You are looking for the perfect proposal idea for your stay in Southern California.
And it just so happens that we have not one, but four perfect proposal ideas – complete with planning tips from time of day to the celebration that follows.
Allow us to elaborate.
Writing in the Sand
You came to Shutters on the Beach and Casa del Mar to have the beach at your doorstep. So why not use it as a canvas when you ask your loved one to marry you? Write a message in the sand where the tide will not disturb it, then walk along the beach with your loved one and pretend you are seeing the words for the first time.
Mornings and early evenings are best if you would like to be alone on the beach, and those planning on having a photographer capture the moment will want to consider the lighting too. A midday photoshoot may leave you and your fiancé looking white-washed in bright sunlight, while sunsets can create silhouettes – actually setting the stage for some of the most captivating photos.
Sunset Over the Pacific
Romantic and classic, a sunset proposal can be especially memorable in Santa Monica, where the sky is known to light up with soft oranges and pinks at day’s end. Elevate the moment with a bottle of champagne from the curated collection at Shutters or Casa. Our guest services team can assist you with your plans when you reach out in advance.
A Magical Moment
Give your proposal a touch of magic with a personalized moment performed by Derek Hughes, the magician in residence at Shutters and Casa and four-time Magic Castle Parlour Magician of the Year nominee. With discerning aesthetic and expert showmanship, Derek will curate a one-of-a-kind performance for your special someone, setting the stage for you to pop the question and creating a unique moment that you both will cherish for years to come.
Part of our Beyond the Beach experiences, the Custom Magical Moment package starts at $1,500.
Reminiscent of a pearl found within an oyster, a ring inside of a seashell is the perfect way to catch your other half off guard. Act as if you have just found the shell on the beach when you present it to your soon-to-be fiancé. (An alternative is to hide a message in a bottle, which you can pluck from the shore break, and keep the ring safely on your person.)
No matter how you choose to pop the question, make plans for the entire day to keep the special feeling going – whether you begin with an activity like stand up paddleboarding or end with dinner on the oceanfront to celebrate your engagement.
And once you’ve successfully popped the question, our professional Catering Sales Team, led by Kimberly Garcia, can help you plan the most memorable wedding for you and your guests at the beach. For more information, dial (310)-587-1705 or contact us.
Photo by Embrace Life Photography.