Tune In: Marriage Proposal by The Yes Girls
Airs: This Sunday, August 28th
Time: 4pm E/P on HD channel and 7pm E/P on Non-HD Channel.
Channel: Travel Channel
Show: Sand Masters
Back in May, Kendall and I were blessed and completely thrilled when we received the phone call inviting us to plan a top-secret sand sculpture proposal for Travel Channel. In no time we had the perfect guy for the job; as a Cali surfer would say, “he was stoked.”
Tim Jeanson and Jessica Soberay, an endearing surfing couple from Huntington Beach, CA are kind enough share their love story and one of the most unique marriage proposals we have ever been a part of, well with…America. After two years of dating, Tim was ready to ask Jessica to be his wife at the same location they shared their first date. Jessica, being an avid surfer, showed up for what she thought was a follow-up casting call for a tribute to Huntington Beach, the surf capital. A few days prior, Jessica and Tim came down to be the Sand Masters, surfing “models” for the sculpture. Little did she know the sand sculpture was actually all for her.
After a few minute photo shoot with good friend Aaron Young, we quickly put together another little surprise…
Behind the scenes, The Yes Girls worked with Tim to create his proposal idea and design. The proposal idea was to create a gigantic barreling sand wave with memories from their relationship scattered throughout. He loved the idea of two separate waves merging into one wave, their wave of life! He incorporated her lifelong dream of working with Orcas, roses from their first date, and suitcases labeled with every destination they have traveled to together into the concept.
As the couple began to admire the sculpture, Jessica, slowly but surely caught on that this was in fact not a tribute to the city but to her. As Jessica rounded the corner, she came face to face with a life-size sand sculpture of Tim and herself on a surfboard. Tim’s sand duplicate was on one knee in the “proposal pose” presenting an engagement ring! Tim walked right to the sculpture and mimicked its pose as he asked Jessica, “Will you marry me?” You can imagine the size of crowd a magnificent sand sculpture draws forth, especially for a marriage proposal. Strangers waited for hours to witness this proposal and wildly cheered once she said yes. Amongst those strangers were two of her best friends waiting to congratulate Jessica.
Thinking the proposal couldn’t possibly get any sweeter, another surprise was awaiting their company. In front of “She Said Yes” carved in the sand sculpture, was a romantic picnic adorned with blankets, pillows, her favorite romance novels, favorite flowers, favorite wine, and the exact meal they shared on their first date!
I hope you enjoy their proposal as much as we did. Unfortunately we do not get to view episode before it airs, so we will be watching it for the first time with all of you. The Sand Guys were troopers as it wasn’t California finest weather (you’ll see as we are buried in sweatshirts) but they managed to create a masterpiece.
Behind The Scenes
Vendors and Resources: Sand Sculptors:The Sand Guys, Proposal Planners: The Yes Girls, Proposal Photos:Aaron Young Photography, Behind the Scene Photos: John Hall, Custom Engagement Ring:Rock For Her, Sand Master Episodes:Surprise Marriage Proposal