Megan and Kevin

How We Met

Kevin and I first saw each other at our local gym, but we didn’t meet until we were both out downtown with mutual friends. After first seeing Kevin at the gym I told all my friends about this cute guy I kept seeing at the gym, I thought surely he was already taken. When I first saw him, I knew somehow I’d end up marrying him, and went as far to tell my friends I was going to marry this guy at the gym whom I’ve never even met!

The night we did cross paths was a night I didn’t even want to go out, but reluctantly I went out and ended up seeing the “gym guy” with some of my mutual friends. I remember him asking me, “Hey you work out at the rec center, right?” And I tried to play it cool pretending I had never seen him before. I knew after that night we were going to end up together.

How He Asked

Kevin and I went on vacation to Charleston, SC to visit his dad and stepmom. We have been to Charleston once before and we both fell in love with the city. On the third day of our vacation Kevin had planned for us to go Magnolia Plantation, a beautiful plantation with swamp gardens and gorgeous flowers. I didn’t think much of it because we had gone the year before and Kevin didn’t seem nervous or weird at all during the morning.

We got to the plantation right when it opened to beat the crowd, and we started walking around the gardens. I had a feeling something was up but after about 30 minutes of walking around and nothing happened I was beginning to give up hope of a proposal. With the sun beating down on us and after walking through a spider web, I was about ready to head home.

Then Kevin took me across a bridge to one of the swamp gardens and got down on one knee. I can’t remember anything he said because I was too busy crying and worrying he would drop the ring in the swamp! Luckily, he didn’t drop it, and it was one of the happiest moments of our lives.

Special Thanks

Cecilee Westen
Photographer