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Beachside Proposal

We have had some exciting family news here recently
our youngest son,  Hunter
is now engaged to his gorgeous girlfriend Megan!
They have been together nearly seven years already!

When we heard a proposal was in the works
Ellis asked her brother if we could help with the proposal set up.
We were so excited when Hunter said yes to our offer!

Ellis scouted a perfect spot in San Clemente
on the grass overlooking the beach for Hunter to pop the question!
Also perfect, a corner, around the building,  for the families to hide behind 
so we could all celebrate this life event after the private proposal!

Ellis and I even did a setup run  through in my backyard 
the week before with pictures
so that we could pop it all up in a flash!

Ellis and her husband Elliot
and their pup Aspen
drove up in the morning from San Diego
to the site at recently restored
Old Hanson Beach Club in San Clemente
to guarantee the perfect spot overlooking the ocean! 

Jeff and I arrived in the afternoon
with a car completely packed to the roof
with our styling props!

Because we had pictures and styling  decisions pre done
set up was pretty much a snap!

We wanted to create an intimate space with a modern Hawaiian  flair
since they had both returned from vacation there, with Megan's family!

We had champagne on ice
with toasting goblets for the couple!

When we heard by text Hunter was nearby 
we all went to our hiding corner.
Our wonderful photographer Lindsey
was also in place
to capture the moments forever!

In the first picture is Megan getting out of the truck.

We had gotten her there on a rouse of a big family dinner
so walking up
she thought she had arrived at a new restaurant.

In the second picture
was a perfect illustration
that you can't control everything in life.

In the time we had left to wait 
an interested gentleman became enthralled with the setup.
 It was  a few long minutes for Hunter ...
waiting for the gentleman to move on
so Hunter could do his proposal!

But it all went off wonderfully
'She said Yes!'

Afterwards it was family hugs all around!

We brought canned champagne on ice
so the family could also toast to the engagement
while our gorgeous couple had engagement photos done with the photographer!

Ellis did a tasty nibbles board so we would have appetizers
before we all went out to dinner
to celebrate
the joining of our two families!

It was the perfect way so put down life memories
of the event
celebrate such a momentous occasion!

It was all smiles for new family pictures!

The newly engaged couple!
And how perfect did Megan's new dress from Anthropologie
work out for the occasion and venue!

Big thanks to our fabulous photographer 
for capturing a life moment
with such personal warmth and artistry! 

The older I get
the more I truly appreciate 
great photos of life happenings!

We finished off the event with Mexican Wedding Cookies 
boxed up for everyone!

Wishing these two 
a life full of love and happiness!

As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life


  1. This was so beautiful.Im sure plans have started for the big day. Looking forward to pics and sharing in the memories.

    1. Donna thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to comment dear! I appreciate it!

  2. So sweet! The setup was gorgeous. What a beautiful, supportive family!

    1. Thank you so much Susan!! We are all so happy Megan will be joining our family! I appreciate your visit here and comment darling!!

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    1. Aww thank you ever so much darling! Big hugs to you dear!!

  4. How exciting and well done, fam!

  5. Congratulations to the happy couple. All so beautiful. Her dress and shoes were just perfect and blender perfectly with that of her proposer. Magical!

    1. Thank you so much for your good wished and your visit here darling!! Yes, weren't Megan's dress and shoes just style pick perfection!!

      Loved your last dress of summer dear!!

  6. What a beautiful and happy day for you and your family. Congratulations to the young couple, and to you and Ellis for organising such a lovely venue. Thank you for sharing it all with us.

    1. Aww thank you ever so much dear Patricia!! I so appreciate your visit and kind words!!

  7. Loved seeing these beautiful photos of this special time in your life! What a beautiful family you have! Cheers to the whole crew!!! xx

    1. What a treat to have you visit here darling!! Thank you so much for your visit and sweet words gorgeous!!

    TWO DOWN ...........ONE to GO!YOU are on a ROLL...........
    Before you know it this BLOG will be about the GRAND BABIES!!!!!!
    Where has the TIME GONE!

    1. Thank you for your visit dearest Elizabeth and sweet words! I am anxiously awaiting to hear more about your dear son's wedding plans! Will the wedding be up north or San Diego?

      I am working today on all of the info you requested for you article ... and honored to be chosen!! xox

  9. Congratulations to the beautiful couple! What a wonderful family endeavor - your son and his bride-to-be are truly blessed.

    1. Thank you ever so much Juliet! I am looking forward to learning about you dream building in the Pacific North West! Such an exciting endeavor! Thank you for reading dear!

  10. Oh my goodness, I have tears! Such an amazing proposal thanks to a family effort all around. The photos could not have captured the happiness any better. Congratulations to the happy 'engaged' couple. Love is grand isn't it?!! xox

    1. Aww thank you ever so much dearest Deborah! You are always the absolute sweetest darling!! Missing you much!!

  11. Lovely, as usual, with everything you touch! Beautiful photos, beautiful setting, thank you for sharing. So happy for you, oxox

    1. Linda thank you so much for stopping by and reading! Your sweet words are a gift to my soul!!

  12. Such a beautiful post from start to finish! Congratulations!

  13. So gorgeous! Everything you touch turns to magic creativity! I also know how much time and effort is involved to create a post like this. Bravo to you and congratulations to your family!

  14. How beautiful is this.... Such a darling couple. Congrats!!!

  15. OH I LOOOOOVED reading this! How in the world did I miss this glorious post? xx