Gabe and Cherish

Gabe and Cherish's Engagement in Sunset Cliffs in San Diego, CA

How We Met

I met my fiance on Auguat 1st in the parking lot of a grocery store. I was preparing for work that day, and as I was walking out from the store, and back to my car, i noticed someone staring at me from the backseat of her car. I continued walking, and struggled to put all of my items into the car. After 5.5 minutes of loading: waters, cookies, and 18 balloons, she was still there staring at me.

So i went into my car, rolled down my windows, and played the most sensual music in my playlist (what else was i supposed to do)? lol. I told myself, “she’s going to love this.” I grabbed a flyer with my information on it, walked over to her and introduced myself. I asked her if she knew anyone who was interested in buying a house and she said, “no.”

Days went by and nothing – i had forgotten about her. 7 days later i receive a text message asking if i was Gabe. This ended up being her, and we went on to date, and now we are engaged with 2 children. :)

How They Asked

On my 2 year anniversary, I told my girlfriend we were going out to take family photos and to record a video announcing to the world that we were expecting. …but I surprised her with the most PERFECT PROPOSAL! • We picked them both up at her house. Drove her to our secret location. I made them both close their eyes. I walked them to our “secret destination”. I placed headphones over her ears and played a video.

Where to Propose in Sunset Cliffs in San Diego, CA

I created a video of the timeline of our relationship. From our first EVER text message. To our first date. All of our monumental moments of 2015, 2016, and 2017! At the end of the video, her instructions were to remove the headphones, stand up, and turn around! That is when she was surprised by everyone in front of her! • She broke down crying – I broke down crying.

I poured my heart out to my girlfriend in front of all of our loved ones. I wanted everyone to witness my love for her – and she said yes. • For the past 2 years, I’ve watched her beautiful daughter grow into this perfect little angel. I dropped to my knee again, asked her if it was okay to marry her mother – she said yes – but that wasn’t all…I asked her if I could be her Dad and be there for her as she grows older. She told me yes!

Our Video

Special Thanks

Andrea Mendez
 | They purchased the flowers, set up the chairs, set up the balloons and rose petals on the floor. She also coordinated everyone's parking while there.
Aaron E
 | Videographer
Edgar P
 | Photographer