Having met in college, Melissa and Blair's friendship overtime blossomed into love as they quickly began to realize they were meant to be. Featured in the Summer 2017 Issue of MunaLuchi Bride Magazine, they look forward to celebrating their union with their family and friends on the wedding day.
Read all about Melissa & Blair's love story, romantic surprise proposal, and wedding aspirations in their Historic U.S. and Travel themed engagement session - beautifully captured by MunaLuchi Coterie Member Terri Baskin of Terri Baskin Photography. View the complete selected gallery here.
Bride & Groom-to-be: Melissa & Blair
Occupations: Bride: Wedding Planner/Government / Groom: Real Estate
Wedding date: August 18, 2017
Wedding location: The Sunset Room National Harbor by Wolfgang Puck
Location of Engagement shoot: Freeway Airport (Bowie, MD) and United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
Tell us how you met and all about the proposal. We met in college at the University of Maryland, College Park. It wasn’t until January 2014 where our union was established. Being that we’re both sports fans, it is only fitting that our first date involved us attending a Washington Redskins' game. It was our love of the game that brought us together and for that we will forever be grateful. As our dates became significant, we knew we were meant to be. As time evolved, we became best friends and began to feel more and more comfortable around each other. Like most couples, we have our “go-to spots” but we always tried to incorporate new ways to spend time with each other. Whether it was trying new restaurants, going to concerts, lavish trips, sporting events, recreational activities, bowling, kayaking, or an occasional walk around town, we made sure to create new memories every chance we got.
(Proposal) It came as a total surprise when Blair decided to propose at the National Harbor. The weather was perfect and the sun shined ever so bright, and what I thought was just another picture, turned into him getting down on one knee. The National Harbor, located at the Potomac River in Oxon Hill, MD, is where we spend a lot of our spontaneous date nights at. It’s located on the Potomac River in Oxon Hill, MD. On the afternoon of August 31, 2016, Blair told me to get dressed so we could enjoy a nice dinner on the waterfront. As we arrived, we were walking along the waterfront trying to decide which restaurant we wanted to eat at. The sunset was beautiful so we asked someone walking by to take a picture of us, and before you know it, he was down on one knee asking me to marry him! Of course I said "YES!" I am so excited to start the beginning of our eternal LOVE story. Blair is all I could ask for in a husband and I can’t wait to see what life has in store for us.
Describe your engagement session. Our engagement session was super fun! We are having a modern travel themed wedding so it was only right that one of our sessions were held at a local airport. Our elegant session was at the United States Capitol and Supreme Court Justice Buildings. Our engagement session with Terri was our first shoot and we really enjoyed it.
What did you do on your first date? Our very first date was attending a Washington Redskins game.
What's your favorite thing to do as a couple? We really enjoy traveling.
How has wedding planning been so far? Wedding planning has been a breeze since Melissa is a wedding planner herself. We are very excited to see everything come together!
Tell us what you're looking forward to most on the wedding day. We're looking forward to celebrating our union with our family and friends.