Mena and Edward

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How We Met

We met through mutual friends. My best buddy from school’s wife had a best girlfriend at her school.  We were studying for finals one day and he asked if I would be interested in meeting his wife’s best friend/school colleague for a blind date.  I had never been on a blind date and neither had Mena.  So taking a leap of faith I said sure lets do it.  We chose to go to the Penthouse restaurant in Santa Monica.  When Mena showed up she took my breath away.  Immediately I thought she was way out of my league.  She was genuine, funny and intelligent.  I was nervous and talked A LOT. Somehow my goofy humor and sincerity worked.  We just clicked.  After the first half hour it was easy to talk to her because she is a good listener. We ended the date with a hug and I secured a coveted second date.  SUCCESS!

How He Asked

I had always been taken back by the beauty of Big Sur.  But one location, in particular, really looked heavenly.  I decided right then and there that I wanted to propose at Pfeiffer Beach “Golden Door”.  I wanted it all to be perfect so I started planning. I got us a fancy hotel and dinner reservations at Sierra Mar.  But I didn’t want to do the traditional ask during dinner.  So I decided I wanted to use the natural beauty of Big Sur to make it extra special and have a beach proposal.  I reached out to you to plan a magnificent beach proposal/picnic at sunset.  We walked down the beach and I waited for it to clear then I went for it.  She said YES!  We had an audience because the beach was packed.

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There was loud clapping and congratulations from the beachgoers.  Mena was crying as were girls in the audience.  She said it was a magical unforgettably perfect moment. We then enjoyed some delicious sweets and bubbly while watching the sunset on the horizon.

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