Saturday evening, I photographed the first ever wedding proposal at the luxurious Ritz Hotel in Sea Point, Cape Town, since it’s Miami-style refurbishment in December 2017. Zay, and his girlfriend Elinza traveled from Johannesburg to enjoy a long weekend in Cape Town. He had arranged that I be waiting at ‘Top Of The Ritz‘ restaurant just before sunset. Just as the sun was setting over the Atlantic ocean, Zay got down on one knee and proposed to the unsuspecting Elinza. She said ‘Yes!’ and the moment could not have been more perfect! Her fiance had another surprise waiting! He had arranged that her family meet them at the hotel and join them for some bubbly and hors d’oevres! It was an unforgettable evening for all! The Ritz and I wish Zay and Elinza a wonderful life ahead of them, full of adventures and beautiful and real moments!
About The Ritz…
Indulge yourself by enjoying a 5 star dinner at the only revolving restaurant in the Western Cape – “Top Of The Ritz”. Offering spectacular views of Lions Head, the Atlantic ocean, Robben Island (when it’s a clear day) and the Greenpoint Stadium, the revolving restaurant takes just over an hour to do the full 360 degrees. I think of it as ‘the restaurant in the clouds’, as time and space seem to stand still and the buzz of city life disappears. The ambiance is calm and relaxing, the staff are warm and friendly and the experience is certainly a unique one.
You can also spend a night or two in one of their 114 sophisticated, luxury rooms, each impeccably decorated with beautiful attention to detail, and each one, showcasing spectacular ocean views.
On vacation in Cape Town? Book an hour (or longer) sunrise or sunset shoot if you are travelling solo, with your partner, or family, on one of the pristine beaches, or at one of Cape Town’s landmark areas, and finish it off with a breakfast or dinner at the hotel.
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