I don’t usually pick a black and white for the main image of a post – but DAMN Rachel with A Muse Photography really killed it on these black and whites. Matt & Taylor are just adorable and I love their love story. They also chose Rock Creek Park, one of the BEST places in Washington DC for your engagement pictures. The foliage is stunning and there’s just so much to do. Thanks to Rachel for sharing these!
How we met:
Matt and I first met the night before the start of the 2009 Fall Semester at UVA at a rowing social event. I was starting my 1st year, while Matt was entering his 3rd year. Over the next couple weeks, we would frequently run into each other and shyly chat. By mid-September, Matt was taking me out on dates and we’ve going strong ever since! Despite being in a long-distance relationship since Matt graduated UVA in 2011, the distance has made our relationship stronger and we have learned to treasure their time together whether it’s a 24-hour visit or 24-minute phone conversation. Matt now resides in Princeton, NJ and trains with the US Rowing National Team. I am currently a Speech-Language Pathology graduate student at UVA. After my May 2015 graduation, I’m super excited to settle down in Princeton, NJ and finally be in a “close-distance” relationship with Matt before the big day!
Click inside for the rest and Matt & Taylor’s proposal story!
Taylor had mentioned weeks earlier that I would need to propose at a time when her nails were done and she felt she was looking great. I always thought she was looking great. I decided to propose the night of a formal holiday party for my work at the Hay Adams Hotel in DC. After dinner on the first floor, everyone would go up to the roof level for drinks, dessert and dancing. I pulled Taylor away from dinner before anyone else got upstairs, and proposed in front of the floor to ceiling windows overlooking the White House. Taylor started crying as soon as I knelt and through my short speech. With the ring on her finger, she had difficulty standing up straight. A few hotel staff were setting up desserts, and immediately knew what was happening. Some cried, everyone congratulated us and without prompting, one server brought us champaign. What a smooth waiter!
We are psyched to get hitched next September in Philadelphia, PA!