Durban Oysterbox proposal
Ricardo contacted us in advance as he wanted to plan a surprise marriage proposal for Jenna. It needed to be on the 30th of June 2022 as this was her birthday and therefore the perfect surprise as she would think they were going out to celebrate.
On their arrival at the iconic Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga, they sat down to wait for their table to be ready. This is when Ricardo excused himself and we escorted him to the Wine Cellar where he waited in a rose petal heart for the love of his life to arrive.
Jenna had no idea that she was walking into a proposal and the emotion of seeing Ricardo, on bended knee, in front of the marry me sign was overwhelming – it was a resounding YES!
We had decorated the wine cellar with draped fairy light curtains and it was full of bright and bold roses and plenty of candles. Jenna’s birthday wasn’t forgotten and there was a huge, personalised bubble balloon to honour her special day.
The photographer, Eugene, was in hiding in the adjoining serving nook so he was ready to capture the moment of Jenna’s arrival perfectly. Once she had said yes, we gave them some time to gather themselves before their engagement photoshoot started. It was lovely to hear them chatting about how Ricardo had planned the surprise without her knowing and now all the little white lies now made sense to Jenna – this is what fairy tales are made of.
Congratulations on your engagement Ricardo and Jenna, we wish you a lifetime of happiness together!
Photographer: Eugene Ciaglia
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