Joanne and Michael

How We Met

Michael and I met briefly in college through mutual friends and re-met shortly after graduating at a friend’s going away party. I honestly knew nothing about him and was hesitant about even hanging out with him. Surprisingly enough, we just clicked right away and it truly felt like we had already been best friends for years. And the rest is history :)

how they asked

There is this popup restaurant we have been dying to try and it’s impossible to get a reservation. The concept of the restaurant is that they don’t disclose the location of the dinner until the day of. A few months before the proposal, Michael excitedly forwards me a confirmation email claiming we finally got reservations. The day of, he decides he wants to keep the location a surprise and drives us to dinner. The drive seemed oddly long so I fall asleep on our way there. I wake up to see a beautiful mansion atop a hill at a private vineyard in Malibu. He takes me behind the house to a helipad with the most breathtaking view. As soon as I saw the edges of the candles and flowers, I knew it was happening!

Joanne's Proposal in Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards

Proposal Ideas Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards

Special Thanks

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