Lauren and Trent

How We Met

Trent and I met when I was 18 and he was 19, just starting college. The night I met him I came home and said, “I’m gonna marry that guy”. Little did I know that 5 years later we would be engaged!

How They Asked

Trent is a pretty shy guy and on THE day he was so calm and normal that I really didn’t think it was going to happen. We went to strands to have a picnic because the last few picnics we planned were rained out. We sat there at a bench at the top of strands beach in Dana point and enjoyed our picnic while the sun started to set. After, we decided to walk down to the beach. After we walked around a little he pulled a note out of his pocket. At the end of the note, it said, “turn around”. After that, he got behind me and said, “I’ve been wanting to ask you this for a long time, “will you marry me?” And got down on one knee.

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I immediately said yes and started crying. Then, the next surprise was that my friends came running out of a stick hut on the beach that they were hiding in. After taking fun pictures on the beach we went back to Trent’s house where he said we would have a couple of drinks to celebrate before going out. I expected to just see the few friends that surprised me at the proposal but, I walked in and was surprised by all of our friends and family. I have always dreamed of my proposal but, this was SO much MORE!

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Special Thanks

Maria Brennan
 | Videographer
Taylor Castro
 | Planning
Tatum Smith
 | Photographer