Sarah and Neftali

Engagement Proposal Ideas in Antioch, ca

How We Met

We met when I was a senior in high school. We danced together at a graduation party. Throughout the summer we ran into each other several times through mutual friends. What started out as casual dating, transformed over the years into a once-in-a-lifetime love story.

How He Asked

After being together for 10 years, we knew we were ready to get married. We even reserved a date at a venue before we were engaged since we didn’t want to wait a year for next summer! With everything out in the open, I never expected him to be able to surprise me (he’s never been able to keep a secret from me). One Saturday morning, he picked me up at 4am for a magical hot air balloon ride over Napa valley at sunrise. This was the way we both dreamed of becoming engaged – even though we had never discussed it. I knew when he ordered my ring, and asked my father. I also knew he had been waiting awhile for it to arrive. Come to find out he was using his transparency as a tool for this surprise! He had me convinced that the ring didnt arrive in time for our special date. Either way, we enjoyed a wonderful balloon ride with 15 other people, followed by a wonderful brunch at Domain Chandon. That afternoon, we headed back home. He suggested a quick stop at “the hill”. This was a hill that looked out over the city, where we went for our first date, and many times since. Thinking nothing of it, we went up to take a picture with the view. Up there, with no one else in sight, he surprised me for the first time in our decade-long relationship. Feeling on top of the world, and like no one else in the world existed, he asked me to be his wife. I was in such shock, and so incredibly happy that my best friend pulled off the proposal of my dreams with the ring of my dreams!

Sarah and Neftali's Engagement in Antioch, ca