With a myriad of location ideas for their engagement session, Sam, Amber and their photographer, Rebecca Sigety Photography, eventually settled on an icon of DC ;Union Station. They loved the classic stone architecture and dynamic archways as a backdrop for their romantic portraits. We can’t help but agree. It’s the perfect spot to kick of those classic engagement photos. After the station, they wandered around the gorgeous parks of Capital Hill showing off their cool and eclectic style. These two lovebirds will be getting married at the VisArts Center in Maryland in August 2019 and we wish them nothing but the best!
How did you meet? For a while, Sam and I were part of the same large high school friend group but didn’t really know each other. March 2008, however, brought the band Cobra Starship to our hometown of Norfolk, Virginia — and subsequently us to the line to get into the show. Even though he had a girlfriend at the time, the proximity in the line — and later the crowd — led us to our first few conversations. After then, our friendship blossomed now that the initial ice had been broken. We dated briefly in high school the next year, but came back together in April 2011. Cobra Starship’s come to an end, but we know our story is still just getting started.
Tell us your proposal story. In March 2018, Sam and I made plans to go to Momofuku for dinner just as a nice treat for ourselves. Everything went as usual — drinks, dinner, conversation — but near the end of the meal, Sam mentioned that he had a surprise waiting for me at home. While my mind immediately went to think we were getting a puppy, I wasn’t prepared for what was waiting for us at home.
As soon as we walked in the door, I was told to sit on the couch and close my eyes. A few moments passed before I felt weight sink into the couch beside me. Sam then asked for me to face him and open my eyes; in his hands were a pair of concert tickets. He said, “You know, we met ten years ago this month at a show and it changed us forever. Will you go to another one with me?” He passed the tickets to me with slightly shaking hands.
It took a few moments to register what was happening, because my eyes immediately went to where the headliner would be on a normal ticket. To the naked eye, they looked extremely real and were even printed on glossy paper. In the body of the ticket, “Samber Presents The Proposal. Amber, Will You Marry Me?” was written. Confused, I replied, “The Proposal, who is that? …oh my god.” Of course, I said yes.
We’ve been to plenty of shows together since then, but I think the best one will be the one we’re putting on in Rockville on August 31st!
Photo Credit: Rebecca Sigety Photography