Joelle and Matthew's Marriage Proposal at the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden

My sister Morgan and I had planned to meet up in Santa Barbara for lunch. Once we got there, we “coincidently” ran into my mom, other sister, best friend, and roommate. Morgan recommended that we all eat lunch at the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden Cafe. Once we were at the botanical gardens, I noticed that there was an entry fee and recommended that we eat at another place. My sister told me that it was free to enter, if we said we were going to the cafe so I told the attendant that we were going to the cafe. She let us in and gave us a map. After walking past beautiful flower fields, my sister pointed down a path towards a creek and said, “You go ahead and find the cafe while I wait for the others.” So, with my eyes glued to the map, I walked down the path only to look up at my now-fiance at the end of the path!

Marriage Proposal at the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden

Turns out, there is no cafe in the Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens!

Marriage Proposal at the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden

Video by Russell Holliday