On Thursday morning, we got a nervous call from Paulie, telling us that he was going to propose to the love of his life. From his voice, you could tell just how excited he was to take the next step in their relationship. He undoubtedly loves Gianna. We were thrilled!! We absolutely love proposals, and this one had it all – two people in love surrounded by their friends and family, rose petals, a sparkly diamond ring…and a Mercedes!! We talked/texted all day about his plans. And that night, we packed up our gear and headed to Addison, IL capture this amazing moment.
This incredible proposal took place at Venuti’s Banquets & Ristorante. While Gianna and Paulie were eating dinner, we met up with Gianna’s sister and Paulie’s best friend to help set up. The plan was to pretend like we were taking promo pictures for the venue, so when Gianna and Paulie walked past us, we would ask to take their picture in front of the grand staircase. The only thing was that when Gianna actually saw us, she told Paulie that they should walk somewhere else because she didn’t want to disturb our work!! Paulie was quick on his feet and asked, “Hey, what are you guys doing? Promo stuff for Vernuti’s?” After a little of pressuring, we convinced Gianna to let us take their picture, haha. And when Gianna was facing the camera, Paulie got down on one knee and the sign that he stayed up until 3AM making was revealed! But little did Gianna know that there were more surprises in store! We walked outside, and there waiting was her mom, grandma, grandpa, and a Mercedes with a big red bow! Paulie really outdid himself. So many happy tears!! Congrats you two!
Here are some of our favorites from Gianna and Paulie’s proposal!