The Proposal

For some background, Chris and Marissa drove up to Santa Barbara on the night of November 3rd, 2011.  They checked in at the Harbor View Inn, where their friends Christine and Justin met them. The actual proposal date was planned to be on November 4th, 2011, but rain was expected that day, so Chris thought it was best to move the proposal to the day after. So instead, on November 4th, they went to the City of Solvang to go wine tasting. On November 5th, 2011, the proposal day, Marissa and Christine went to the spa which gave Chris and Justin time to set up rocks on the sand that spelled “Will You Marry Me?”  They then went horseback riding at Loons Point Beach where Chris proposed to Marissa. While Chris was proposing to Marissa, he did unintentionally drop the ring in the sand, which made for an unforgettable day!