How We Met
It was love at first sight! Well, for him. He was a senior in high school, charming, and incredibly confident. I was 15 and well, awkward :) We met through a childhood friend at a party. We chatted a few times that night but I thought he was out of my league.
As my friend and I were leaving the party, he stuck his head in the car window and said, “You’re beautiful!” It was adorable. I thought he had just drank too many Bacardi’s on Ice. Oh, the high school days!
Later that evening, he told his mom, “I’m going to marry her one day.” I smile every time she tells that story. We met up a few days later and that’s all she wrote! I was smitten. We became “official” on February 22nd, 2004. I still remember exactly how they asked me to be his girlfriend.
We dated for three years before eventually calling it quits. I went off to college and graduate school; he started his business and career. We had other serious relationships. We moved on with our lives.
Just when you think you have it all planned out, life throws a curve ball. Our paths crossed in the fall of 2012 and we’ve never looked back!
how they asked
He surprised me with a photoshoot for us and our fur babies in the Outer Banks scheduled for the following week. For months I dropped subtle hints (aka whined) about wanting professional pictures taken, so I assumed he finally caved. Persistence for the win!
Saturday arrived! My sister and her best friend were there to help hold the pups while the photographer snapped photos of us.
Around 20 minutes into the shoot, she had us pose with my hand on his chest. Suddenly I felt his heart literally pounding out of his chest. I asked, “Are you okay?!” Followed with a typical Megan pep talk, “Why are you nervous now? We’re halfway through!”
He told me to look up.
From that moment on, everything felt like a dream.
At 2:22 PM, Kyle proposed with a 2.22 carat diamond ring to match our dating anniversary, 2/22.
Naturally, I stuck out the wrong arm. #alwaysawkward
Within minutes, both of our families ran out on the beach. He arranged for them to all be there watching from a distance. We all met back at our beach house that afternoon to celebrate.
I am so thankful the moment was captured by Amanda Sibert of Sharon Elizabeth Photography. She was amazing and I still tear up when I look through the photos. And another big thank you to Jenny Hawk of OBX Airplanes!
It was the most incredible day of my life.
He is the most amazing man, my other half, and I am beyond thankful for him.