by Alexis Ancel

The Short Take

Pay an amazing sand artist to create a unique piece of beach art asking for your loved one’s hand in marriage.

How They’ve Done It

She loves long walks on the beach, huh? How about romantic messages written in the sand?

Picture an evening overlooking the ocean at sunset, but when she looks down at the shore, an elaborate work of art has been delicately carved into the sand with the message “Will you marry me?” at the center.

Surely using a stick to etch that question into the sand can be romantic in its own right, but you (hopefully) only propose once. Go all out and make it a beach trip you’ll never forget.

Call On the Help of a Professional Sand Artist

Andres Amador is an artist who creates stunning sand artwork with personalized messages for each client. He created his first proposal artwork in 2011, and since then has designed numerous proposals with everything from “Will you marry me?” to “You know you are in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams” as the message. 

You Can Make It Your Own

Andres helps people plan not just the message, but the full proposal experience. He helps guys determine what type of artwork they want, how they want to present it, and what to do before and after. Some choose to make it a surprise, and some couples choose to plan the artwork together.

For one couple, the plan was to “accidentally” come across a Andres on the beach, who asked for their help making a piece for another couple. Once it was finished, he had a drone fly over while they posed for a photo so they could see the final product, wherein she saw the message she had actually helped create.

Another time, the couple worked on the artwork together, but she didn’t know it was a proposal until she saw the piece and Andres wrote in the final message. All of his proposals include drone photography for aerial shots of the artwork, so you’ll always have a permanent memory of your temporary message.


  • Large, flat beach
  • Professional sand artist
  • A significant other who likes the ocean

Cost: $3,500 fee


The beach of your choosing. Inquire here to see if Andres will be in your area.

Find the Perfect Beachfront View


This proposal is expensive, and it’s also weather-dependent. If the conditions aren’t right (i.e. rain, wind, etc.), you may not be able to propose on the exact day you want. If the date and time of the proposal are vital, this might not be the one for you.


Some couples plan over a year in advance, and some pull it together on a whim in a matter of days. It all depends on the artist’s availability and weather conditions. If you’re planning far ahead, try to shoot for a time of year when the weather is most likely in your favor. The beach also needs to be large and flat, and has to have an overlook so you can see the artwork from above. See here or inquire for more information.

Photos courtesy of Andres Amador

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