Lisa and Jason are a very active couple and spend their weekends playing sport, going to the footy, going for bushwalks and hanging out with their dog Jack. So when Jason suggested a walk on Kilcunda beach to celebrate their fifth anniversary, Lisa didn’t suspect anything. Little did she know that three months of careful planning had gone into the perfect surprise proposal..
“She didn’t think I had it in me … but it was all very well planned and executed, making sure the sun was in the right place and everything was positioned perfectly.”
Jason asked his best mate to set up a picnic on the beach complete with wine, chocolates, strawberries and the ring and then hide up in the headlands to take photos. Jason even strapped a go-pro onto Jack to capture the moment.
After an uncharacteristically slow drive by Jason (he was making sure the timing lined up) the trio set off for their beach walk. After a while Lisa got tired and wanted to go back but Jason convinced her to keep going, until she spotted a picnic. In five years together, Jason had never given Lisa chocolates, flowers or a picnic, so her first thought was “oh, someone’s left behind their picnic on the beach!”
“He had the ring box sitting out on the picnic blanket between the wine glasses. Then he got down on one knee and popped the question.”
When it came to their engagement session, it was a no-brainer to return to Kilcunda beach and for us, it was certainly worth the 1.5-hour drive. It was such a stunning location with interesting rock formations, a spectacular sunset and the wild ocean forming a perfect backdrop to take some photos to celebrate this special time. And we didn’t even have to hide up in the headlands for 1.5 hours to capture them!