Mike stood on the street corner across from Eola Wine Co. They had texted, emailed and talked enough on the phone. It was time to meet in person for the first time. The next day Mike was moving back to Tallahasee for law school. This was their last chance to meet.
Meghan noticed his warm smile first, and his shorts second and thought, “What is he doing wearing shorts to a first date?” That question and the doubts that came with it soon melted away as they talked over a glass of wine. Conversation was so easy and his gentle nature so reassuring that she knew that this first date was going to turn into something special!
Meghan, when did you know it was love?
From the beginning I knew our relationship had potential for being something longterm. I was always more guarded with my emotions because of really just not wanting to get my hopes up. Mike was always so reliable. He called when he said he would, we would talk on the phone for hours. There were no games. It was so easy.
I really knew that he was THE ONE when we were visiting my parents for my dad’s birthday and my sister was there with her 2 sons. Mike instantly connected with Ashwin, my 3 year old nephew. They were like best friends within 10 minutes meeting each other. By the end of the weekend they had formed a band called “Jungle Beach” and Ashwin had jumped ship to become a Seminole (that was short lived because my sister and I come from a family of strong Gators! We quickly told him how bad it was to be a Seminole! My family is so important to me and to see how nicely Mike blended with them is when I knew.
Mike, how did you propose?
Meghan was at a Dental conference in Denver so I tagged along and suggested that we go skiing beforehand. We were walking around Breckenridge right before dinner and walked down to the outer banks of the river. There was a full moon and I acted as if I was going to take a picture. Instead, I pulled the ring out of my pocket and she instantly started crying.
For their session, we revisited the locations of their first date (Mike wore pants this time!). We started at Eola Wine Co and then explored around Lake Eola. At the end of the night, we ended up at The Celt Irish Pub drinking a car bomb and talking about Gator and Seminole football.
Video by Orlando Wedding Photographers, Mike & Ann | Visual Storytellers.
We are so excited for their wedding at The Rosen Centre next month!