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Surprise marriage proposal in Vienna

Surprise marriage proposal in Vienna
Surprise marriage proposal in Vienna
 

Surprise marriage proposal in Vienna

Hello there friend! If you’re planning a surprise marriage proposal in Vienna and want to hire a professional photographer, let me introduce myself. My name is Silia and I’d love to be your portrait and lifestyle photographer. Let’s make it happen! Reach out to me to discuss your dream proposal.

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Surprise marriage proposal in Vienna

Surprise marriage proposal in Vienna

Taking photos of happy people is my favourite thing to do. I love being part of such an important day in people’s lives. My ultimate goal as a photographer is to offer you a professional service that delivers elegant, iconic, and timeless photographs.

Reach out to me to discuss your dream proposal. Contact me at silia@theviennesegirl.com 

Surprise marriage proposal in Vienna
Surprise marriage proposal in Vienna
 

Vienna Photo Session for a marriage proposal

Planning a surprise engagement in Vienna can be exhilarating. And what better way to celebrate the beginning of your forever love story than with a magical photo session in the enchanting city of Vienna?

In this blog post, you’ll learn about the beauty of Vienna’s famous places, why professional photography matters, and how this incredible experience will stay with you forever.

Surprise marriage proposal in Vienna

Setting the Stage: Vienna, the City of Romance

Vienna is renowned for its old-world charm, architectural grandeur, and romantic ambiance. From the regal Belvedere Palace to the picturesque gardens of Schönbrunn, Vienna offers a myriad of stunning locations that create an unforgettable atmosphere for your surprise marriage proposal. 

Imagine professing your love in front of the majestic Vienna State Opera or strolling hand in hand through the cobblestone streets of the historic city center—each moment capturing the essence of your love story.

Are you searching for the perfect setting for your surprise marriage proposal? Vienna awaits with its breathtaking backdrops.

Contact me at silia@theviennesegirl.com to turn your vision into a reality!

Surprise marriage proposal in Vienna
Surprise marriage proposal in Vienna
 

The Element of Surprise: Planning the perfect marriage proposal

A surprise marriage proposal adds an extra layer of excitement and emotion to your special moment. With the assistance of an experienced photographer, you can meticulously plan the surprise proposal, ensuring that every detail is flawlessly executed. 

From scouting the ideal location to coordinating timing and capturing the element of surprise in the photographs, I will work closely with you to create an unforgettable and personalized experience that reflects your unique love story.

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Vienna Couple Photoshooting

Capturing the Magic: The Importance of Professional Photography

Your surprise marriage proposal in Vienna deserves to be immortalised through the lens of a skilled photographer. I possess the technical expertise, artistic vision, and ability to capture candid moments of pure love and joy. 

With my guidance, you can relax and be yourselves, knowing that every precious moment will be beautifully documented. From the initial surprise to the intimate moments that follow, I will ensure that the essence of your love and the magic of Vienna are forever preserved.

Vienna Couple Photoshooting
Vienna Couple Photoshooting
 

Ready to create a magical moment in Vienna? Let’s plan your unforgettable surprise marriage proposal today!

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Surprise marriage proposal in Vienna

Reliving the Vienna Memories: Cherishing the Photographs

The photographs captured during your surprise proposal wedding photo session in Vienna will serve as tangible reminders of your love and the joyous start of your journey together. 

Surprise marriage proposal in Vienna
Surprise marriage proposal in Vienna
 

These images can be shared with friends and family, displayed in your home, and cherished for a lifetime. Each photograph will transport you back to that moment—reigniting the feelings, emotions, and excitement that filled the air.

Ready to create an extraordinary memory in Vienna? Let’s plan a surprise marriage proposal that will take her breath away.

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Surprise marriage proposal in Vienna
Surprise marriage proposal in Vienna
 

A photo session for a surprise marriage proposal in Vienna is a celebration of love, spontaneity, and the beauty of capturing special moments. Vienna’s romantic ambiance, coupled with the expertise of a professional photographer, will ensure that your surprise proposal photo session will be truly extraordinary. 

