Megan and Lane

Where to Propose in The Duck Pond in Menlo Park, CA

How He Asked

On December 17, 2016 I woke up bright & early to get ready for my mom’s annual Christmas card photo at the Duck Pond in Menlo Park (a location we’ve frequented since I was a kid and is super special to me – I learned to ride my bike here, found out I was going to be a big sister for the first time here, etc.). I was running late (duh) so Lane, my boyfriend, said he’d drive me down from SF so I could finish my makeup in the car. When we got to the Duck Pond, Lane asked me to close my eyes and walked me to this beautiful tree that was decorated with hundreds of photos of us over the last 7 years, lanterns, flowers & our initials.

Proposal Ideas The Duck Pond in Menlo Park, CA

He got down on one knee and told me this is not only where I learned to ride my bike and found out I’d be a big sister for the first time, but also where I was about to get engaged (he said a lot of other absurdly sweet things but I was too busy SOBBING to pay attention let’s be real). After I screamed “YES!!!!” the photographer he had hired, my sisters, my mom, and my best friends he had flown out for the proposal popped out from across the pond ((: It was truly the best day of my LIFE!!!!

Special Thanks

Lisa DeNeffe
Photographer