Showing posts with label Our Love Bugs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Our Love Bugs. Show all posts

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Future Savannah Wedding: Sarah + Michael



Sarah Kidder + Michael Rivera

Date engaged
 7/13/2012

Where did you met?
We met in Charleston, SC at the Citadel's Dog Day event. He was a Citadel Cadet and I went to the College of Charleston. 

How did he propose?
I am a contract archaeologist and last summer I was working for months on end up in upstate New York. Michael flew in late on a Friday night. It was midnight by the time his plane finally landed. I was very tired from a long day of working and then waiting up for is flight. As he came out of the gate he was holding a manila envelope with my name on it....as he got closer to where I was waiting he dropped down on one knee and opened the envelope to reveal "Marry Me?" I was half-dazed and smiling and of course accepted. :-)

What is your wedding date?
Friday, October 18th, 2013

Why did you picked the area you're getting married in?
 We knew we wanted to get married on the coast since we'd met in Charleston. We actually got lucky and stumbled across the chapel while looking online for a venue. The Tybee Island Wedding Chapel is so classic and has such a simple beauty that we were looking for. 

Where do you reside now?
We are currently living in Macon, Georgia. 

WOW what a proposal!!! :) Way to go Michael! We are very much looking forward to the big day you two.
XO
The MGE Team

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Future Savannah Wedding: Molly + Tommy



Molly Dwyer and Tommy O'Connor 

Date Engaged
August 21, 2012

Where did you meet?
We both went to undergrad at Georgetown.  In the fall of our senior year, I threw myself a birthday party at a champagne lounge where I waitressed.  Tommy was invited to join by one of my roommates, and we immediately hit it off.  Needless to say, it was an amazing birthday!   

How did he propose?
At Farrington's Bar in Dublin.  We took our first big international trip in August 2012, and on the second day, we stayed in a great, historic pub in Temple Bar, Dublin.  We could hear the music and toasting from the pub below, and Tommy proposed in early evening right before dinner.  We walked around Dublin for hours, and he told me all the details leading up to the engagement.  It was the perfect night!  

When is your wedding date?
October 11, 2014  

Why did you pick the area you are getting married in?
Neither one of us is from the South, but my parents have been taking our family on yearly vacations to Hilton Head for the past two decades.  The first time that Tommy met my parents was during one of these annual trips, and he won my dad over on the golf course.  We have so many wonderful memories in the area, and you can't beat the Southern charm!  

Where do you reside now?
I am finishing law school in DC, and Tommy lives, works and studies in Manhattan.  I'm moving back up to New York as soon as I graduate in May.  The long distance is finally coming to an end!   

Anything interesting or out of the ordinary you are including in your
wedding day?
We have lots of surprises planned for the weekend, but we're definitely hoping to bring some Irish traditions and Southern details to the wedding.  Plus with two big Irish families, we expect lots of late night drinking and singing!   

Anything else you would like to add?
We couldn't be more excited for the big day!  

Holy Moly--a proposal in Ireland. Can it get any more romantic than that?!?! Love it! We are honored to be a part of this with you two! 
XO
The MGE Team

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Future Hilton Head Wedding: Maggie + Justin


Maggie + Justin

Date Engaged
12.15.12

Where did you meet?
University of Missouri — we were both on the Alumni Association Student Board

How did he propose?
Justin and I have been together close to 7 years. We had plans to walk down the street to a great little French bistro dinner and then come home to open Christmas gifts from one another. All day leading up to dinner he was just acting kind of funny...just kind of kept following me around (so much that at one point I think I asked him “do you need a project or something?” :) Well, before dinner he’d told me that in addition to his gifts, his twin brother Jason had also gotten me a present, but wanted to see me open it—which meant Justin needed to record it on his iPad. Now Jason is a bit of a prankster, so I’m thinking this “gift” is either going to scare me or embarrass me (esp. if he needs to see me open it!) I’m getting nervous...especially when Justin tells me the gift has to go in the fridge before we go to dinner (I’m thinking...what was this that didn’t need to be refrigerated before!?) Anyway, dinner is lovely. We get home and Justin tells me I should open his brother’s gift first. He says I need to put on a blind fold  while he gets the gift and gets it ready for me. So I’m standing by the Christmas tree with a scarf tied around my eyes...and when he tells me I can take it off, he’s down on one knee. The “gift” from Jason was all just a decoy so that he could video record it...and put the bottle of Dom Perignon in the fridge :) 

Why did you pick the area you are getting married in?
Several years back, we took our first trip to the Carolina coast for a college friend’s wedding. We fell in love with the area (we hope to have frequent friend and family beach house vacations there in the future!) and the wedding was incredible. Having been together so long, we knew we wanted a small, intimate destination wedding (our families are from St. Louis and Kansas City and we live in Des Moines) that would be a celebration of us and all of the people who have supported us for so many years! 

