Villa Ephrussi Surprise Proposal - French Riviera

Maybe you’ve noticed, surprise proposals are becoming my specialty!

This has to be one of my favorite surprise proposals of all times. There are a lot of very beautiful places on the French Riviera. In fact I did a whole blog post about beautiful places on the French Riviera HERE. Villa Ephrussi definitely earns it’s reputation as being one of the most beautiful places on the Cote d’Azur to soak up that old world romantic vibe that the coast is famous for. The villa is located on St. Jean Cap Ferrat, a large peninsula of land.

Side note: peninsula in french is presque-ile, or “almost-island”. I don’t know why but I’ve always loved that. 

Ok, back to business. St. Jean Cap Ferrat is located between Nice and Monaco. This strip of land is very famous for being home to some VERY glamorous properties. The Belgian King Leopold II made this place popular when he built several palatial properties. Since then it’s be a regular spot for the royal and rich of the world. The Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is one of the most famous properties on the French Riviera. The villa is now a French owned property that is mostly famous for its lush mediterranean gardens. 

The perfect setting for a romantic surprise proposal with the bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer in the background. Chris came to me with his heart set on the Villa Ephrussi for the surprise proposal and the couple was already familiar with the area and had visited before so he knew that Christina would love it. He had organized with the villa to gain permission to the gardens at a specific time of the day. After he got the OK from the villa we were in business. The specific location was chosen to highlight the mediterranean sea and also to allow for a pretty back lighting which makes the photos very bright and clean. 

After he popped the question we wandered through their favorite spots in the gardens. We ended the surprise proposal next to the sea. 

If you are interested in organizing an unforgettable surprise proposal at the Villa Ephrussi or on the French Riviera check out my packages here

Don’t forget to check out my last surprise proposal in Eze here

And I have written an entire blog post on how to do a surprise proposal on the French Riviera. You can check that out here

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This small romantic garden details was a perfect spot to hide away during our surprise proposal at Villa Ephrussi.

These romantic stairs in the gardens of Villa Ephrussi make for a fairytale like setting.

We were so lucky, the gardens were in full bloom whene we were there.

Loved the way the light caught the leaves of this beautiful olivier in the gardens of Villa Ephrussi.

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We ended the shoot at a second location along the mediterranean sea.

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