Megan and John

Where to Propose in The Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Art Museum in Philadelphia, PA

How We Met

John and I went to the University of Delaware together, but we didn’t meet until he graduated. My best friend, Taylor, just happened to have this super cute brother and she really wanted us to get together. My senior year at UD I had gotten out of a long distance relationship and Taylor wasted zero time in getting us to meet. We all went out to a bar one night and John asked me if he could take me to dinner. We had an awesome first date, about a week later, at a local restaurant and saw Silver Linings Playbook. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that our first movie together was based in Philadelphia where we would soon be starting our lives together. After that date, we were pretty much inseparable. We went on a second date at the Christmas Village in Philly. I had never met someone who got me like he did, everything for us was just so natural. I knew pretty early on that he was the one.

John was working to get into medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine so we spent our first 3 years together traveling to and from Philly and Delaware to see each other. After we had enough traveling I moved up to Philly to be with him during his last 2 years of medical school. Which is where we are now!

How He Asked

My birthday, February 22, was a Thursday this year. So all celebrating was planned to be done on the weekend after. John kept telling me that he had a surprise planned. Well, me being the planner that I am I couldn’t stop bugging him about what we were doing on Saturday. (I have to say he was very tight-lipped for how annoying I was)

Saturday was just like any other Saturday. I went to the gym and came home and laid around a bit. And then I started to get ready for this big surprise. John called an Uber for us to get to the art museum. At this point, I still had no idea where we were going, until the Uber driver said: “so you guys are going to the rocky steps?” John being the smart guy that he is, knew there was no way I would want to go to the art museum on my birthday, so he told me there was a wine tasting event there. I would never turn down wine… so we pull up to the steps and make the long trek up.

Megan's Proposal in The Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Art Museum in Philadelphia, PA

It was a pretty rainy day out but luckily the rain had stopped. We got to the top of the steps and John stopped me. He said “You know we aren’t going to a wine tasting” then he got down on one knee and told me he loved me and asked if I would marry him. To which I, of course, said YES! He didn’t let the surprises end there. John thought of every detail, he even made fake event tickets that looked so real I still thought we were going to a wine tasting…

He hired a photographer who took beautiful photos for us to cherish forever. Then we were off to meet up with my parents, his parents, my Nana, and my sister to celebrate the best day ever.

Special Thanks

Jaryd Frankel
Photographer