Where do you currently reside?
Des Moines, Iowa

AHH you guys are adorable and I love the proposal story. SO smart Justin--Dom P and recording the proposal. Fabulous and a special memory you get to replay over and over again. We are so honored to be a part of this with you both and know that the big day will be nothing short of amazing! 
XO
The MGE Team

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Future Savannah Wedding: Lexie + Chris




 Lexie Revord and Chris Larkin

Date Engaged
3/1/13

Where did you meet?
We met through Lexie's roommate, Carly, during her first year of law school.

How did he propose?
Chris had planned to cook us a nice dinner one evening, which was not surprising considering I manage to burn pop tarts on a regular basis. However, this night was much different than any other night. When I got home from work, I found little love notes scattered throughout the house. The first one was labeled "The Past" and, inside, Chris talked about his favorite memories of us from the start of our relationship until now. The second note I found was labeled "The Present," in which he discussed how excited he was about our new apartment and planning our next trip to Savannah. Then, I found the final note that was labeled 'The Future." In this note, he told me how excited he was about what the future had in store for us. The last line asked if I wanted to watch the sunset with him. So, we walked down and watched the sunset. After walking for a bit, he pulled out another note from his coat pocket. He said it was the second part of the last note. Inside, was the most beautiful letter and the last line read, "Alexa Rae Revord, will you marry me?" When I looked up, he was on one knee and asked me to marry him!  Of course, I said yes!

When is your wedding date? 
 December 29th, 2013

Why did you pick the area you are getting married in? 
We picked Savannah, GA for our wedding because it is one of our favorite places to vacation and relax. We love the history, the people, and the southern hospitality!

Where do you reside now?
We are both living in Tampa, FL.

OMG Goosebumps reading your proposal story! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! How incredibly special is that! We must find a way to incorporate into the wedding! :) 
XO
The MGE Team

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Future Savannah Wedding: Heather + Stig



Heather Howard + Stig Rasmussen

Date Engaged 
February 14, 2013

How did you meet?
We work at the same airline, him as a pilot and me as a flight attendant, and we met on a deadheading flight from JFK to Portland, Maine. It all started that night in Portland.

 How did he propose?
Stig proposed in Central Park on Valentine's Dy this year. We were having drinks in Columbus Circle near the park and after leaving the bar, he suggested a walk in the park. While walking, he asked if I wanted to have a seat to receive my Valentine's present, so we climbed a rock and sat down. He then pulled out a new tablet equipped with all of my favorite magazines and there was also a video already on it. It was his proposal video. A montage of pictures of us was put together to a very sweet song. He was on his knee with the ring by the end of the video. It was definitely an emotional moment for the both of us and definitely one I'll never forget.

When is your wedding date?
October 2013 or April 2014. 

Why did you pick Savannah to get married in? 
We chose Savannah as our wedding location becasue it is a great meeting point for our family and friends that will be traveling in from all over the country and even Norway. The southern, natural charm of Savannah is why we chose it at all. We wanted something different and also in a city that had a lot to offer for visitors.

Where do you currently reside? 
Stig and I currently reside in Marianna, Florida but only spend usually less than half of the month there. We are both based at JFK and spend a lot of our time working or staying at out apartment in New York.

Anything interesting you wish to share?
An interesting thing that we want to include in our reception is a Norwegian touch. What this touch will be is still under negotiation. He wants a flag present! 
I must add that although we are through-the-roof excited about planning this wedding, we're most excited to be spending the rest of our lives together.

Wow Stig--way to set the bar high! Love the proposal story. We are excited to plan with you and cannot wait for the big day! 
XO
The MGE Team

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Future Savannah Wedding: Sara Anne + Anthony


Sara Anne Workman and Anthony Meyer

Date Engaged
November 30, 2012

Where did you meet? 
We grew up in the same town and had our first class together in 4th grade, but we didn't become friends until we were adults. 

How did he propose? 
Anthony and I love walking downtown Savannah, going to all of the candy stores and grabbing samples at each one. One evening he insisted on going to get pralines. We went to two stores and he was being especially sweet letting me get whatever sweet treats I wanted.  After River Street Sweets, we walked a around some more and sat on a bench overlooking the river and shared our treats, talking, and enjoying the surprisingly quiet Friday night downtown.  Before I knew it, he unzipped his jacket pocket and got down on one knee in front of the bench and asked me to marry him. 

When is your wedding date? 
December 28, 2013

Why did you pick the area you are getting married in? 
We have made a home for ourselves in Savannah, loved the GA State Roundhouse Railroad Museum and its antique touch. 

