You never know what you’ll find or stumble upon at Torrey Pines State Beach!
Today was no exception.
What a joy it was to spot some cool “raked” writing in the sand and discover it was a marriage proposal…in POLISH!
(What a joy it always is to have my camera in hand as well)!
It took a small village to plan and make today happen.
I asked the two guys on the beach (Gino and Dan) who had just finished “raking” the proposal for their friend/co-workers Nathan and his soon to be fiance, Catherine (who is Polish).
It said (in Polish), “Catherine, will you marry me?” in the sand.
Here’s a quick video!
And a photo of the Proposal!
Plus an extra added bonus, they made a giant heart in the sand as well. I couldn’t resist taking this photo of the heart!
I was so captivated by the soon-to-be joyous (hopefully) occasion, that I offered to help keep beach strollers away from the masterpiece and photograph the “event” from below.
I told passersby why we were “diverting” them. It was really cool. The excitement was building. Everyone was smiling Where was the couple??
They were going to be atop a cliff up above from where the proposal was etched!
The guys said that their friend, Nathan who was proposing to Catherine, had planned the exact spot up top and on the beach below.
Another friend, Scott, was waiting up above, concealed by the bushes. He was going to snap photos of the magic moment. Hopefully we’ll get a few later from Scott and I can add them to this post!
I took a few more pics of the cliff above.
We waited for about 15-20 minutes.
And then…We spotted Nathan and Catherine! Like little “ants”!
I zoomed it from the beach! Here’s Nathan Proposing to Catherine! Soon we were all cheering and clapping!
One more photo of Nathan and Catherine from the beach!
And here are Dan and Gino, celebrating the success of the proposal writing mission!
UPDATE! 4/28/15 7:36 p.m.
I just heard from Scott Mahoney, who took some great photos of the couple from above at the cliff!
Here they are! (Click on each photo to make it larger)!
Incidentally, you can find more of Scott’s Photos on his Instagram Account (@srmphotography)
Congrats to Nathan and Catherine for many happy years ahead together!
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4 thoughts on “A Proposal Atop a Cliff at Torrey Pines State Reserve and Beach!”
Dear Susan, That is awesome! Even after all these years people still find a way to propose in ways that amaze me. I wish the Happy Couple all the best . Best, Maria
I know, thanks Maria! It really was wonderful!
Susan, what a fun time to come across that. A few years ago there was a big marriage proposal right before the start of a Les Mis performance at the Gammage in Phoenix. People asked us to throw flowers at a certain moment, so we did. I took photos and tried to find them online, but never did.
That is amazing Luanne! Let me know if you ever find the pics!