Long gone are the days of romantic, candle-lit proposals in a fancy restaurant – Wacky and outrageous marriage proposalsare in, and they’re here to stay.
Ah, just imagine …
Beautiful Waikiki. The beach, the waves, the love of your life …
And a very public proposal of marriage, captured by multiple photographers.
There, from the back of a board, surfer Chris Garth proposed to his girlfriend, Lauren Oiye — who was surfing right beside him.
The pair met at Queen’s Beach in Waikiki two years ago, so Chris knew it was the perfect place to ask for her hand. But he took it just one step further — if “step” is the right word — by proposing while catching a wave.
He knelt on his board, opened the ring box and made his offer.
Then as soon as Lauren said “yes” … he dropped the box.
But all was not as it seemed. There’s an incredible twist to this romantic tale that makes it that extra bit special.
Chris was a smart guy. He had the real ring safe on shore and was carrying a substitute, just in case of mishaps. Details about the rings were not released.
And Lauren was able to accept her actual engagement ring back on dry land. And she couldn’t be happier.
Congratulations and we wish the two of them a happily ever after!