Cristina and Al's Sunrise Proposal at the Top of Haleakala

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How We Met: Al & I are high school sweethearts <3 We were classmates in 2nd year high school and we’ve been together ever since.

How He Asked: We’ve been together for 12 years now and 7 years long distance relationship. When I planned to visit Al in LA for his MBA graduation he took the opportunity and ┬áhe decided to surprise me on a trip to Maui just the two of us.

He planned a sunrise proposal at the top of Haleakala — a dormant volcano in Maui. We drove up at dawn so when we got there all you could see was the sky filled with stars, he just said we were joining a group tour so I was clueless the entire time.

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After a few hours of waiting, we went up to the observatory and he picked a spot where we could watch the sunrise with no one blocking the view as soon as the tip of the sun showed up he turned around and started his speech about our whole 12 years with tears in his eyes, professed his love, knelt down and asked me to spend the rest of my life as his wife.

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It was such a magical moment with the colors of the sky, the sea of clouds. The view was just as amazing! It was nothing i’d ever imagined. He said he planned a sunrise proposal symbolizing a fresh start and a new beginning in our lives :)

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Photos by: Engaged on Maui