She’d recently gotten out of a relationship, and one day while on Facebook came across his profile and went ahead and peeked around at his pictures. “He’s cute!” she thought. They’d never even crossed paths that they knew of, but she decided to change that one day when Brandon wrote a status about having a bad day. “Well, at least the sun is out and it’s nice outside… hope your day gets better” she posted. And she waited. And waited. And a couple days passed and he never said anything. 3 days later, he messaged her. He’d been on the road with the baseball team he played for and it was the first opportunity he had to respond. They messaged back and forth and one night pacing a hotel room floor while on the road again, he called her. From that moment on, they’ve created a love story.
The love story continued, and they both knew it was time to take the next step. Megan dropped hints left and right, and Brandon’s response was “the conditions have to be perfect and it will happen”. One random Friday they grabbed some lunch, and headed towards St.Louis. Megan had no idea where they were going, but was enjoying a day off on such a gorgeous day. While in a parking lot, a van pulled up beside them and Brandon got out and spoke to the people in the van. Having no idea what was going on, Megan was worried. He asked her to come out of the car, and explained that they were going on a hot air balloon ride! The owners of the balloon explained to her that conditions have to be perfect in order to be able to fly, and it all came together in her mind… “the conditions have to be perfect and it will happen.”
They enjoyed the beautiful ride and just before deciding where they would land, he nervously got down on one knee in the little balloon basket, got out 2 sentences of a page long speech he’d prepared, pulled out the most beautiful ring she’d ever seen and asked her to spend forever with him.
Afterwards, he asked her to have a celebratory drink with him at a winery. She could not wait to show her ring off to her family and friends, but reluctantly agreed to celebrate alone first. Little did she know Brandon had one more surprise up his sleeve. As they walked into the winery, a group of people yelled SURPRISE!! Brandon had organized their family and friends to meet them to celebrate their engagement. And indeed – everything about the day was perfect.
The couple are planning a wedding for this October and are looking forward to a life where the conditions will always be perfect- because they have one another to spend forever with.
Enjoy Megan and Brandon’s engagement session!!