I guess this counts as a project too :)
Two months before the big day, Sarah and I decided that we wanted to go ocean fishing. I used this as an opportunity to charter the Lovely Martha out of Fisherman's Wharf for just the two of us. She thought we were part of an open reservation.
The day of, the captain played up the whole charade and pretended that another group of 6 canceled at the last minute. We managed to get underway with Sarah none the wiser though with both of us still not quite awake.
The fishing was excellent. We caught 3 striped bass up to 26" and 1 halibut at 18lb and about 30". On the way back I had instructed the captain to cut the engines as we passed under the Bay Bridge. With a beautiful view of downtown San Francisco from the top of the boat, I asked Sarah to marry me and she said yes. This was followed up by champagne and some pictures as we came into port.
After we got back, the fish were cleaned and filleted in front of a crowd of tourists who cheered and took pictures after they heard what happened. We took the fillets home, grilled some of the halibut and fried some of the bass. Even with 10 people, we only got through about 1/3 of the fish.
Sarah never suspected a thing (or so she told me).