Florence portrait and wedding photographer | Sonya Lalla
What a wonderful idea for a proposal. Ed suggested proposing to his girlfriend during a Fiat 500 tour in Chianti, and I fell in love with the idea. The view was spectacular with that fantastic Tuscany sunset light.
Ed “We went on holiday to Florence for Kate’s birthday. I knew that I wanted it to be a special holiday and Kate had never been to Italy before. I chose Florence because of its reputation of being a romantic place but not being quite as famous as Venice or Rome. Like I said, I wanted it to be a special place because I planned to propose to Kate. I had seen that the 500 Touring Club offered a sunset tour in a vintage Fiat 500, a quick calculation later and I realized that the Friday that we would be in Florence would be 500 days from our first date. The plan was set. Driving is more my thing and so I was confident that Kate wouldn’t suspect too much.
“Being British and used to driving on the left-hand side of the road I relapsed into old habits and didn’t look both ways. Luckily the oncoming traffic had good brakes and a collision was avoided! It could all have been so different. Kate was, understandably, perturbed by this and I thought that I had ruined the moment. Fortunately the second stop was beautiful. On Sonya’s instruction I went into the proposal, got the yes and Sonya got some wonderful shots.”