Samira and Shaw

Where to Propose in Laguna Beach, top of the world

How We Met

We met in Thailand on a bus a few years ago. Since then we have fallen in love, traveled the world together, and made a home together.

We both went to Thailand separately with our best friends. We ended up all going to the famous Full Moon Party on the same night, but we didn’t meet there. In Thailand getting places is tough! So we had to take a ferry from the island back to the mainland and hop on a bus to get to the airport. We met on the bus. We found out we both went to UCLA and lived only 20 minutes away from each other. The 4 of us that day even had the same 6-hour layover together and flight back to Bangkok. It was meant to be.

How They Asked

We met in Thailand on a bus a few years ago. Since then we have fallen in love, traveled the world together, and made a home together.

For our 10th country together, we were compelled to do something really special. Svalbard, Norway fit the location. Proposal fit the occasion (so he told me later).

Samira and Shaw's Engagement in Laguna Beach, top of the world

We made it to Oslo, Norway before being forced to quarantine. We had to turn around and come back to Southern California. Two weeks later and we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day on the same location as our first date. Even in a global pandemic, my love was showing me light and how much love we have for each other.

When the whole world seems uncertain, you were still clear