Raven and Alim

How We Met

Alim and I have known eachother since we were in kindergarten and are high school sweethearts. We have been there for eachother throughout all our lives.

Raven and Alim's Engagement in Florence, Italy

how they asked

We planned our summer trip to travel around Italy and were both so excited to be seeing new cities. A friend of Alims is from Italy and I was told he was back home visiting family and wanted to take us out. It was only our second night on vacation and we were getting ready for dinner. We get to the hotel and our friend we are waiting for is running late, so Alim goes to the bathroom.

While I am waiting in the lobby the front desk concierge comes to get me and tells me we are going to have a drink on the rooftop to wait. I start texting Alim thinking a strange man is taking me upstairs. He reassures me that our friend and wife are running late and didn’t want to lose the reservation so we are going to grab a drink. (I am still not suspecting anything at this point) we come up to the beautiful rooftop where there a few private terraces.

The concierge directs me to the staircase that leads up to the terrace, where Alim sees me and waves to me to come up. ( still thinking nothing). As I walk up and get closer, I see the table with the words MARRY ME in a lit up sign and a photographer discretely hiding in the corner. I immediately and finally realize what is happening. He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Where I instantly said YES!!

Engagement Proposal Ideas in Florence, Italy

Once I finally stopped shaking I was able to look around and see the amazing view of the Duomo and the view of Florence. It was truly amazing and the last thing I expected. He’s my best friend and my soulmate and I couldn’t imagine spending the rest of my life with someone else. It is something that has always felt so right for us even at such a young age. We culturally come from two different backgrounds and religions and are so excited to bring our families together even more.

Raven's Proposal in Florence, Italy

Special Thanks

Arianna borriello
 | Photographer
Federicia Crasnich
 | Planning
Hotel baglioni
 | Planning