Where do you reside now? 
Sara Anne: Savannah and Anthony: Statesboro but will move to Savannah after our wedding. 

Anything else you would like to add?  
We began our relationship toward the end of Anthony's time as an active duty Marine, so I have only seen pictures of him in his dress blues, so we both are very excited to see each other for the first time on our wedding day - it will be a very special moment. 

Yeah we are so excited for you two! 
XO
The MGE Team

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Future Savannah Wedding: Stacey + Gregory


Stacey + Gregory

Date Engaged
April 27, 2012

Where did you meet?
We met through a mutual friend while going out with friends to The Vortex in Atlanta, a well-known restaurant with good beers and great burgers!  The first encounter between this New Jersey guy and Alabama girl might have started off “rocky” with some witty banter over drinks, but it wasn't long before Greg realized how easy it was to talk to Stacey.  He says he fell in love with her that night.

How did he propose?
We were in New Jersey visiting Greg's family for a long weekend.  Whenever we visit New Jersey, we always make sure to spend at least one day in Manhattan and we always make time to take a romantic walk through Central Park.  It was a beautiful day on April 27th when we were walking through the park to one of our favorite spots, the Bethesda Fountain. As Stacey was enjoying the day and taking photos, Greg began telling her the reasons he loved her.  Stacey, of course, did not realize what was happening because this was not out of the ordinary.  Suddenly, Greg knelt down on one knee and asked Stacey "Will you marry me?"  She began to cry and kiss Greg uncontrollably, eventually saying "yes" to his question.

When is your wedding date?
March 22, 2014

Why did you pick the area you are getting married in?
We currently live in Atlanta, GA but chose Savannah because we both love the Southern charm and appeal of the city.  Several of our friends and family will have to travel anyways, so we thought, “Why not give them somewhere beautiful, fun and charming to enjoy?!”

Anything interesting or out of the ordinary you are including in your wedding day? 
We are fairly early in the planning process and don’t have all the details down yet; however, we chose the Polish-named Pulaski square for the ceremony because Gregory is Polish and will definitely mean a lot to his parents, family and us.  (Doesn’t hurt that it’s gorgeous also.)

We are so excited to get to share in this process with you. We know it is going to be nothing short of amazing! 
XO
The MGE Team

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Future Savannah Wedding: Kelly + Will



Kelly Schmalz & Will Evans 

Date Engaged
1.20.12 

Where did you meet?
In high school 

How did he propose?
He proposed at home in front of our fireplace. I came home from work and he gave me a present. When I opened it, it was a drawing of him proposing in front of our fireplace. And when I looked up, he was proposing - complete with a ring given to him by his grandfather. I have attached a picture of that drawing. 

When is your wedding date?
2.22.14

Why did you pick the area you are getting married in?
Because we visit Savannah often and spent our first anniversary there. Savannah just felt right. 

Where do you reside now?
Atlanta 

Anything interesting or out of the ordinary you are including in your wedding day?
A New Orleans style jazz band complete with parade after the ceremony. The food will carry on the New Orleans theme and will even include signature drinks - like a hurricane. 

Anything else you would like to add?
This will be a small wedding where food and a good time is the focus. It will be a weekend destination wedding and we hope to show all of our friends and family the beauty of Savannah with New Orleans flair. Will is a Georgia native and I was born in Louisiana so we want to incorporate both traditions into the wedding. 

Oh my goodness STOP! Will, that has to be one of the most creative and thoughtful things ever! You guys are adorable! We cannot wait for the big day and will love the months with you leading up to it!
XO
The MGE Team

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Future Savannah Wedding: Andrea + Scott




Andrea O'Bryan + Scott Nelson

Date Engaged
10/17/2012

Where did you meet?
Scott lives in the same neighborhood as my parents.  My Mom spends a lot of time walking in the neighborhood and chatted with Scott when she saw him outside.  She kept telling me that she knew "the perfect guy" for me and of course that brought on an eye roll and a "suuuuure Mom" followed by a NO!  Fast forward several months and Scott's neighbor and my Mom cooked up a plan to have us meet at their neighborhood Christmas party.  I gave in and decided to give it a shot and went to the party.  Scott was over an hour late for the party and I was about to leave when he finally arrived.  My first thought was WOW!  He was so handsome and had such a warm smile.  We spent the evening chatting and made plans to meet for brunch the following weekend.  Our first date was brunch at the Secret Garden in Jacksonville and we've been inseparable ever since.  I guess Mom was right!