Vienna Couple Photoshooting

So, let the magic of Vienna be the backdrop to your love story and create cherished memories that will be treasured for a lifetime.

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Vienna Couple Photoshooting
Surprise marriage proposal in Vienna
 

I would love to learn more about your surprise marriage proposal in Vienna, and talk with you about how I can be involved in capturing your big day.

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Surprise marriage proposal in Vienna

Surprise marriage proposal in Vienna
Surprise marriage proposal in Vienna
 

Surprise marriage proposal in Vienna

Surprise wedding proposal in Vienna
Surprise wedding proposal in Vienna
 

Vienna Couple Photoshooting

Couple Vienna Photo Session
Couple Vienna Photo Session
 

Couple Vienna Photo Session

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Why you should book a Vienna Photo Session with me?

Couple Vienna Photo Session
Couple Vienna Photo Session
 

Dreaming of a picture-perfect surprise marriage proposal in Vienna? Let’s work together to create unforgettable moments.

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Robyn Davie
Hi Silia! I just wanted to pop in and say a HUGE thank you for the amazing images you took of us in Vienna! I have been absolutely blown away by how lovely each pic is, how much variety there is, and how kind and accommodating you were during the shoot! Thank you thank you thank you! ❤️
Erikka Hammer
My husband and I reached out to Silia back when we were living in Vienna to remember our time! She was my favorite photographer and sent us so many photos to choose from! We definitely hope to reach out again if and when we find ourselves in Vienna!
Eirini Vogiatzopoulou
After searching high and low for the perfect photographer, we finally found our match in Silia! It was like finding a hidden treasure. Silia's talent and passion for photography truly set her apart. From the moment we connected, we knew she was the one we had been searching for. Her portfolio spoke volumes, and her warmth and professionalism sealed the deal. Working with Silia was a dream come true, and the results exceeded our wildest expectations. If you're on the hunt for an exceptional photographer, look no further – Silia is the gem you've been searching for.
Ratinee Wongtaveesuklert
Silia is a true pro. She’s really easygoing and her warmth put me at ease during the photo sessions. With loads of experience under her belt, she gave great tips on what colours to wear and how to strike the best poses on the day. And let me tell you, the photos are just stunning. They’re not only beautiful but also top-quality, preserving the day forever. I’d absolutely recommend Silia without hesitation!
Chiara Fantauzza
Silia is an absolute star with a camera! She's super talented and totally committed to her photography. Working with her was a breeze – she's friendly, creative, and really knows her stuff. Silia nailed every shot at our event, going above and beyond what we hoped for. We're so grateful for the amazing memories she's captured for us. If you want a photographer who'll blow you away, Silia's the one to go for.
Melissa Legner
Silia was attentive, detail oriented and very organized in her work. Not only did she make me feel at ease during my photo session she was able to assist me afterwards when I couldn't find my photo library. Thankfully she had a backup and sent me the files again! Lifesaver!
Ioanna Lytra
Silia is an amazing photographer! She's really talented and passionate about what she does. Working with her was a breeze – she's professional, creative, and super friendly. Silia perfectly captured the vibe of our event, exceeding all our expectations. We're so thankful for the beautiful memories she gave us. If you want a photographer who'll blow you away with their skills and dedication, Silia's your go-to person.
Pavlos
Silia is an absolute gem of a photographer! From the moment we booked her for our wedding, she made us feel at ease and confident that our special day would be captured perfectly. Her talent behind the lens is truly remarkable, and she has a knack for capturing the most beautiful and candid moments effortlessly. The quality of her work speaks volumes, and we couldn't be happier with the stunning photos she delivered. Silia exceeded all our expectations, and we highly recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer who truly cares about their craft and capturing memories that last a lifetime. Thank you, Silia, for making our wedding day even more magical!
Arina Maria
I am blown away by Silia‘s talent! 📸 She has this amazing way of making you feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera, resulting in the most natural and beautiful shots 😍 Whether it's capturing precious moments with loved ones or creating stunning portraits, Silia is simply the best. If you want photos that truly reflect the essence of the moment, Silia is the photographer for you!
Lisa Maria Liakopoulos
Imagine booking a family photo session in Vienna that turns into an unforgettable experience filled with laughter, love, and timeless memories. That's exactly what you'll get with Silia behind the lens! 📸 Silia has a knack for capturing the genuine connection and joy between family members, creating photos that you'll treasure for a lifetime. Don't miss out on the opportunity to document your family's story with Silia's expertise and passion for photography.

