One of our favorite places in Virginia is the location for today’s Middleburg engagement session! The heart of this little quaint Northern Virginia town set the backdrop for Erin and Matt’s session. The Girl Tyler captured this equestrian inspired day beautifully! The pair strolled the downtown streets, and stopped for coffee at the iconic Common Grounds. They then moved onto the nearby horse stables and equestrian center with their precious pup! Thank you to The Girl Tyler for sharing a look into this Middleburg engagement session. Scroll down to hear more about Erin and Matt’s love story!
How did you meet? “We both are alumni of the College of William & Mary, but he graduated in 2008 and I graduated in 2012, so we were never there at the same time. However, we had tons of mutual friends. So in the fall of 2011, we both happened to be in Charlottesville for the UVA-W&M football game. Bad news: W&M lost… good news: We were both drinking away the defeat at the same bar, and our fraternity/sorority friends introduced us! We kept in touch during my senior year, and when I graduated and moved to D.C., we started dating. The rest is history!”
What’s your Proposal Story? “Matt and I took a quick weekend trip to Boston since neither of us had been before. On Saturday, we had a busy day planned – museums, Fenway Park and the view from the top of the Prudential Tower – but that morning, as we walked through the Boston Public Garden, I noticed Matt was a little less chatty than normal. Much more interested in staring at the lake/swans than I would have expected, especially since there was brunch waiting for us on the other side of the park. I figured it out as soon as he grabbed both of my hands in a way he’d never done before – I started laughing/crying almost immediately (despite the fact that we had gone ring shopping together – I knew this was coming – and yet still a surprise!). But then… nothing happened!! He couldn’t get the words out! We stood there, both half-laughing, teary-eyed, smiling like lunatics, but nothing was happening. So as we were standing there… unbelievable, but another group of tourists actually came up to us and asked if we could take their photo. So that reset us, and once we had sent them on their way, we walked a little further down the garden paths. Once again, this time in full view of the George Washington monument, Matt grabbed both my hands, then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I said yes; we laughed, we cried, we kissed, we called our families. And then we had an amazing day in Boston! “