I’ve gotten to the stage in this pandemic where when I watch TV and people aren’t wearing masks or are in large groups, my initial gut reaction is – WHAT THE HECK ARE THEY DOING?! And then I remember the TV show/movie wasn’t shot in the pandemic, and it’s OK. It’s so crazy, has that happened to you yet?
Over here we are in vacation prep mode and though I am overwhelmed by everything I have to do BEFORE we leave early Saturday, I cannot wait to just unplug for a week and hopefully, finally, get a bit of a breather. Also see some family. OMG do I miss my family :(
But for today we have a lovely little DC engagement session (again, it feels weird to see so many people on the mall!) to share with you all. Let’s get to the love.
Matt and Adrienne met through the dating app, Hinge, while they were living in DC. Adrienne was in medical school at Georgetown University, and Matt had just moved to the area after completing his graduate work in management consulting. Needless to say, DC is an important piece of their story even though they recently moved to Philadelphia. They really wanted to return, with their adorable pup, Harper, to where it all started for their engagement photos!
“Our first date was coffee at Baked and Wired in Georgetown, and then we walked around the Georgetown waterfront and talked. We had our first kiss in front of a yellow house in Georgetown, featured in our engagement photos.”
“We travel quite a bit and in March of 2018, we were on vacation in Portugal and Spain. The day he proposed, we were in Sintra, Portugal, a magical town off the coast west of Lisbon. Our trip in Portugal had been complicated by lots of rain and cold as there was an odd, unprecedented tropical storm in the Atlantic just off the coast. Our day in Sintra was cloudy, but we found out that sunset was actually going to be sunny so we planned to head to the coast to see the sunset at Cabo da Roca, the most western point of mainland Europe. I was really excited to finally get a moment of good weather.
We were walking the cliffs and it was stunning, and Matt asked me if there was anything that could make that day better. I said, don’t be silly, this day was amazing. He got down on one knee and proposed, and my response was utter shock! I said, “Are you serious right now?! Yes!”. A European stranger (I don’t know his name to this day) happened to be nearby, and took some photos of us, and surprised us with them; I cried to that stranger and he later emailed us the photos.
We ate dinner at a hole-in-the-wall family restaurant that night, and it was amazing. When later asked, Matt says that he had brought the ring to Portugal, but had zero plans as to how or when he would do it. He waited for the perfect time and knew at sunset, with a rainbow behind us, that was it. This later explained why he was so weird about taking his backpack everywhere!”