How did he propose?
Our favorite city is Savannah and we visit as often as we can.  We always have dinner at The Olde Pink House in the cozy downstairs tavern.  On this particular night we were able to have dinner in the vault.  The wonderful soloist, Sidra, came by at one point and sang "When I Fall in Love" to us--such a special moment!  We enjoyed a delicious dinner and ordered dessert.  They brought our dessert but also had a plate with "Will you marry me" written in chocolate!  The pianist that evening was playing the wedding march as they brought the plate and Scott got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.  It was such a wonderful night!  We cried happy tears, laughed and  ended the evening with a slow dance to a Frank Sinatra song while everyone in the tavern cheered and wished us well.

When is your wedding date?
10/28/13

Why did you pick the area you are getting married in?
Savannah is very dear to us and we want to share our love of the city with our family and friends.  We are so excited to be getting married in one of Savannah's beautiful squares and to have our reception at The Olde Pink House!  Our wedding is going to be a laid back weekend spent enjoying our favorite things about Savannah with family and friends.  What better way to start our married life than in our favorite city, surrounded by our favorite people?

Where do you reside now?
We live in the beaches area of Jacksonville, Florida.

Anything interesting or out of the ordinary you are including in your wedding day? 
We are planning to take our guests on a walking historical/ghost tour after the reception!

Anything else you would like to add?
We recently lost our 12 1/2 year old chocolate lab, Shelby.  She was very special to me and I always said the man I married would have to love her like I do.  Scott and Shelby got off to a rough start when she practically destroyed his newly remodeled bathroom!  After that small bump in the road, Scott wholeheartedly accepted her and really did love her like I did.  Shelby had a special pearl collar that she wore on her birthday every year and I will be carrying it down the aisle with me.

LOVE that you were engaged at the Olde Pink House! Adorable story....We cannot wait for October 28th you two. 

XO
The MGE Team

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Future Savannah Wedding: Berenice + Justin




Justin & Berenice

Date engaged
June 17, 2012

Where did you meet?
In San Francisco. We were introduced by a mutual friend.

How did he propose?
In a square in Savannah after walking through Forsyth park at night. 

What is your wedding date?
October 2013

Why did you pick the area for the wedding?
We fell in love with Savannah and want to share it with our friends and family.

Where do you reside now?
San Francisco, in the Mission neighborhood.

Anything interesting you wish to share about your wedding?
Justin's 95 year old salty-sailor of a grandfather is officiating the ceremony.

Alysse is beyond excited to start planning your wedding and sharing in this incredible time in both of your lives. Your style and taste is phenomenal and we think it will translate perfectly to the big day. Thank you for allowing us the honor to share in your day!
XO
The MGE Team

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Future Savannah Wedding: Mallory + John



  Mallory Smith and John Hubert

Date Engaged:
7/8/2010

Where did you meet?
        John and I met on the first day of classes at GCSU when he spoke to me in the hallway. He sat behind me in our math class and we got to know one another during the semester. We remained friends throughout the following years and he eventually became my date to every sorority function I attended!! 

 How did he propose?
        John secretly took a trip to my hometown to ask for my father's permission the week before a family vacation to Helen, Georgia. After arriving at our cabin, he and my father looked for the perfect proposal spot. That evening, they led everyone down to a patio on the river for family pictures. During our shot, John got down on one knee and asked me to spend forever with him!!!! Because my dad was the only one who knew of the plans, he had a camera and took a million pictures. It was such a special and sweet moment and I'm so grateful that I got to share it with my family. 

 When is your wedding date?
    12/31/2013

Why did you pick the area you are getting married in?
        John is from Savannah and I am from Brunswick so we knew we wanted to get married on the coast. Our guests will be traveling from all over Georgia and Florida therefore we needed to find a city easily accessible by all. Savannah is so full of history and charm and is the perfect place for us to say "I do!"

Where do you reside now?
        We currently live in Athens, Georgia while John finishes up his final semester at UGA Law and where I work for a local dance studio. 

Anything interesting or out of the ordinary you are including in your wedding day?
        Because it will be a NYE wedding, we will have a giant countdown clock, NYE hats/noise makers/dress up items, midnight champagne toast, photo booth, and tons of other fun things! We plan to host a wonderful evening of love and celebration that will last until the new year. 
        
Anything else you would like to add?
        My family is blessed with crafty women and we plan on countless DIY projects. Since I've had a few years to think about the perfect wedding day, I'm overflowing with inspiration and ideas. I'm sure that our wedding day will  be totally unique and incredibly personal. 

