Alissa and Mike

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How We Met

We matched on a dating app, called BUMBLE. Mike gave me his phone number to move the relationship from digital to real life – I turned it back on him by saying i’m old fashioned and gave him my number. He immediately called (which i loved, less texting please!). Our first date was at a restaurant called SOCIAL in Costa Mesa, CA.

How He Asked

Fast forward a year and a half (and an amazing trip to Europe) – Mike proposed to me on Saturday, November 12, 2016.Mike called me a few months prior saying that he had received notification of room discounts at the Grand Del Mar (his favorite resort) and suggested that we plan a staycation. Without a doubt, I agreed and thought nothing of it.

When checking into the Grand Del Mar, the gentleman behind the counter stated that due to “low occupancy” they had upgraded us for free! After walking to the ginormous suite, there was a letter offering complimentary cocktails from 3:30 – 4:30pm at the Golf Grill. It was located a quick 3 minute walk from the main resort. Mike suggested that we grab drinks before dinner – and of course (free drinks) I agreed.

Walking out of the main resort the valet offered to chauffeur us to the Golf Grill; Mike quickly said, “No thank you, we’ll walk”. After walking a bit on the uneven stones I looked at Mike and said, “Why am I walking in high heels?” Mike grinned and changed the subject.

After walking on the sidewalk, I noticed rose petals leading to this helicopter pad. Mike escorted me into the center and got down on one knee, and asked me to be his forever.

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I said “YES!” with excitement! Mike also had a secret photographer planned who captures the moment and took photos of the us all over the resort for an hour.

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Special Thanks

Aaron Huniu
Photography