Stacey and Chris

How We Met: My fiance, Chris, and I met in high school in 2005. We have been dating for almost 10 years. One of the things that we enjoy doing most is traveling. I am a first grade special education teacher and Chris works in finance. 

How He Asked: During my spring break vacation, we booked a trip to Italy. We first started our trip in Milan, then visited the Italian Riviera, and ended our trip in our favorite city, Florence. On the morning of April 9th, our second to last day in Italy, he told me that he wanted to see some of the sights in Florence and then go out to nice dinner. I didn’t know what he had in store.

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Around 5:00, he took me to San Miniato al Monte, a historic church perched on one of the highest points in Florence. Shortly after we walked up the stairs to get to the church, Chris got down on one knee and proposed to me. Little did I know that during this special moment, Chris arranged to have one of the most talented photographers in Italy capture our engagement.

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Soon after the proposal, a gentleman, who looked like a tourist, informed me that he was our photographer and captured our proposal. We then had the joy of taking pictures at some of the most beautiful spots around the city of Florence for a photoshoot. It was certainly a trip that I will never forget!

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Photos by: Alessandro Ghedina Photography