived before them to photograph the beautiful scene as the sun began to set. Then, from a hidden viewpoint, I waited as the couple arrived and were led to their private casita. Romance was heavy in the air—candles were lit, the ocean breeze blew gently, and flowers adorned their casita.
Eugenio and I had pre-arranged everything with the Ritz Carlton staff, and I continued working with them to keep the surprise going as smoothly as possible. Under the guise as the hotel photographer, I arrived with the waiter and took the first photos of the couple, supposedly for hotel marketing purposes. She didn’t suspect a thing!
Next, came the special menu, which Eugenio had transformed to the story of their love. She began to tear up as she read their intimate love story, and this was the moment Eugenio dropped to his knee and proposed. It was a beautiful, emotional moment for both—Jessica said yes as they both cried tears of happiness!
But the surprise wasn’t over yet. The waiter brought their first course—her gorgeous engagement ring nestled inside a single rose, set on a white plate, with “Jessica will you marry me?” written out in chocolate. This was followed with a fun photo session of the happy couple on the beach. When we returned to the casita, Eugenio’s final surprise arrived—a Mariachi trio. They serenaded the happier-than-ever couple as they dined and celebrated their love.
The setting was beautiful and the evening was perfect. I do believe this may have been Eugenio’s grandest engagement surprise.
Based out of Cancun & Playa del Carmen in the Riviera Maya Mexico, Dorota has extensive experience of photographing weddings at exotic locations like Mexico, Bali, India, and South Africa.
Dorota was a wedding photographer in San Diego, California and brings this modern photography style and personalized service to Mexico.
She can be reached at [email protected]
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