December 7, 2018
Scott and Megan’s engagement session on Skyline Drive was so joyful for a variety of reasons, but especially because Megan was in a freshmen small group I had led when I was a senior at JMU! Our group was large (25 girls!) and wild and passionate about knowing each other and Jesus – it was honestly one of the best decisions I had made while I was in school. Scott and Megan had started dating while I was leading our small group several years ago, so it was a bit surreal when they got engaged! Our time adventuring through the Shenandoah was so much fun, but I’m even more excited to celebrate with them on their wedding day in August!!
Want to get to know them a bit more?
How did you meet?
Scott and I met at the first JMU home football game our freshman year! We both went with a group of friends who ended up all sitting together. However, the first time we really ever hung out was at JMU’s freshman IV retreat, NSR. We got to know each other a little bit but our friendship didn’t take off until a few weeks later. One night, I was studying in carrier library pretty late and Scott offered to walk me home across campus to my dorm (east campus). We ended up going to a rooftop garden and talking for hours that night, and our relationship developed from there!
What is your dream date night?
Our dream date night is very low key. Eating good food and spending the evening outdoors with a beautiful view. We love to get seafood and watch the sunset on the bay at the beach, eat food truck tacos while star gazing in the summer, or really anything that involves good food and gorgeous views.
How did Scott propose?
Scott pulled off the proposal as a complete surprise to me. It was a typical Sunday in July. We went to church and out to Mr. J’s with a friend. Previously, Scott had suggested we go on a new hike he found at our favorite national forest, Rawley Springs. As we headed to the parking lot that afternoon, Scott began reminiscing on our memories over the last 3 years before pulling out a handkerchief and blindfolding me. He led me to the start of the path (running me smack into a tree in the process haha) before asking me to count to 60 before taking off the blindfold and following the path. When the 60 seconds were up, I opened my eyes to see the path lines with white tulle and pictures of us for the last 4 years. At the end of the trail, Scott waited on a knee surrounded by white rose petals and pictures of us all around. After the proposal itself, he surprised me further with an engagement party with our closest friends and family. It was a magical day!
What are you most looking forward to for your wedding day?
Scott: “I am most excited to see Megan in her dress”
Megan: “I am most excited for the few moments we will have alone, to celebrate together and rejoice in the wonderful gift we have been given. And then to go celebrate with all our friends and family”