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Thursday, March 14, 2013

A very wet marriage proposal

Matthew Hartman wanted to propose to his girlfriend Elizabeth, so he stood on a rock at Laguna Beach, ready to play her a romantic song he had written. Watch what happened next...
Yikes! "Soaking wet, I quickly jumped up and said YES," says Elizabeth. And it's sweet that she never stopped smiling.

Here's a video of the whole thing:

How hilarious is that? I'm sure they'll never forget it:)

P.S. More cool proposal stories...

(Photos by Jon Hwang, via My Modern Met. Thanks, Shoko!)

76 comments:

Becca said...

OMG! Laughing out loud!

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City Born Country Bred said...

This is great!

Firenze said...

Lovely and funny!!! hehe


xoxo


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Carly said...

she sure did snap that ring box closed fast!

Jesse said...

impossibly unforgettable and sweet. ♥

L said...

Oh, that is so contrived. She was hardly surprised at the proposal given the fact he is in a suit and just about everyone has a camera on the beach. I think a private, intimate proposal is the best.

PrintedJae said...

Where did the guitar go? Poor guitar:(

CP and KW said...

hahah! this is what i'd expect would happen!
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cortney said...

i would die if i was proposed to in public and then hit by a wave. my anxious bones couldn't handle all the drama.

Nicole Renee said...

Amazing. I love that there are as many different types of proposals as there are couples. L seems like this would not be for her, but for this couple it seemed just perfect. I think it's a good sign for their marriage that they started the engagement journey giggling.

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Chloe Moon said...

Omg that's hilarious and totally memorable!! Aww I'm happy she said yes!!

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Tsultrim said...

You should watch this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_v7QrIW0zY

Kirsty said...

It would have been tragic if the ring had been washed away, but it ended up just being really memorable, they will have a much cooler story to tell their grandkids;)

Cassandra Marie // Oh Leander said...

That. is. awesome. Baaahahahaa! Such a great story for their kids :D

Margaret said...

Good thing he had a death grip on that ring box! Definitely a moment they won't forget...

Kimberly N said...

I heard of a very similar story, except the man got washed out to sea and passed away. Very somber note to this happy story! glad they have their happy ending!!

Love me if ya dare said...

This is amazing!!! Definitely something to remember!!

Ellie C. said...

oh my, I can't stop smiling. How adorable! Mother Nature has perfect timing as always ;)

Lauren Knight said...

Oh, my! That is so cute! And definitely memorable.

Janika R. said...

Lovely.. The pictures are amazing...

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Sarah said...

Ahhhhhhh!!!!!!!

Maiz Connolly said...

Talk about getting swept off your feet...

KJ said...

Oh, I disagree! I think it's adorable. I think the "best" proposal is one in which both parties are overjoyed, and surely this fits the bill!

kati said...

i grew up (and surfed) on the oregon coast where a rogue wave like that could kill you. this just stresses me out too much to think it's cool! as a photographer, i hate to see photos where the family/couple/baby is put in dangerous situations for "the shot". i hope this was the groom's idea and not the photographers... sorry to be such a downer, i usually hate when people are annoying safety monitors in blog comments, but i couldn't help it with this one. :)

Kelly J. R. said...

Good thing he didn't lose the ring!

Elisha said...

Oh my god! I can't stop laughing. I'm hoping the ring wasn't washed away...

Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** said...

Hilarious! But I do find it odd that he didn't carry her out of the water or anything, like a gentleman. She looks sort of upset walking away, not even looking at him. He just proposed to you, woman! And it took them a very long time to embrace afterwards ;) Awkward.

Mindy said...

Hilarious and awesome! Made for a great picture and a moment they can share with their kids. I'm sure it'll come up again and again throughout their entire lives. Those are the best moments :)

amanda said...

haha!! that is too good!! good thing they were such good sports about it! they should get engagements done like this to keep up the wet theme...haha

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Jovana M said...

I agree! It was SO awkward. Maybe he should've saved it for a calm day. :)

Stella Dobry said...

I loved reading through your previous engagement posts too. Such cute stories! Can't help getting a tear in my eye and a huge smile on my face. I love love.

Teffy said...

Haha amazing! Good thing the wave didn't carry the ring away!! X

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Kasia said...

hahah so cute!! and not to sound materialistic but glad the ring was safe!! that would have been a huge bummer not to mention expensive lol

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Briel said...

Great photos of the event!

Dana said...

my whole office is laughing at this now! At least they kept their sense of humor - and the ring!!!!

trinaenriquez said...

