For Megan & Zach it all started shortly after high school, when they both attended a friend’s graduation party. Zach, being the smart guy he is, made the first move by asking a friend for Megan’s number. It didn’t take long for them both to realize that marriage was in their future. After a couple months in, they knew that what they had was extremely special.
Zach and Megan dated for five years before getting engaged. What really sealed the deal for them was being thrown into a long distance relationship and becoming even stronger because of it. Zach’s baseball career was taking off and Megan was completing her studies at Arizona State University. Although there were many trials of being in a long distance relationship, this only strengthened them all the more. Megan was committed to being Zach’s biggest fan and enduring the travels and joys of being immersed in the baseball world.
Zach proposed in Seattle, Washington. There, he took Megan to Alki Beach during the sunset. Zach, had cleverly arranged to have Megan “FaceTime” with her best friend. Her best friend had dressed Megan & Zach’s dog’s up, and even had a sign behind them that said “Will You Marry Me?” This, was a surprise to Megan. Though she had an idea that Zach could be proposing soon, she had no idea when. Zach’s proposal meant so much to her because he involved their beloved dogs; Zooey and Penelope. Megan herself is a huge animal lover and their dogs are considered their children, so having them a part of the engagement was very special to her.
Megan and Zach chose El Chorro in Paradise Valley for their wedding location. The moment they stepped foot onto the property they both knew they wanted to get married there. Their wedding date of December 3rd, 2016 was chosen because it was “off season” for baseball. Megan tends to “freeze” quite easily and was concerned about it being too cold, but as it turned out they were delivered a gorgeous 70 degree wedding day.
Megan really wanted her overall look for the wedding to compliment their chosen venue. They chose El Chorro because of it’s incredible desert landscape and view of Camelback Mountain. Her main focus when planning the design elements was to make sure that they weren’t drawing their guests attention away from the natural beauty of the venue but still giving it that extra touch for a more romantic feel.
Looking back on the wedding day now, Megan and Zach both agree that their most special day was genuinely perfect and felt like a dream, the best dream you could possibly ever imagine. They had many out of town guests that flew in for their wedding day. Zach and Megan say that “knowing that so many people from all over the country came to be there for our wedding day was very special for the both of us.”
The newlyweds are now most excited about “being together, especially during his baseball season ~ no more long distance!”