I had the pleasure of meeting Meaghan and Brian for the first time [in person] for their engagement photos at the Boston Public Gardens, but Meaghan and I actually became good friends through the magical world of Tumblr.
We met on the site through our many mutual passions: our love of all things French (Paris especially), our obsession with Marie Antoinette, our affinity for the vintage classic style, and other odd similarities (she’s originally from Florida but came to Boston for school, I’m originally from Boston and went to college in Florida).
You’ll notice the love for France popping up throughout this shoot. Brian actually proposed to Meaghan atop the Eiffel Tower in Paris! Talk about romantic?! So it was a lot of fun to weave little Parisian hints in, throughout the shoot.
Meaghan brought a lot of great ideas to the shoot, and you can see how much she and Brian really care for each other and how much they enjoy being together. It’s always such an honor and a pleasure to capture true love.
Together Since: 2007
Engaged On: May 16, 2011
Getting married: July 12, 2014
Wedding Location: Indialantic, Florida
Her Occupation: Teaching Assistant in the 3rd grade Originally from: Melbourne, Florida
His Occupation: 2nd year law student Originally from: Born in Miami, Florida but raised in Melbourne, Florida
How did you meet?
Brian and I met our senior year of high school. Despite going to school together for over a year, we had never spoken to each other. A bonfire on the beach changed everything.
I was selected to be a debutante for my county in my senior year. One of the perks of being a debutante was going to social gatherings hosted by other debs. I met Brian at one of these parties on November 12, 2006 at the Cocoa Beach Hilton. We began talking through a mutual friend and by the end of the evening found ourselves talking around the bonfire. The rest is history!
How did he Propose?
My entire life I had an obsession with everything and anything french. I studied the language for 5 years, learned as much as I could about the history and culture and desperately yearned to visit one day. Brian, knowing me very well, made it his mission to bring me to any Eiffel Tower that he possible could. Our first Valentine’s Day he blindfolded me and brought me to the Eiffel Tower at Epcot. A few years later, he brought me up the Eiffel Tower at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas to watch the Bellagio fountains. However, the one Eiffel Tower that I hadn’t seen was the original in Paris. Luckily, right after I graduated from college Brian and his family took me to Europe for the very first time.
On our first night in Paris it was Brian’s mother’s birthday, so we dressed in our finest and dined out to celebrate. Afterwards, his parents casually mentioned heading to the Eiffel Tower since it was our first evening there. Once we got there, his parents decided they’d rather stay on the ground, which I thought was very strange, so Brian took me up to the observation deck. It was all such a blur once we reached the deck. As you can imagine, I was overwhelmed by it all! I’d dreamed of this moment my entire life and it felt like an out of body experience to be looking out at the City of Lights under a full moon. But, before I even had a chance to acclimate to where I was, Brian was on his knee asking me to marry him!
He truly put so much thought into this evening that I hadn’t even noticed until after the proposal. He had me wear my favorite shoes and graduation dress to dinner that evening, he wore his favorite tie that I bought for him, his brother went up with us to take secret pictures of the proposal and he even had a light installed in the ring box so I could see the ring in the darkness! He gave me the proposal of my dreams, but it was made so much more special because he was the one who asked.