Yeah, I kinda have to agree on this one—to me this is a little scary. Stories have been appearing in the NorCal news over the past few months of people walking their dogs on beaches along the Humboldt coast and getting swept in by rogue waves...often, it seems, the dogs get swept away, the owners panic and go in after them, and end up perishing while the dogs are able to make it back to shore. You know what they say about never turning your back on the ocean.

Aya said...

I agree. He's in dress shoes basically in the tide pools. It seems awfully contrived to me, though I agree with KJ that to each their own. They're lucky they didn't get slashed up by the rocks!

Aya said...

Yes, my friend's father died this way--being swept away by a large wave while standing on the beach. It's very real.

sumslay said...

I was so worried about the ring, ha! Glad the ring - and them - survived. :D

jenniferhaejung said...

I am in medical school with Matt (we are in the same class) and it is so cool to see how viral this has gotten! Small world. Love your blog!

Victoria said...

This happened to us when we were taking our engagement photos!! We were devoured by a wave in La Jolla, California! We had a great laugh and the photos are so funny. It's awesome that this was all captured so beautifully! Ha!

poisonwood said...

Haha! Thats amazing!

Sarah and Renuka said...

That's incredible! Definitely an unforgettable moment!

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moseyblog said...

The photos are really cute but yeah, watching the video makes it look totally awkward and scary.

Courtney Suzanne said...

I was in Laguna last summer, and those waves were intense. We had to sit pretty far away from them to stay safe. The local surfers were warning the little ones away. Scary!

Kristina said...

Too funny! It actually made for a stunning photo though before the wave crashed down on them.

Kristina

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Mariclare Cole said...

hahaha she laughs and says "Salty!" at the end after they kiss. :)

Jessica @ Little Maple Leaf said...

HAHAHA thank goodness she said yes! That's so sweet & hilarious!!! Probably means good luck for the future for this happy couple :)

JessieMC said...

Haha - that's what I was thinking! I bet he was FREAKING out about that ring. Haha.

Also, reminds me a little of my proposal. My husband proposed in the woods, and right after I said "yes", the log I was standing on broke and I fell flat on my butt. Lol. I ended up wet and dirty but we laughed and laughed. :)

Kristin @ w/milk and sugar said...

Good thing he didn't drop the ring :)

Bucktown Mom said...

I don't know...why was he looking over his shoulder before he pulled the ring out? It almost looked like he was waiting for the wave.

sacredmonkeysofthevatican said...

"Never turn your back on the sea, it's a living thing." Grandpa's favorite line. :-)

Nicole Carrington said...

They're VERY lucky to have not lost the ring! It ended perfectly. It turned out awesome.

Lizzie Polish said...

I so agree! I would have killed my husband if he had done some grand gesture or even proposed in front of someone. He actually did it sitting in the McDonalds drive through. We were waiting to order and he looked over at me and asked. I said yes. It was very sweet. All I needed. We celebrated with fries. The marriage is what counts. The proposal is overblown.

Sandra Carson said...

These are some of the moments in your life that will never return back...so just click it...

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Hollan said...

What's wrong with someone spending time planning their proposal? It's thoughtful and sweet that this man spent time planning his proposal. The only thing I see wrong with this is how long it took her to embrace him after they are on the beach!

McKenzie said...

Oh wow! hahaha imagine that timing! Made for such a moment :) It shows you can only go and plan it so far hahaha x

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Lauren Gordon-Thomson said...

Haha oh this is so fantastic! I had a proper out loud chuckle.

Lauren x
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tales of the golden state said...

how they deal with it is very charming!

Vera said...

it's really sweet! i've seen someone else recommended Isaac's Live Lip-Dub Proposal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_v7QrIW0zY

Get your tissues out ladiess!

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La Saloperie said...

So sweet! I really hope she had the ring properly on her finger before they were washed away...

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SMS said...

Very awkward video, super darling photos.

Jenn D said...

This is so hilarious! As long as the ring wasn't lost, it's all perfect. life never goes to plan anyway.
Jenn
With Luck

Shannon said...

hahahah!!! that's funny!
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JeanneW said...

Oh how adorable and fun(ny) too! Those rocks at Laguna are really jagged. I'm glad they didn't get hurt.

beyondblessedblog.com said...

This is incredible! Haha So funny! I bet they were so excited the fall didn't even hurt that badly ;)

Michael said...

That's soo funny! What a memorable proposal!

CamMi Pham said...

wow that is so sweet and funny at the same time
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lauralcharles said...

That's adorable. x

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Thomas Watson said...

Good thing she didn't lost the ring.

Rosa María said...

OMG! still a beautiful way to propose!

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