Last week I met up with Stephanie and Bryan for their engagement session at the Philadelphia Art Museum. These two currently live in two separate cities (DC & NY) and Philly happens to be in the middle. It’s also where they met, fell in love, and are getting married! I always love wandering around the Art Museum area for engagement sessions. Stephanie and Bryan are the sweetest together and I’m excited to share a few of my favorites!
Stephanie’s version: Bryan was attending law school in Camden the same time I was attending medical school in Philly. A girl friend of mine in medical school had grown up with Bryan and invited him out to celebrate with us in Center City after we had taken one of our last exams. My first impression of Bryan was that he was attractive and seemed like a nice enough guy, but we had pretty minimal conversation together. I literally didn’t think anything of our interaction, despite one of my friends being convinced that Bryan was interested in me and would ask for my number. The night ended, and sure enough, just as I was about to get into a cab to go home, I heard someone yell out my name across the street. It was Bryan walking over to me, asking for my number. And as they say, the rest is history…
Bryan’s version: I knew what I was doing.
Bryan’s final law school formal, aka Barrister’s Ball – talk about pressure!
Steph: I thought I was planning Bryan a small get together to celebrate his 30th birthday. Per his request, he wanted to get drinks with a few friends at Olde Bar and take advantage of their Saturday afternoon happy hour (which should’ve tipped me off as he would never know they had this happy hour). When we showed up at Olde Bar, Bryan led me to an empty room that strangely looked like it was set up for a private event. He then directed my attention to an easel in the room. On the easel, there was a framed photograph of us photo-shopped to read, “Marry me?” He got down to one knee; I said yes. Then over thirty of our family and friends from across the country showed up to celebrate with us at a party he organized at Olde Bar- turned out the private event the room was set up for was for us! I was completely surprised!
Trying new restaurants, exercising, watching and playing tennis, watching Friday Night Lights and Law and Order: SVU