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The setting. The ring. The lovely, most likely willing fiancee.

Matthew Hartman was sure he had it all figured out when he went to pop the question to his girlfriend in beautiful Laguna Beach, California in December.

The Pacific Ocean apparently had other ideas.

Marriage Proposal Wipeout

As soon as he got down on one knee and asked for her hand in marriage, a HUGE wave engulfed both of them and sent them crashing onto the beach.

Fortunately for us, he had someone filming it.

He did not lose the ring during this, surprisingly, and his soaking wet life-partner-to-be said yes, so it all worked out in the end – and gave them a great story!