In the past years, Hungary has seen a growing interest in wedding tourism, which is very joyful, considering the traditional roots of the celebration. In addition, more and more people choose Budapest as the venue for magical proposals. This is the story behind a Russian man’s awesome sunrise engagement over the city 🙂
András Márton started doing a unique Airbnb experience earlier this year and had many guests over the summer. He saw some special sunrises and photographed every one of them.
But he never dreamt of capturing this kind of beautiful moments.
“So Artem from Russia found me, and he had a special plan. He wanted to propose to his beloved above the city just when the sun got out from behind the horizon. Of course, I was helping him, because it seemed to be a nice idea, but I was a bit worried about the weather. Here in Budapest in December we have a lot of overcast days, and without the shining sun, the proposal would not be that nice.
We were constantly in connection with Artem before the big day. We discussed everything and also created plans B and C, just in case. He also asked for some extra: a little bottle of champagne and a piece of gorgonzola to make it fancier.
On the day before, the weather forecast said 50% chance for rain, so we agreed that I would check the weather
cameras in the morning and decide if it was a go or a no go.
When I woke up at 5:30 on Sunday, the forecast and the cameras showed some chance for a nice sunrise, so
I decided to go. I went to pick them up at the hotel and we drove up to the edge of the forest. From there we had a 15-minute walk to the tower.
As we were walking I noticed that we had some nice reflections on the clouds, but I did not see much from the trees.
At the top, an awsome dawn was awaiting us, and just in a few minutes, the sun started to rise. This was the
time for me to go down and set my drone up. The wind was blowing hard and it was cold, but Artem kneeled down.
The timing was just perfect. Anna said yes.
They seemed very happy and for a couple of minutes, they were just hugging on the top of the tower. To make it
fancier, they had a glass of champagne and a piece of cheese in this lovely December sunrise.
Later that day we had a little photo shoot in the castle district and then we parted. I think – just like they – I will never forget this day.“
Featured image: Andras Marton Photo