I loved getting to work with an awesome team of vendors to create this luxurious Monterey Surprise Proposal at Sanctuary Beach Resort for Noah and Miloni! I can’t speak highly enough of Pocketful of Plans enough for spearheading this weekend- definitely recommend her going forward if you’re thinking of taking your surprise proposal up a notch!
How They Met
“We met on our first day of college, moving in for our first day at Johns Hopkins University. Funny enough, we did NOT fall in love at first sight. Noah is the hyper-organized, always punctual type. Miloni is the go-with-the-flow, get there when we are going to get there type. So when she rolled up 30min late to orientation with our dorm floor with a venti latte in her hand, Noah was…shall we say….skeptical. Miloni looked at Noah, and saw this dude with a buzz cut and blender bottle….classic meathead jock. Didn’t really seem like her type. But boy were we both wrong. We became the best of friends, and soon after that became even more than friends. It was the best kind of slow-burn relationship you could ever ask for.” – Noah & Miloni
What Do You Love The Most About Your Partner?
“Miloni is the most compassionate partner you could ever ask for. With the biggest heart. And big happy eyes that match every-time she’s overjoyed — making her the most fun person to surprise. That, plus the kindest ambition you can find in anyone makes her perfect. I’ve known she was the one for a long while now, but I made the decision to pop the question in the next year last fall after Miloni and I moved into San Francisco together after 3.5 years of long-distance. We spent the holidays with our families and I asked her parents for Miloni’s hand.” – Noah
“Noah is kind without expectation. He’s kind and always does the right thing, helping people even if they are a stranger — simply because it’s right and he can, and I love that most about him. Honestly, it’s easy to love someone when things are good. Noah loved me when things were hard. He dropped everything when I needed him – and from that moment along I knew he was the one.” – Miloni
Details Of The Day
One of my favorite highlights of this luxurious Monterey surprise proposal was definitely the picnic on the beach! I loved the pink and beige palette, cozy pillows, and stunning floral arrangements by Seascape Flowers. Plus, Noah’s outfit was so well coordinated with Miloni’s gorgeous blue velvet dress- it makes my Monterey photographer heart so happy! Speaking of outfits, he kept the ring box in his sock! What a stroke of genius! This 18k gold ring from Glennpeter Jewelry is just stunning, don’t you think? I love how the pave diamonds go halfway around! Noah also told me that the prongs are made of platinum for stability and that the diamonds make the prongs disappear into the center rock, giving the effect of a floating solitaire!
Ice Cream & Bubbly
It goes without saying that Miloni was SO surprised, not only with his proposal but the extra cherry on top: ice cream! Noah really thought of everything to make this day perfect, and our team of vendors made sure everything came together seamlessly. He got Miloni’s favorite handcrafted vanilla ice cream from Revival Ice Cream and of course, waffle cones for easy, on-the-go snacking! Throw in some sparkling wine from Folktale Winery, as per Kaitlin’s expert opinion, and you have so many sweet details!
Teamwork & Dreamwork
This Monterey surprise proposal was very private and overlooking the water. I’ll never get tired of being a Monterey proposal photographer because of lovely occasions like this! Capturing their smiling faces on the beach as well as in the eucalyptus gardens inside the resort was such a treat! Not to mention working with this amazing team:
Planned by Pocketful of Plans
Flowers | Seascape
Photography | Me! AGS Photo Art
Venue | Sanctuary Beach Resort
Ice Cream | Revival
Bubbly | Folktale Winery
If you’re on the lookout for a dream team of vendors for making your surprise proposal perfect, you’ve found it here! Reach out through my contact and let’s make it happen!