We are soooo excited for a NYE wedding. They are some of the most memorable and fun for us and of course you all/guests. It is going to be an a fabulous journey over the next number of months planning and we are honored to share in all of this with you both!
XO
The MGE Team

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Future Savannah Wedding: Melissa + Kevin


Melissa Love & Kevin Greenfiled

When did you get engaged?
August 27, 2012

Where did you meet?
We met at work in Charlotte, NC

How did he propose?
 He proposed during a moonlit stroll through the flower garden at the historic Sagamore Hotel at Lake George, NY

Why did you pick the area you are getting married in?
We've enjoyed many visits to the low country and love the scenery, weather, and food. Also,  I was born in Beaufort SC.

Where do you currently reside?
  We currently reside in Jersey City NJ and we both work in mid-town Manhattan. We both dislike winter here.

We don't blame you for not liking the winter in NJ...it is COLD! At least you get to bask in the warm weather Savannah offers when you come to get married in August! We cannot wait! 
XO
The MGE Team

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Future Savannah Wedding: Lauren + Ryan



Lauren Carlson & Ryan Rath

Date Engaged 
September 17, 2012

Where did you meet? 
Savannah at my sisters bachelorette party..crazy right.

How did he propose? 
Ryan is currently a United States Marine and serving at the US Embassy Kingston, Jamaica. I wasn't expecting him home anytime soon but he coordinated with my family and flew in to Atlanta without me knowing. I was meeting my sister and my new adorable nephew to take a walk at Piedmont Park in Atlanta..little did I know he was there too. We were walking along and I could have swore I heard someone call out "Laur, Laur" I started looking around and spotted someone that looked like Ryan in a gazebo overlooking a pond. I asked my mom and sister if it was Ryan and they got a huge smile on their face. I walked down to him in total disbelief and there he was waiting for me. He got down on one knee and without a moment of hesitation I said yes! Afterwards I was telling him I heard him call my name and he started laughing saying it was construction workers saying "more,more"....but it is all on tape so we will have to see ;)


When is your wedding date?
October 11,2013

Why did you pick the area you are getting married in? 
We are getting married at the Mansion on Forsyth Park in Savannah because it is the city that we met and fell in love in.

Where do you reside now?
 I live in Atlanta and he is finishing up his duty in Jamaica

First and foremost, thank you both for your service to our country. (It is just as hard to be a loved one of a military service member--sometimes harder!) Secondly, what an adorable story and way to propose Ryan! Here is to October and a fabulous and unforgettable day for you both. We cannot wait!
XO
The MGE Team

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Future Savannah Wedding: Heather and John

 Heather Norcutt & John Belman

Date Engaged: 
April 14, 2012

Where did you meet?  
John and I initially met in 2006, while working at Target in Minneapolis. We stayed in touch off and on after I left the company. In the summer of 2010 I was beginning to search for a new job upon the completion of my MBA, John and I met up for drinks and our relationship grew from there! One of our first dates was to the brand new Target Field for a Twins game! As fate would have it, a few months into our relationship, John would be offered an amazing job opportunity in Atlanta. He had always wanted to be closer to his children Christopher, Anneke & Brendan. The time we spent living in different states gave us time to learn a lot about each other. It soon became clear that we wanted to do everything we could to spend forever together.

How did he propose?
John proposed on April 14, 2012 in Stillwater, MN a city that is very special to both of us. John had taken me to visit an apple orchard & winery nearby. This historic city is along the St. Croix river that separates Minnesota & Wisconsin, it is full of bed & breakfasts, antiques, great restaurants, & boats - similar to Savannah!  John had been masterfully planning to surprise me with an engagement, which all of my friends and family will agree is one large accomplishment. I am a stereotypical Type A personality that loves to plan and always has a million things going on. John was working with two of my best friends to make sure things were perfect and I was adequately distracted. We were supposed to go to dinner with friends in Stillwater that Saturday night, all week I had been discussing dinner plans all week and we were set to meet at 8pm.  We arrived in town early to have lunch and do some shopping. We couldn't check into the hotel so I asked if the concierge would hold our suitcase while we eat lunch. John quickly responded that we would be back to check in promptly at 4:00. I, of course, challenged him what if I wasn't done eating or wanted to finish my glass of wine?? (Timeliness is not one of my strengths.....) We had a delicious lunch at the Dock Cafe and went back to check in. We were staying in an amazing room with a patio overlooking the river and the Stillwater lift bridge. We had decided to sit on the patio and enjoy the view. As I was opening a bottle of wine, John came behind me with a ring box. He then asked me to be his wife. I was incredibly happy & surprised! Tears, laughter, and more wine followed. John knew that it would mean the world to me to celebrate with close friends, so we kept our plans and met them for dinner. Little did I know, they were in on the whole plan and met us at the restaurant armed with champagne! Another fun fact I learned that night is John had hid the ring at my house above the refrigerator because he knew I couldn't reach that cupboard. I had no idea! Sneaky guy!!

