Mallory and George

Marriage Proposal Ideas in Descanso Gardens La Cañada Flintridge, CA

How He Asked

George had me convinced that I was helping with the engagement photo shoot of our close friends but little did I know he would be asking me to marry him! I was envious of our close friends because they picked my dream location for an engagement. I had told George time and time again that I wanted to visit the beautiful gardens during the spring and summer season while the flowers were still blooming.We had yet to visit the garden but I was still happy for our friends and proud of their taste! On May 7th I arrived at the gardens prepared to help with poses and makeup retouches and only to find out that the roles were reversed! As we ventured down the Boddy House trail I caught a glimpse of what looked like George. After being prompted to look at what was ahead I couldn’t believe my eyes. I was in disbelief that my boyfriend was there! I anxiously walked up to meet him with tears in his eyes. He grabbed my hand and pulled me close to him and I knew this was the moment I had been waiting for, the moment I had been dreaming of, this was our moment. I had never seen him more nervous in my life. He muttered, “I love you” and then the love of my life proceeded to get down on one knee and ask me to be his wife.

The moment was a dream come true. After coming to my senses I heard the shutter sound of the photographer snapping away. I was so thankful that our special moment had been captured! I immediately was overcome with emotion and hugged our friends and thanked them for convening with George to create our perfect proposal.

To this day I don’t recall how I actually answered his question as my heart was ready to burst! I had never felt such a rush of emotions in my life. From what he recalls I managed to whisper “yes” with a lump in my throat. After he received the answer he had hoped for he went in for a kiss and I couldn’t help but squeal, “It all makes sense now!” He smiled and then pulled me in for the much awaited kiss.

We went on to have a stunning engagement shoot at Descanso Gardens. I later came to find that there were more surprises, one of which was my closest family and friends meeting us later in the day to celebrate! Be still my heart! I still feel like I’m in a dream sequence. I couldn’t have asked for a more intimate and romantic proposal. I am in awe of the masterminds behind the planning, he and all our dear friends had me fooled! His love is the best thing I’ve ever experienced. I will always be proud to tell our proposal story. George and I are so excited to continue celebrating our engagement and love for each other. I feel so blessed to have found the love of my life and my truest friend in George. Time to start planning the wedding!

Where to Propose in Descanso Gardens La Cañada Flintridge, CA

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Special Thanks

Aaron Servera | 
Photographer
Thomas | 
Planning
Adena | 
Planning