3 days in Cefalù: what to see, do and eat

3 days in Cefalù: what to see, do and eat3 days in Cefalù: what to see, do and eat

My final destination was Cefalù. Cefalù is a charming coastal town located on the northern coast of Sicily. It’s a popular tourist destination, thanks to its beautiful beaches, ancient architecture, and stunning natural landscapes. In this blog post, I’ll share my experiences and my best tips for visiting Cefalù.

3 days in Cefalù: what to see, do and eat

3 days in Cefalù: what to see, do and eat

Getting There

Cefalù is easily accessible from Palermo, the capital city of Sicily, by car or train. The drive takes about an hour, while the train journey takes about 1.5 hours. Chiara brought me to Cefalù by car. On the way back, I took the train, which was easy, fast and convenient.

3 days in Cefalù: what to see, do and eat

Exploring Cefalù: what to see, do and eat

Upon arriving in Cefalù, I was immediately struck by the town’s picturesque streets and stunning architecture. The town is dominated by the Cathedral of Cefalù, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that dates back to the 12th century. The cathedral is one of the best examples of Arab-Norman architecture in Sicily, and its impressive mosaics are a must-see.

3 days in Cefalù: what to see, do and eat

I spent the first day with Chiara, exploring the narrow streets of the old town, taking pictures of the colorful buildings and charming squares. The town is filled with shops selling souvenirs, handicrafts, and local delicacies, so I made sure to take a few breaks to sample some of the delicious Sicilian cuisine. 

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3 days in Cefalù: what to see, do and eat

Hitting the Beach in Cefalù

Cefalù is famous for its beautiful beaches, and I couldn’t resist taking a dip in the crystal-clear waters. The beach is located just a short walk from the town center and is easily accessible. I spent the days lounging on the beach, soaking up the sun, and taking pictures of the stunning scenery.

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3 days in Cefalù: what to see, do and eat

Climbing La Rocca in Cefalù

La Rocca is a towering cliff that overlooks the town of Cefalù. I read on the internet that the trail is well-marked and takes about 45 minutes to reach the top. The climb is steep and challenging, but the views from the top are absolutely breathtaking. From the summit, I guess, you will be able to see the entire town of Cefalù, the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, and the surrounding mountains.

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3 days in Cefalù: what to see, do and eat

Remember to wear athletic shoes, because there is a strict rule that says that you will be denied entrance if you wear flip flops. It’s a popular hiking destination, and I was excited to tackle the climb.

Unfortunately this “lovely lady” named Chiara at the entrance didn’t allow me to enter because according to her, my shoes were inappropriate…her attitude was quite unpleasant, unfriendly and arrogant.

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3 days in Cefalù: what to see, do and eat

The outdoor scene in “Cinema Paradiso” was actually filmed at the old port in Cefalù, which is located on the northern coast of Sicily. The film, directed by Giuseppe Tornatore and released in 1988, tells the story of a young boy named Salvatore who grows up in a small Sicilian village and develops a love for movies through his friendship with the local projectionist.

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3 days in Cefalù: what to see, do and eat

The old port of Cefalù, with its charming fishing boats and colorful houses, provides a picturesque backdrop for the movie, and showcases the natural beauty of Sicily’s coastal towns. The movie also highlights the importance of cinema as a form of entertainment and cultural expression, which has played an important role in shaping Sicilian identity and culture over the years.