When is your wedding date?  
April 5th, 2013

Why did you pick the area you are getting married in?
We have visited Savannah, GA several times on vacation.  We both love this historic, Southern city and couldn't think of a better place to celebrate this special occasion. 

Where do you reside now?  
Atlanta, GA

Anything else you would like to add?
We are incredibly blessed with amazing family and friends that are traveling to Savannah for our wedding! 

The day is quickly coming and we couldn't be more excited about it! We have loved planning with you over the past number of months and are honored to be able to take part in such an important day in your lives! 
XO
The MGE Team

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Future Savannah Wedding: Suzanne + Brad


Suzanne Biddy and Brad Howard

Date Engaged
December 22, 2012  
(A date even the Mayans didn't predict-get it?? Haha! I'm sorry-I'm a sucker for a horrible joke.)

Where did you meet?
We initially met while in college at Grub's, a local place in Fayetteville, AR circa 2001. We were acquaintances for a while before we "officially" met. In January of 2010, I saw him at the Fountain-a local place in Little Rock, AR. He saw me and came up to say "hello". And instead of a normal "hi, how are you," I gave him a kiss right smack dab on the lips. Don't get me wrong-I don't typically kiss everyone I see-but I'm super happy I did. I remember he looked totally shocked at first. But then he smiled and I had never seen a more familiar smile in all my life. Does that make sense? That's why I say that was when we "officially" met.  

How did he propose?
Brad brings me coffee every morning. So instead of coffee in my cup on December 22nd- it was a ring. He got down on one knee and asked. I replied; "That's all you got?" Then he professed his love. And I said "Yeah!" We wrote on the coffee cup with a marker later with the details. It was perfect. Perfect.  

When is your wedding date?
June 7, 2013

Why did you pick the area you are getting married in?
My family is from Georgia. And I have always loved Savannah. It's everything I love. A big, small southern town. Historic, exciting, easy-going, green, fun, beautiful, new, southern, creative, etc. You can do nothing there and have a perfect time. Brad and I took a trip to Savannah in December of 2011 and he fell in love as well.  I want all of our friends and family that haven't experienced it to have a chance to-its just a perfect place for us to get married.

Where do you reside now?
Little Rock, AR


We love your humor Suzanne! AND Brad--every morning?!? Wow you are surely a catch! Congrats you two, we are honored to get to share in your big day in June! 
XO
The MGE Team

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Future Savannah Wedding: Jared and Katie

Jared Hyatt and Katie Decker

Date Engaged
June 22, 2012

Where did you meet?
We met in Atlanta shortly after I moved into town from Texas. I was getting my masters in
graphic design and art direction and he was getting ready to move to Texas to play baseball.

How did he propose?
He proposed in our living room. I knew he was going to do it I just didn’t know when...he
was overwhelmed at the prospect of looking at antique rings and asked me to help pick it out.
I think he knew what I wanted, he just wanted us to do it together. It was different than how
most couples go about it, but it worked for us.

When is your wedding date?
April 07, 2013

Why did you pick the area you are getting married in?
Jared is into architecture and I’m into history. Wormsloe just completely puts me at loss with
it’s history and beauty- it’s just very serene. We wanted something with that historical and
natural effect.

Where do you reside now?
Atlanta, Georgia

Anything interesting or out of the ordinary you are including in your wedding day? 
I’m wearing a vintage headpiece from the 1920s and Jared has a matching boutinerre. Most of
the items we’ve found for our wedding has some personal touch or historical element to it.
For instance, all the silverware we are using is from the 1940s or older- my mother scoured
Ebay and flea markets so we could have these little touches. To me, it makes it all the more
special.

Photos by Rylee Hitchner. 

We are so very excited that we will be a part of your wedding day! Love the engagement pictures and cannot wait to see the ones from the wedding day. You guys are just beautiful! 
XO
The MGE Team


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Future Savannah Wedding: Niki and Jon


Niki Fuchs & Jon Bodine

Date Engaged: 
July 29, 2011

Where did you meet?
 High school sweethearts since 2008!

How did he propose?
He took me out to a beautiful italian restaurant, when the waiter brought out the dessert menus the top of the menu said "Tonight's specials: Niki, will you marry me?". He got down on his knee and proposed, when I gladly said yes the waiter brought out cheesecake with my gorgeous ring sitting on the plate and everyone in the restaurant clapped for us. 

When is your wedding date?
 April 13, 2013

Why did you pick the area you are getting married in?
 Savannah, GA is my absolute favorite city. It is absolutely gorgeous, laid back and full of history. 

