Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Engagement Session | Katie + Sean

Meadowlark Botanical Garden Engagement Session | Emily Marie Photography | Virginia Wedding Photographer

Meadowlark Botanical Garden Engagement Session | Emily Marie Photography | Virginia Wedding Photographer

Do I have an awesome love story for you! It’s one of those that you will find yourself saying “aww” throughout. It’s seriously like straight out of a movie, with the lovebirds growing up just a couple houses away from each other!

Katie and Sean grew up on the same street in Vienna, VA. When Sean moved to the neighborhood, he became friends with Katie’s younger brothers. They would see each occasionally and even went on a beach trip with mutual friends and neighbors when they were 14 years old. Though they both moved away, they reconnected at a poker game her brothers’ were hosting in college. Sean stayed after to flirt with Katie and that was the beginning!

One of their favorite date nights was an unplanned jazz rock concert. While they were walking by the venue before dinner, Katie and Sean walked by a sign, sparking their interest. It was a small quaint venue, but the band were incredibly talented! They were immersed in the real music and having a grand old time together! Sean went to get them a drink and while walking back to their table, he “knew in his heart that this felt right, being with her.” Talk about a super romantic and special date!

Earlier this year, Sean took Katie to a Blandy Farms in Winchester, VA. He walked her down to this really special spot with natural flowers and lush green plants that was secluded from the rest of the park. It had just finished raining and was their own magical rainforest. He got down on one knee with a single red rose and asked Katie to marry him! She, of course, said, “YES” and they got to relish in that moment just the two of them!

Whenever I start talking about their engagement session with my couples, I always ask if there is a special location they would like to include! Katie and Sean wanted to include Meadowlark Botanical Gardens because they grew up less than 10 minutes from it and frequented it often! But they wanted to include another special location: the very street they met! So special!!

I am beyond excited for my cousin and her awesome fiancé to become husband and wife this November! It is going to be such a joy-filled and stunning day!

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