Matt & Sarah // Romantic Southern California Coast engagement

Romantic Southern California Coast engagement // ©2017 Sun & Sparrow Los Angeles wedding photographer

FROM THE BRIDE // It was a Friday morning in February, and it was pouring rain. By some miracle I was working from home,  and I woke up to flowers and wrapped presents, which Matt said were my belated birthday gifts. He had apparently been planning this for a while, as he had alleged on my birthday the week before that all of my gifts had been backordered and would be arriving late.  Since we were both home, Matt suggested we celebrate my birthday by going to lunch, but I was on calls all morning, and admittedly not in the best mood. I kept trying to reschedule our lunch as Matt grew more impatient with me, finally handing me a half-packed duffle bag with clothes saying, “pack this, I have a surprise for you.” Luckily, my less than stellar mood kept me occupied as we drove past LAX to Terranea Resort is Palos Verdes. I genuinely thought this was some blown-out birthday surprise, and actually tried to convince him on our way to the hotel that we should turn around and go home! It never occurred to me that he was trying to propose. After a slight detour through the rain looking for the hotel lobby, we ended up on a beautiful balcony with champagne in hand. I thought nothing of it until I turned around and Matt was down on one knee. After spending the day and night at the resort, we came home the next day to celebrate with family and friends, and the weekend was perfect! We are so excited to get married, and can’t wait to spend another perfect weekend with everyone we love in April.

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