Where do you reside now?
 Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Anything interesting or out of the ordinary you are including in your
wedding day? 
The bride and bridesmaids are wearing cowboy boots. We are having an old-time Savannah Trolley take our guests to the ceremony site and then on a short tour of Savannah during the ride from the ceremony to the reception, guests will be provided with sangria made by the mother of the bride during the ride. 

Only a few more months you two! We cannot wait for the big day!
XO
The MGE Team

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Future Savannah Wedding: Megan & Kyle






Megan Ekstrom & Kyle Hadden

Date Engaged
September 2, 2012 

Where did you meet?
We met in college during a semi formal through my sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha. I took a friend as my date and Kyle went with his roommate's girlfriend's big sister in ZTA as a blind date. My date introduced the two of us, and we connected instantly! I remember it was so easy talking to him, like I could be myself right away! We have been attached to the hip ever since!




How did he propose?
Kyle owns a furniture store and one day he told me that a customer had walked in and they started talking and he told Kyle that he owns a bunch of helicopters and that he would take us up for a ride for free that very next weekend! I didnt think anything of it since we do fun and random stuff all the time. That next Sunday, we flew over downtown, Tybee and then over Skidaway which is where my parents live. The pilot started to fly to one of the marinas and once he got over the water, he started to get real low to the ground and started to fly real slow.... I though we were about to crash! He then whipped us around to face the island again and there I saw mine and Kyle's family holding up a sign saying "will you marry me?".





When is your wedding date?
April 27, 2013

Why did you pick the area you are getting married in?
We originally thought about getting married in Sweden as that is where I grew up. However, most of our family could not attend and so we had to refocus. We currently live in Savannah and this is also where most of our friends and Kyle's family live. Seemed like the most logical spot if we wanted our friends and family to attend. Know that a lot of brides travel here to get married, so must be a good wedding spot!

Where do you reside now?
Savannah, GA 

Anything interesting or out of the ordinary you are including in your
wedding day? 
I have three swedish bridesmaids and I am having one yellow rose in by bouquet in memory of my grandmother.

Anything else you would like to add?
We have a four year old girl named Chloe - a spoiled golden retriever!  

We love you guys and that proposal story is Ahhh-mazing!! The planning is coming along just perfectly and we are getting so excited for the big day! Thank you Jade and Matthew Take Pictures for sharing these great sneak peaks into their engagement session. 
XO
The MGE Team

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Future Savannah Wedding: Auburn and Jake


Auburn Wiggins and Jake Salley

Date Engaged- July 29, 2012

Where did you meet?
Jake and I "officially" met in Houston Hobby airport when he accompanied my sorority sister and her boyfriend at the time, who is aslo Jake's best friend and best man, to pick me up.  My friend had just transfered from Auburn University to Texas A&M.  I flew in to visit her in College Station for the weekend.  Initially I was disappointed to see she had brought Jake with her to the airport.  I had reluctantly spoken to him a few times on the phone my sophomore year when my friend would pass the phone over to me having to attend to her duties at the front desk of our sorority dorm.  He seemed odd to me during those quick long distance conversations.  However, Jake and I bonded in the backseat on the drive to College Station that night.  Our humor was very similar and I was immediately attracted to him.  We all went out that evening and had a very good time, unfortunately, Jake had to go back to his hometown of Dallas over the weekend for a family dinner.  I was very disappointed that I would not see him again before I left.   It was Saturday and I was missing my new friend that I thought I would never see again.  That evening the three of us went to dinner without Jake.  When we drove up to their duplex I was elated to see Jake's white Ford F-150!  He had come back early!!!  Almost as soon as I got back to Auburn he had planned his trip to visit me a month later in Auburn.  That initial meeting was September 18, 2003 and we have been in each other's site ever since!!!                                   


How did he propose? 
Jake proposed the morning of July 29.  It was a Sunday and Jake woke me up to tell me he had made breakfast.  I opened the door to my bedroom and immediately noticed the rose petals leading down the stairway.  I followed the petals downstairs with Jake by my side.  When we got to the living room I saw a beautiful bouquet of flowers and then the scrabble board set up on the coffee table.  He instructed me to sit down and look at the game board.  In scrabble tiles Jake had spelled out...AUBURN WILL YOU MARRY ME LOVE JAKE...once I put the letters together i noticed Jake down on one knee with the most amazing ring in his hands!!!  I said yes and we popped a bottle of champagne, made mimosas, and at captain crunch french toast!  It was perfect!!         

