Elite Miss New York gets marriage proposal in Amalfi

A very romantic surprise marriage proposal.

Alex had a foolproof plan. He wanted to surprise Adele — Elite Miss New York 2017 and his fiancée — with a marriage proposal in the enchanting Amalfi during a trip they had planned to Italy. To make sure the plan would succeed, he contacted me time before they left New York, explaining his plan in detail. He wanted me to capture the marriage proposal with candid shots. It sure seems tricky, but Alex’s plan was solid. Only thing he wanted me to suggest is a spot where Amalfi can be seen from in the background. The plan was we would meet by chance on the Amalfi pier, pretending to be old friends who haven’t seen each other in a long time.

As they arrived to Italy, we kept in contact with each other through WhatsApp until a few minutes before our _casual_ meeting. I must admit –to my surprise— that both me and Alex have been good actors, just like we were old-time friends. After chatting a bit, he introduced Adele to me and asked what I was doing there with a camera. As agreed, I told him I was working as a photographer, doing street photography in Amalfi for a local paper. Finally, he asked me to take a picture of them, and right after I pulled the trigger, he took a ring out of his pocket and made his marriage proposal. From her reaction, I had no doubt she hadn’t realized what Alex was going to do.

  • Frank scala said:

    I am so happy for my daughter that she found a wonderful, hard working, loving and caring man. Her soulmate !!

  • marilyn lisa said:

    Unlike anything I've ever seen...What a cherished memory. Every blessing to you both. I am so trilled for you...A long life filled with joy, happiness and good health. My heartfelt best wishes... Congratulations! Xoxox