Tugce and Tareq

how we met

Tareq and I met online using Hinge. We had our first date at Pearl Dive on 14th Street in DC on a sunny Saturday afternoon. After finding out that he grew up with a pekipomepoo (Pekinese, Pomeranian, Poodle mix) I knew we had to extend the date so he could meet my tiny bundle of fluff, Foxcat (a pomeranian). We spent the majority of the day together and that’s where it all started.

how they asked

Tareq proposed in Miami, while we were sightseeing at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, an incredible Italian Renaissance inspired villa. He kept asking people to take pictures of us, which was kind of unusual since we aren’t really a photo-focused couple. We finished the tour, and he was like, let’s get one more photo, handed the phone to a young lady and as soon as he got in the frame he dropped down on one knee. The photographer was like “Is this for real?!” and took a thousand shots, and tourists overlooking the garden where all this was happening burst out in applause. Earlier in the day, we had gone to a wildlife sanctuary where a lemur had perched on my back, so I always joke that getting proposed to was the second best thing that happened to me that day.

Special Thanks

L. Hewitt Photography
 | Photography
Cylburn Arboretum
 | Location