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Lauren thought she knew when Graeme was going to propose, but Graeme was determined to surprise her. He had arranged for both of their families to go out for dinner the night before their cruise to Mexico. Lauren was told that only Graeme’s family would be there for his “birthday dinner,” but Lauren still had a feeling that the proposal would come that night. Graeme had to make some changes to the original plan since she had figured it out. He asked Lauren’s friend, Joanna, to make plans to exercise by the beach in Santa Monica on that Saturday morning. Graeme woke up early to “run errands” with his brother, Shaun. Instead, they met up in Santa Monica and they set up over a thousand rose petals on a grassy overlook of the ocean that said, “Will you marry me?”

Meanwhile, Joanna and Lauren arrived for their walk and stumbled upon all of the rose petals, but she didn’t realize what was going on until she heard their song, Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours” playing. She started jumping up and down with excitement and Graeme came out from his hiding spot. Graeme guided Lauren over to a blanket surrounded by a heart made out of rose petals and got down on his knee and proposed. People passing by were cheering, and Joanna and Shaun were hiding behind trees watching the moment. After the proposal, they went for brunch with Graeme’s accomplices, Shaun and Joanna, and celebrated with both sets of families that night.

We love romantic surprises like this! This proposal makes us swoon! Their New Year’s Eve wedding was a double whammy for celebrating. Not only did their guests toast to a gorgeous couple, but they rang in the 2010, a year that would surely be sweet for the newlyweds!

Mazel tov, Lauren and Graeme!

Venue – Sephardic Temple
Photographer – ABM Photography
Entertainment – Pini Cohen Band
Makeup – Makeup the Bride
Hair – Adeena Sternlib – Blush Salon
Jewelry – Los Angeles Diamond Factory
Flowers – Angelic Floral Studio
Bakery – Schwartz Bakery
Ketubah – Ketubah.com

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  • Nicky says:

    Another beautiful Ketubah by Ketubah.com! We added the link :) Thank you for letting us know!

  • Monica S. says:

    Hi, I love looking at all your Real Weddings. This one is beautiful!