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June 26, 2013
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A few weeks ago, Jason contacted me to tell me he was planning on proposing to his girlfriend of 6 years, whom he has known since junior high. That first sentence already captured my heart. His plan was to propose to her at Dolores Park where they took their first trip together and where he knew she was the girl he wanted to spend the rest of his life with. He also wanted a few close friends to be present and surprise his girlfriend, Sunmee right after the proposal.

Of course, I was all for this and wanted to be part of it! The only problem was, Jason and his girlfriend aren’t from the Bay Area and hadn’t been to Dolores Park in years. Since their first trip the park had gone through some renovations. We actually weren’t sure the bench he had been talking about still existed. I went to scout out the location and was elated to find the bench existed! I took some photos, drew all over them and helped create “The Plan.” The trickiest part of this was I had no idea what Jason and Sunmee looked like as I was going off of a photo he sent to me!

The day of the proposal I headed over and secured the bench. Jason & Sunmee’s friends showed up and we essentially took that bench hostage. At one point we asked a random couple if they would be willing to sit on the bench, and when Jason and Sunmee approached, to just casually get up and leave (sooooo smooth, right?)

Jason proposed overlooking San Francisco, she said yes!, their friends ran out from behind a tree to surprise them and the entire secret proposal was a success!

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Jason & Sunmee’s friends waiting.
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The couple we enlisted to save the bench for us + hiding behind a tree.
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Nothing like a little Tartine to help celebrate!
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 -link to slideshow-

 

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