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Beautiful Beach Proposal


A sign of a great love is the ability to overcome distance.  Raul contacted us in April of last year to help him plan his beach proposal idea in Santa Monica.  When we interviewed him in order to come up with proposal ideas, we learned a lot about his relationship with Adilene.  Though he first saw her when she was just 15 years old, they didn’t reconnect until 5 years ago.  For the last 4 years, they had been in a long distance relationship, committed to making it work while he lived in California, she in Mexico.  We knew we definitely wanted to highlight the distance in the proposal idea but we wanted to do so in a glamorous, beachy setting.  We presented the idea of a gorgeous gazebo with orchids, her favorite flower, hanging down.  Raul loved it the idea so we started proposal planning.

During the most perfect sunset, our team set up the gazebo and strung the orchids.  Inside the gazebo we displayed a map highlighting the distance that they had overcome.  On the other side of the gazebo, we set up a costal theme blanket and pillow area where they could watch the sunset.

When Raul and Adilene arrived, he immediately dropped to his knee and proposed.  She said YES!!!  After the proposal, they watched the sunset and then enjoyed dinner at a restaurant we reserved for them.

Raul was one of the nicest clients we have ever worked with.  We are so honored to have been a part of their special day and we wish them all the best.  If you want to create a dream proposal for your partner, contact The Heart Bandits today!  We can execute the idea you already have or come up with a creative proposal idea for you.  Don’t forget to think about the moment you propose, how will you hide your engagement ring in the bulky box that comes with it?  Get a flat engagement ring box way smaller than your wallet at

Proposal Planning: The Heart Bandits

Photography: Alissa Noelle Photography

Event Decor: Butterfly Floral Event & Design


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An entrepreneur since childhood, Michele is proud to have left her Air Force and corporate career behind to start her own business that she is truly passionate about. Her “type-A personality” has certainly proven useful when creating dream proposals where the stakes are extremely high. Armed with a Business degree, a no-nonsense attitude, and the drive to do whatever it takes to bring her client’s vision to life, she has successfully masterminded hundreds of perfect marriage proposals. In her spare time, you will find Michele laughing, dancing, and spending time with family.

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