This surprise beach proposal combines so many of my favorite things… The beach, a couple in love, and something sparkly! It really doesn’t get much more romantic than how Rafael decided to propose to his girlfriend of two years! After taking her on a romance filled day of outings, they ended up at Buckroe Beach where he dropped to one knee and asked Jay to be his wife.

What made this surprise beach proposal even more memorable is the fact that Rafael had Jay’s family there and they were all cheering them on after she said YES! Rafael saidt it’s because Jay told him a long time ago that she would want her family to be there. Go Rafael! I thought that was an awesome touch!

Get to know more about these two lovebirds in today’s blog!

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The moment when Jay looks up and realizes that Rafael has arranged for her parents to witness such a special moment! She said it was important that family be there, and her momma couldn’t contain her joy!

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Surprise Beach Proposal at Buckroe Beach

How you two meet?

Jay was at her friend’s (Demetra, who is one of my best friend’s (Terrance) wife) bday party and Demetra was playing matchmaker and mentioned me. She showed Jay a picture of me on Facebook, which Jay liked, and then Jay friended me on Facebook and struck up a conversation.

When did you know he was the one?

I knew Jay was the one when I started wanting to be a better man internally for both myself and her and started actively working towards that progress. I didn’t want immaturity on any level to interfere with our relationship going wherever it needed to go. Up to that point, I seemed to be okay or at least not being very proactive with not growing in certain areas but not after I met Jay. She motivated me to do and be better and then gave me the time and space to get there.

What was the proposal like?

The proposal was amazing!! The most important thing to me was that it was magical and memorable for her, and working towards and meeting that goal made it magical and memorable (and exciting) for me! It was a dream come true.

What are some favorite things to do together?

Listen to music, travel, watch TV, and eat!

Pick one word for your relationship?

It would definitely be BLESSED!

What are three dreams/goals for your marriage?

  1. Continue to become and stay best friends
  2. Always accept and support each other through growth and changes
  3. Travel the world and experience life together as an adventure

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