Sharan and Deepak

How We Met

Deepak and I met on a dating app back in April 2017. He asked me to go to dinner at this cute restaurant, Little Sister, in Manhattan Beach. I typically avoid dinner on the first date…what if it’s not going well and you’re just getting through appetizers?! But I loved this restaurant and couldn’t say no. I’m so glad I didn’t because we closed down the restaurant after hours of laughter and what felt like the easiest conversation ever. And after that, we’ve been inseparable.

How They Asked

Deepak had told me he had a celebratory work dinner on May 18th and to keep my calendar open for that. I had no clue he had been planning to propose on this day, for months! I had even seen his boss a month prior to this and he mentioned doing a small dinner soon, so I was none the wiser. Deepak latched onto that and planned the evening around this dinner. As we drove out to Malibu, I sensed Deepak was being a little off, but I didn’t think much of it. He was driving like 45 mph on the freeway!

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And I turned to him and said, “Babe, you’re driving really slow! What’s going on?!” He quickly caught himself and picked up the speed, but mentioned we were running early and had time to spare before dinner. Little did I know, two of his best friends were at the scene setting up the most beautiful proposal spot while we were on the way. As we pulled up to the restaurant, he turned to me and said I have a surprise for you…you have to put this blindfold on though.

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And at that point, I had a feeling it was going to happen! He walked me onto the beach and about halfway to the spot let go of my hand and said, “Damn it, I left something in the car! Stay here. I’ll be right back.” I thought to myself, where am I going to go to this blindfold! Ha! So I stood there until I heard him running back and he finally told me I could take the blindfold off.

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I couldn’t believe my eyes, flowers, photos of us, champagne…it was amazing. I couldn’t even remember after that if he got on one knee, but I do remember saying, “Yes!” Shortly after two of his best friends popped out from a tent nearby and surprised us! We celebrated together and met my family for dinner afterward. It couldn’t have been a more perfect evening!

Special Thanks

Sara Knobel
 | Photographer