Images: Val & Sarah
It was a glorious weekend. I am not going to lie. Friday we hosted our 4th annual Friendsgiving and there’s just nothing like 12 of your favorite friends crammed into your rowhouse with amazing Thanksgiving food. Turkey, cranberry stuffing, sweet potatoes, secret recipe cheesy mashed potatoes, bacon wrapped asparagus, pumpkin bread, AND MORE. I think I am STILL full. Then on Saturday, Andy & I got up first thing to go volunteer at the Capital Area Food Bank. Three hours of sorting apples, putting together meals, and building boxes, was a great way to spend my Saturday morning. I really need to be better about volunteering more!
Then we treated ourselves to some massages as a 2nd-part anniversary gift to our selves and capped off the evening with an amazing concert at 930 club. Sunday was spent relaxing (a bit) with some house cleaning, more DIY plank floors work, a quick visit to The Emporiyum & a wedding meeting. All and all, a fabulous weekend that can only be topped off by the fact that I leave for vacation on Thursday night!!! Posting will be pretty light (if at all next week) while I am away. But honestly, you all should be spending time with your families, eating delicious Thanksgiving meals, on not on computers and blogs ANYWAY ;) Happy Monday Romancers! Take it away Maggie, Steven & your SUPER AWESOME engagement pictures!
You might recognize that vibrant, electric pink hair as the insanely awesome Maggie of Maggie Winters Photography. Together with her fiance, they make up the equally rad Pop Wed Co, who we collaborated with earlier this year at the first ever #PopUpRomance. Maggie & Steven are two of the coolest kids I know, so it’s really no surprise that their engagement pictures (shot by the always amazing Val & Sarah) are too fun & cool for words. They bought this vintage camper recently and decided to include it in their pictures. The result is nothing short of awesome. Enjoy!
How they met:
We went to the same schools and ended up with six classes together freshman year of high school, and Steven had a Bad Religion album on his desk that I thought was awesome, and then I guess we ended up dating somehow! We kind of just never broke up and then decided we make a fucking awesome team so we’ve been together ever since, almost ten years. Along the way we’ve adopted a tiny evil kitty, bought a house, lived in at least five different apartments, and launched Pop Wed Co together in January.
Click inside for their ADORABLE proposal story and some details on their forthcoming “microwedding”.
We figured we’d get married after we were both done with school, and he’s graduating in December, so he picked out a ring from my favorite jeweler (Midwinter Co, duhh!) and said “you should probably wear this or something” and the rest is history :)
We’re planning to have a tiny popup wedding (someone suggested “microwedding” which I think is adorable) and then celebrate later that day at the Pietasters show — we’ve been seeing them live together since we were 15, and we couldn’t imagine something we could do that would be more fucking AWESOME.