Today we take love to the West where the skies are golden and the waters clear, where every marriage proposal takes place in front of a breathtaking backdrop. These California coast proposals highlight all of the magic found out there, from the mountaintops to the sandy beaches. Read on to hear HowTheyAsked’s picks for the best marriage proposal ideas in California:
California Coast Proposal
This California coast proposal has all the makings for a peaceful and romantic moment. Take your girl on a quiet walk down the beach and surprise her as the soft afternoon light makes this memory really shine.
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Photos by: Cami at Cami Jane Photography
Surprise Beach Proposal
Turn a family day of fun at the beach into an afternoon you’ll never forget. Cute sunglasses? Check. Adorable bathing suits? Check. Family surrounding you and ready to celebrate? Check and check, in this Surprise Beach Proposal.
Message in a Bottle
This one will take a lot of coordinating and you’ll need the cooperation of some of her best friends. Create a message in a bottle with a poem inside that leads her to the dock where you’ll be waiting, ring in hand. Example here: Message In a Bottle Marriage Proposal.
Photos and Video by Jenna Joseph Photography
Hiking Proposal at Big Sur
So you’re the outdoorsy type? Pop the question at the height of your climb and make sure to have a photographer hidden a distance away, like this Hiking Proposal at Big Sur.
Photos by Laura Hernandez Photography
For that spectacular view without the workout clothes and shoes, take her to a cliffside beach. The smiles say it all in this cliffside proposal video.
Photos by Dylan Razo
Barbershop Quartet Beach Proposal
Get the guys together in matching outfits and propose to the tune of something sweet. Guaranteed tears of happiness: Barbershop Quartet Beach Proposal
Photos by Tyler Branch Photo
La Jolla Proposal
Nothing says romance like a private proposal with the waves crashing around you. Perfection.
Photos by Jenna Joseph Photography
San Francisco Bay Marriage Proposal
A simple proposal at it’s finest. She’s rocking that topknot and that killer smile. See this San Francisco Marriage proposal.
Photos by JC Page Photographers
Big Bear Mountain
Save the moment for a winter camping trip and ask her for her hand on a snowy day. Matching plaid shirts not required (though it was super cute in this Big Bear Mountain Proposal)
Red Rock Canyon
This photo makes my heart stop. What better way to say yes? Red Rock Canyon Marriage Proposal
Photos by Chelsea Nicole Photography