Back in April on my birthday, Blake told me that he would be giving me my birthday present in July in LA on our vacation. I thought it could be a proposal, but he assured me I was wrong! He told me he would be giving me an “experience”. Fast forward to July 3rd, 2017, Blake drove me to Burbank airport and surprised me with a helicopter ride at sunset. The helicopter flew over the Hollywood Sign, downtown LA, the Santa Monica Pier, and up the coast of Malibu. Still thinking that this was my birthday present, I sat there in awe at how beautiful this experience was! The pilot then explained we would be landing halfway through and we landed on top of a mountain in the middle of Malibu, with the sun setting behind us overlooking the mountains, and the Pacific ocean in the other direction. The pilot pulled out champagne and cheesecake and I was blown away by the entire experience. Just as I was about to sit down, Blake asked the pilot to take a picture of us. As we were posing, Blake whispered in my ear, “I love you so much Leah Marie,” and he proceeded to get down on one knee and ask me to marry him. I was completely blown away and shocked! I of course said yes, and could not be more lucky to marry my best friend + love of my life! We will remember this special evening in our hearts forever!