Daniel & Michelle’s Bay Area Horseback Ride Surprise Proposal

I had been wondering when Daniel would propose to his girlfriend Michelle, and as it turns out, that day finally came last weekend. I was really excited in the days leading up to it… until the apocalyptic smoke hit the Bay Area. If you’re reading this from the future when those memories are (hopefully) a long-distant past, there was a week in 2020 when much of the west coast was engulfed in flames, and the resulting smoke covered the skies, turning everything orange. So Daniel had to reschedule, and luckily, yesterday (one week later) ended up being perfect for his horseback proposal on the beach. [ read more … ]

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J&L’s Sunset Proposal at Pillar Point Bluff in Half Moon Bay

On the evening of their third anniversary, J brought L (and their very energetic golden retriever) to one of her favorite places, the Pillar Point Bluff in Half Moon Bay, for a very special question he had in mind for her. With haze from the recent wildfires giving color to the sky above them and trees and cliffs along the shoreline behind them, the setting was absolute perfection. [ read more … ]

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Patrick & Rachel’s Yosemite Proposal at Glacier Point

I’ll start off by saying that I don’t often travel for proposals… but a Yosemite proposal? With dogs?? Sold. Since there was nowhere to stay inside Yosemite, I had to get up at around 4:15AM to drive into the park for Patrick & Rachel’s sunrise proposal at Glacier Point. [ read more … ]

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Mike & Linda’s Foggy Marin Headlands Surprise Proposal

Mike was mega excited for his proposal to his girlfriend Linda. Well, I mean, obviously — would wouldn’t be? But he was so anxious and so ready for this moment that to prepare, he actually visited the Marin Headlands area not once, but several times, in order to find just the right spot. And he did! He found a perfect, little-known place with a fantastic view of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco [ read more … ]

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Matthew & Athena’s Carmel Valley Ranch Surprise Proposal

Matthew had the perfect surprise proposal planned for his girlfriend Athena. It was going to be in Carmel Valley, at a special spot with an absolutely majestic view of the valley below. Record-breaking wildfires had ravaged the California countryside and clouded the skies with smoke just days before the proposal, but that wasn’t going to stop him — if the coronavirus couldn’t keep them from getting engaged, then neither was the smoke. And so the stage was set for one incredibly beautiful Carmel Valley Ranch surprise proposal. [ read more … ]

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