She WAS swept off her feet! The moment a boyfriend's proposal turned into a washout

By Daily Mail Reporter

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Even the most carefully laid plans can be disrupted by the force of nature.

Matthew Hartman was down on one knee, just at the point of proposing to his girlfriend Lis, when a giant wave rushed in from the ocean and swept the couple completely off their feet.

The pair were completely engulfed and ended up back on Laguna Beach, where Lis, happy but wet, accepted Matthew's offer. Fortunately, the whole thing was caught on video.

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Breaker: Matthew Hartman was down on one knee, just at the point of proposing to his girlfriend Lis, when a giant wave rushed in from the ocean and swept the couple completely off their feet

Breaker: Matthew Hartman was down on one knee, just at the point of proposing to his girlfriend Lis, when a giant wave rushed in from the ocean and swept the couple completely off their feet

Wash-out: The couple were swept back to Laguna Beach by the huge wave

Wash-out: The couple were swept back to Laguna Beach by the huge wave

Shock: Lis completely disappeared under the water

Shock: Lis completely disappeared under the water

Valuables: Matthew checked the ring was safe in his hand before he helped his girlfriend out of the foam

Valuables: Matthew checked the ring was safe in his hand before he helped his girlfriend out of the foam

Matthew had started the romantic interlude on November 21, by playing Lis a song he had written.

He then shocked his fiancée by removing a ring from his pocket and dropping to one knee on a rocky outcrop on the Californian shoreline.

 

Small waves had previously been lapping at the edge of the picture but these are replaced by a huge breaker which takes both Lis and Matthew by complete surprise.

After the enormous wave has washed the couple back to shore, Matthew quickly checks the engagement ring is still safe on his hand before helping his life partner out of the foam.

Laughter: The couple saw the funny side as they dripped dry

Laughter: The couple saw the funny side as they dripped dry

It's behind you! The moment Matthew, still down on one knee, notices the enormous wave

It's behind you! The moment Matthew, still down on one knee, notices the enormous wave

Picturesque: The pair got some impressive engagement photos

Picturesque: The pair got some impressive engagement photos

Happiness: The ring was saved, neither person was injured and Matthew got the answer he hoped for

Happiness: The ring was saved, neither person was injured and Matthew got the answer he hoped for

As Lis wrote on the Youtube posting of their dramatic proposal video: 'Soaking wet, I quickly jumped up and said YES!'

The ring was saved, neither person was injured and Matthew got the answer he hoped for.

Though it didn't go as planned, things turned out relatively well for these lovebirds.

And photographer Jon Hwang was on hand to snap some impressive engagement photos.

 

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In a suit on the beach? That is a bit of a surprise killer.

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Marriage, outdated in the 21st century!

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Great story to tell their grandchildren!

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obviously he had a friend or prof photographer filmimg the proposal but to be honest its really not an uncommon ... a lot of people do that. i think the snaps are fab.

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I hope they are very unhappy together.

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in that situation i would say NO

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I hope DM checks in on this couple in a few years, because they'll be likely be divorced. People who spend thousands of dollars on a staged "proposal" are merely actors in their own lives. And the smile on that guy-- frankly, he looks like an aspiring musical comedy performer!

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What kind of idiots hire a photographer to take pictures of a wedding proposal? It's supposed to be a personal, private, moment.

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DM, how stupid are you to get fooled by this hoax? They just want to sell the video to some telly show that will pay them a fortune. And you're enabling them. You should drop this from your page as it's embarrassing.

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Isn't it about time the sexist tradition of men being expected to adopt the begging position (getting down on one knee) when proposing marriage, to be consigned to history?The submission position is a portend of men's lowly position in an institution that solely benefits women at the detriment of men.Think about it, the man prostrates himself & then hands over a large sum of money in the form of a ring, to enter into a one-sided contract of marriage where he has absolutely no rights whatsoever, & the discriminatory divorce courts aid & abet women stealing everything a man has. It's the sort of contract no sane man would enter into outside of marriage, so why should men discard common sense when considering marriage? Feminists favour what they term 'redistribution of patriarchal wealth,' but even conservative women realize the abundant benefits the scam of marriage brings. It's time for men to get off their knees, rekindle some self-pride & stop mindlessly subscribing to gynocentrism.

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