3 days in Cefalù: what to see, do and eat
3 days in Cefalù: what to see, do and eat
 

3 days in Cefalù: what to see, do and eat

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3 days in Cefalù: what to see, do and eat

HIGHLIGHT OF MY SICILY TRIP

The discovery of Pasta alla Norma

When planning my trip to Sicily, I had no idea what culinary delights I would discover. As a lover of Italian food, I was excited to try all the local specialties. However, the highlight of my trip was the discovery of Pasta alla Norma, a traditional Sicilian dish that quickly became my favourite.

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3 days in Cefalù: what to see, do and eat

I first encountered Pasta alla Norma at a small family-run restaurant in Catania. The dish arrived at my table steaming hot, with rigatoni pasta, rich tomato sauce, and crispy fried eggplant on top. I took my first bite, and I was immediately hooked.

The combination of flavors was incredible – the sweetness of the tomato sauce, the saltiness of the ricotta salata cheese, and the texture of the crispy eggplant. It was a perfect balance.

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3 days in Cefalù: what to see, do and eat

3 days in Cefalù: what to see, do and eat

After that first taste, I was determined to try Pasta alla Norma at as many restaurants as possible. I quickly realised that every restaurant had its own version of the dish, and each one was just as delicious as the last.

Some added a hint of chili pepper to give it a spicy kick, while others used fresh cherry tomatoes instead of canned. Regardless of the variations, the dish always remained true to its Sicilian roots.

3 days in Cefalù: what to see, do and eat
3 days in Cefalù: what to see, do and eat
 

I even attempted to make Pasta alla Norma at home, using a recipe I found online. While it wasn’t quite as good as the restaurant versions, it was still delicious and satisfied my craving for this amazing dish.

3 days in Cefalù: what to see, do and eat

3 days in Cefalù: what to see, do and eat

As I traveled throughout Sicily, I discovered that Pasta alla Norma was not just a dish, but a symbol of Sicilian cuisine. It represents the flavours and ingredients of the island – fresh vegetables, rich tomato sauce, and salty cheese. It’s a dish that brings people together, whether it’s a family gathering or a simple dinner with friends.

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3 days in Cefalù: what to see, do and eat

The highlight of my trip to Sicily was the discovery of Pasta alla Norma. This delicious dish introduced me to the flavours and traditions of Sicilian cuisine, and it quickly became my favourite. I would highly recommend trying this dish if you ever find yourself in Sicily – I promise you won’t be disappointed!

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Sicily Travel Guide
Sicily Travel Guide
 

Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, is a photographer’s paradise. From the stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters to the ancient ruins and charming villages, this Italian island offers endless opportunities for capturing breathtaking images.

Sicily Travel Guide

How to get around Sicily

This was a solo trip for me to Sicily. I do not drive anymore. So the only option for me was the bus. 

Exploring Sicily by bus was a fantastic way for me to visit 4 different parts of the island: From Catania to Syracuse, from Syracuse to Palermo, and from Palermo to Cefalù.

Sicily Travel Guide

Interbus connects many of the island’s major towns and cities. With a well-connected network of bus routes, it’s easy to navigate your way around the island.

Sicily Travel Guide
Sicily Travel Guide
 

Looking for an exceptional award-winning wedding photographer to turn your special day into timeless memories for your wedding in Sicily?

Explore my wedding photography website and reach out to me at silia@prettylovestories.com As a destination wedding photographer, I thrive on capturing love stories wherever my couples take me. 

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Sicily Travel Guide
Sicily Travel Guide
 

One of the biggest advantages of traveling by bus in Sicily is the cost. Bus travel is generally much cheaper than renting a car or taking a taxi, making it a great option for budget-conscious travelers. In addition, many of the bus routes are operated by comfortable, air-conditioned coaches, making for a comfortable and enjoyable ride.

