Wedding proposal in Ancient theatre Taormina

Wedding proposal in Ancient theatre Taormina

Wedding Proposal Taormina Ancient Theatre

Surprise Wedding Proposal in ancient Theatre of Taormina

We often hear about our couples' proposal stories, but have not been there to hear the words 'yes'. Well, for this couple we were involved in a surprise proposal photo shoot between our promising groom Allan and bride-to-be Catherine. Spoiler alert: she said yes!

Allan, an American but with Sicilian grandparents' origins, got in touch with us looking for a proposal photographer because he wanted to surprise Catherine while they were travelling in Sicily to show her the land of her ancestors' origins. He wanted to capture the marriage proposal in Taormina with us in secret!

On the day Tom and I were SO nervous! Our hearts were leaping out of our chests. We of course feel the pressure (and excitement) at every wedding we shoot, but this was a totally different kettle of fish. Firstly we needed to be incognito, pretending to be tourists taking pictures of the birds and scenery, so we didn’t give the game away to Rebecca. Secondly, what if we missed the proposal?!

We made sure to organise all the finer details with David in advance, having a video call with him to learn more about him and Rebecca. Then as the day came together we confirmed timings and which areas we needed to be in. David sent us photos of the both of them and told us what they would both be wearing on the day. Very important so we could spot them in the crowd!

Tom was in charge of taking the long shots, and I the close ups. This is the beauty of having the two of us around; we were able to get all the action from two different angles, whilst pretending to be two different people hanging out taking pictures.

After strolling around the area in question, David and Rebecca walked right past Tom, who have me a beep on my hidden walkie talkie to signal GAME ON. David arrived at the spot he wanted to propose – we held our breath for him. Just as we saw that he dropped down on one knee, I quickly started to move closer to capture Rebecca’s reaction. As she said yes I quickly scooted in to grab the close up! It was so exciting!


I was amazed that Catherine didn't notice that I was approaching to shoot, until after the emotional moment, Allan turned around and we introduced ourselves. they had tears in their eyes, and I was so happy too!

The advantage of booking a photographer for the wedding proposal is that you can then immediately turn it into an engagement shoot. What a moment! After all the anticipation and excitement, we took advantage of their great excitement to take engagement photos around the beautiful location that is the ancient theatre of Taormina, a truly unique place in the world, and then together with them we toasted on the beautiful terrace of the Timeo Hotel, where the breathtaking view of the bay framed the love-filled eyes of this young couple.

Take a look below at the sweet moments of this surprise wedding proposal in Taormina

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