When is your wedding date?
 April 13, 2013

Why did you pick the area you are getting married in?
 We are getting married at the GA State Railroad Museum/aka Roundhouse Museum, in the Historic district of Savannah.  My dad's family is from Savannah I have always loved  the city and dreamed of marrying here.  I finally brought Jake to Savannah in 2006 for St. Patrick's Day and he fell in love with the city as well.  I loved the Roundhouse Museum because of the rustic atmosphere.  I like the juxtaposition of exposed brick and soft, delicate lace...I feel its a nice representation of me and Jake.         

Where do you reside now?
 Jake and I live in Dallas, Texas.

Anything interesting or out of the ordinary you are including in your
wedding day? 
 We are going to include Scrabble tiles in our wedding day because those little pieces of wood have played a big role in our relationship.  Jake asked me to be his "official" girlfriend over a Scrabble game during a family beach trip, and then Jake proposed with those letters.  I will also be carrying a brooch bouquet composed of many of my grandmother's brooches and the other brooches will represent everyone who is special to me.  I have asked all my dear friends and family to choose a brooch to add to the collection.      

We are beyond excited you two! The plans are coming together perfectly and we couldn't be more in love with the details and you both! LOVE how Jake proposed...you are just amazing! :)
XO
The MGE Team

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Future Savannah Wedding: Destinee and Eric



Destinee Disher and Eric Swanson

Date Engaged
September 9, 2012

Where did you meet?
We met the Fall of 2004 at the University of Florida, in Chemistry Lab 101. We were little eighteen year old freshman who just thought each other were really cute. We dated briefly but it soon ended as he thought I was too serious for him (little did he know haha). We remained friends throughout college and the in the Fall of 2006, Eric came to a fundraiser my honor society was hosting. He pulled me aside and said that he had come here for me, that he wanted to be with me, and would I give him another shot. A few months later, I gave him that second shot, and as they say, the rest is history.

How did he propose?


Eric and I love to travel, and I always try and plan a trip around his birthday. This year we had planned a trip to New Orleans. We had an amazing weekend thus far, and it was Sunday, and that means football. I dawned a teal dress with black accessories, and geared up to spend the day watching the Jaguars.  We were on our way to a restaurant to watch the game, and we walked through Jackson Square on the way. I was hot and sweaty, and in no mood to be taking breaks unless it was to get  a beer or sit in the shade for a minute.  He asked to sit down on a bench inside the square, and needless to say I was not excited about the unexpected stop. And then he said “Screw it, I was going to buy the ring next week, and I had all these great plans on how to propose, but I just don’t want to wait any longer.” He got down on one knee and asked if I would marry him. I told him I would have to think about it, because if you know me, of course I had to say that, and then of course, said YES! We later went to the French Market and bought a beautifully tacky $10 ring to commemorate the moment.

When is your wedding date?
October 26, 2013

Why did you pick the area you are getting married in?
We have always had really great memories of Savannah. We have spent some time here with friends for St. Patrick’s Day, and we spent a romantic weekend for Eric’s birthday a couple of years ago. Still one of my favorite memories is being at a romantic dinner at the Old Pink House and Eric setting the bread basket on fire from the candle on the table. Our waiter had to rush to throw the basket outside the front door before we burnt down the place.

We have always loved the romantic, historic feel, and the fact that you can walk everywhere (and open container law is nice as well). We knew we wanted a destination wedding, and we have a lot of friends and family in Atlanta, as well as Jacksonville, FL, and wanted to find a middle ground. Savannah was perfect, and knowing we loved the city already, sealed the deal for us.

Where do you reside now?
Atlanta, GA

Anything interesting or out of the ordinary you are including in your wedding day?
We are really trying to make it a fun weekend to spend with all of our closest friends and family. And really trying to make it very personal.

It isn’t quite the wedding day, but my favorite holiday is Halloween. I’ve always loved coming up with great creative costumes and Eric’s sweet enough to go along for the ride. We have been Dog the Bounty Hunter and his wife Beth, we have been an Amish couple, we were Border Patrol and a Mexican, etc. Because of my love for the holiday, and the date of our wedding, we will be having a Halloween party with all of our wedding guests for the rehearsal dinner. Think zombie bridal party, and the most hideous wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses I could find.

On the actual wedding day, the reception site actually shoots a live cannon after the ceremony. I will also have one of my best friends, Josh, be a “brides-man”, and Eric’s sister will actually be one of his “grooms-woman”, and they will both stand of the opposite side of where one may expect. We are also trying to come up with different activities to do at the reception and since we love games, we have come up with life-size jenga, cornhole, etc. One more thing is Eric’s Dad is actually being ordained so that he can perform our ceremony.  A lot of the interesting things we are doing we are trying to keep a secret for our wedding guests :)


We just adore you two and all the fun plans in place thus far. We cannot wait to see what the rest of the planning will bring and more importantly, getting to share in the most important day in your lives.
XO
The MGE Team