Sicily Travel Guide

When traveling by bus in Sicily, it’s important to plan ahead and book your tickets in advance, especially during the peak tourist season. This will help to ensure that you get a seat on your preferred route, and avoid any unnecessary stress or delays.

Sicily Travel Guide

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Sicily Travel Guide

Exploring Sicily by bus is an excellent way to see the island’s many attractions, without breaking the bank. With a well-connected network of bus routes and comfortable, air-conditioned coaches, traveling around Sicily by bus is a stress-free and enjoyable experience.

Sicily Travel Guide
Sicily Travel Guide
 

HOW TO GET FROM PALERMO TO CEFALÙ

3 days in Cefalù: what to see, do and eat

There are a few different transportation options for getting from Palermo to Cefalù :

By Train: The easiest and most convenient way to get to Cefalù from Palermo is by train. There are regular trains that run from Palermo to Cefalù, and the journey takes around one hour. You can catch a train from Palermo’s main train station, Palermo Centrale, and the train will take you directly to Cefalù’s train station, which is located in the centre of town.

Sicily Travel Guide

By Bus: There are also buses that run from Palermo to Cefalù. The journey takes about 1.5 hours and the bus station is located near Palermo Centrale train station. However, the frequency of buses may be lower than trains and it may not be as convenient.

Sicily Travel Guide

By Car: If you prefer to drive, you can rent a car in Palermo and drive to Cefalù. The journey takes around one hour. However, driving in Italy can be challenging, especially if you are not familiar with the roads and the driving culture.

Overall, taking the train from Palermo to Cefalù is the most recommended option for its convenience and cost-effectiveness.

Sicily Travel Guide

Where to stay in Cefalu in Sicily

Cefalù is a beautiful coastal town in Sicily with plenty of options for accommodation. Here are some areas to consider staying in and some reasons to avoid Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs).

Sicily Travel Guide

Cefalù Old Town

Staying in the Old Town is a great choice if you want to be close to the main attractions, such as the Cathedral, the beach, and the restaurants. The streets are narrow, and the buildings are old and charming. However, this area can be crowded and noisy during peak season.

During my research, I noticed that almost all the accommodation options in the Old Town weren’t renovated, so be careful about that. I personally wouldn’t like to stay in a place that is not well-maintained. Unfortunately I got the impression that they do not wish to invest money in home renovation, so why should I opt for them?

Sicily Travel Guide

Beachfront: If you want to be right on the beach, you can stay in the beachfront area. The beach in Cefalù is beautiful, and staying here will give you easy access to the sea.

During my research, I noticed that the beachfront hotels were much better than the accommodation options in the Old Town.

Cefalù, Sicily, Italy: Best things to do

Rural areas: If you prefer a more peaceful and quiet atmosphere, you can stay in the rural areas around Cefalù. There are many agriturismos (farm stays) in the countryside that offer a peaceful setting, beautiful views, and local cuisine. However, these accommodations can be further from the main attractions, and you will need a car to get around.

Cefalù, Sicily, Italy: Best things to do

3 days in Cefalù: what to see, do and eat

Regarding B&Bs, it’s important to note that they can be inconsistent in terms of quality and service. Some may be well-maintained and run by friendly hosts, while others may be poorly maintained, noisy, or lacking in amenities and privacy. It’s always a good idea to read reviews and check the ratings before booking any accommodation, including B&Bs. Do your research before you book.

I personally haven’t had a positive experience. My room wasn’t cleaned for four consecutive days and there was always Japanese music playing exactly outside of the door of my room. The B&B I chose to stay wasn’t cheap, and yet, it was lacking privacy, quietness and relaxation.

Cefalù, Sicily, Italy: Best things to do

3 days in Cefalù: what to see, do and eat

Cefalù, Sicily, Italy: Best things to do

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Cefalù, Sicily, Italy: Best things to do

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Cefalù beach
 

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3 days in Cefalù: what to see, do and eat

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