Lucy and Claudio - A Fairytale Castle Proposal
8th of March 2023
10 years after Lucy and Claudio met in a sixth form geography class, Claudio popped the question at Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany. Here, Lucy tells us the enchanting story of this fairytale proposal featuring the stunning images from their engagement shoot by Photos from Sophie.
Image: Photos from SophieWe drove to a castle called Neuschwanstein which is the inspiration for Walt Disney's Castle. It was so beautiful and I was so excited to see it. We took the long walk up to the castle enjoying the views as we got closer. Claudio and Franzi jumped over a fence so we could take some photos of us with the castle in the background. Little did I know this was the moment I had been waiting for all these years. Claudio asked Franzi to take a photo of us, which I now know was code for “Record I’m going to propose!” The beginning of the video is the classic, me rearranging my hair ready for the photo. Claudio took both of my hands and turned me to one side. I was so shocked my first words were “no no no", I even stumbled back with shock. Claudio got down on one knee and said "Lucy would you be so kind ... as to marry me?" in between saying “ stop I’m going to cry" and presented the most beautiful diamond ring! I didn’t answer for a while as I was so taken back. Finally, I said of course after he had tapped my knee! I was crying and shaking with excitement. We both came back down to earth only to remember that our friend was filming the whole thing. I was so in the moment I completely forgot she was with us! I treasure our proposal video so much, I often watch it to remember the moment. Our friend had made some signs saying “he asked" and “I said yes". We celebrated with champagne which Franzi had hidden in her bag. We then called our loved ones back home who had been waiting for the good news. The whole trip was so magical which we will never forget.