Megan and Robert met during their high school days, at confirmation class at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Port Chester (where they later got married).
Megan then went on to attend Wagner College in Staten Island to become an orthopedic surgeon’s assistant. To celebrate her graduation, Bobby took her out to dinner and Megan was so excited, because, she says, “I thought that that night was going to be the night he asked me to marry him.”
The evening did not go as she had anticipated. The following morning was the morning of Megan’s graduation party, and she was furious. Bobby didn’t make her wait too much longer, however, because the whole time he was planning on popping the question that night.
Her party was being held at Crawford Park in Rye. Unbeknownst to her, Bobby had decorated an area of the park with crystals and white hanging doves—which had meaning going back to their confirmation class days together—which he tied to a tree branch. When he took her to see it, she was so busy admiring the beauty around her that, when she looked back at him, she hadn’t noticed that he was already down on one knee.
While they got engaged back in 2010, the couple decided to take their time with the wedding planning. But that didn’t mean that it hadn’t been on Megan’s mind all along. In fact, the night after they were engaged, she told Bobby “now I can show you” as she pulled out a whole file for their wedding that she had been adding to quietly over the years.
Luckily, Megan’s mom had been an event planner for Morgan Stanley for many years, so she was an invaluable asset to them (in more ways than one, as will be described later).
They decided upon an October 12th wedding at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle. While there wasn’t a set theme, their colors were black, white, and burgundy with an overall vintage vibe. “I wanted it all to be very classy and elegant,” Megan says. “I didn’t want to look back over the years and regret anything.”
When searching for the perfect dress, Megan went to Kleinfeld’s with her mom. Her mom was the one who actually spotted the dress, but Megan initially didn’t care for its hanging flowers. “My mom actually took all the other dresses out of the room and only left the one she picked in with me,” Megan says. “So I had no choice but to try it on and I’m so glad I did, because I ended up loving it.”
It was a little out of their price range, but Megan’s mom came through again and emailed the company that made the dress to see if they had any samples sales coming up. She then tricked Megan into coming with her to an industrial warehouse in New Jersey until false pretenses. It definitely paid off, because the warehouse manager who helped them really connected with them and gave them a ridiculous deal. “My dress and veil were custom-made for me and she also threw in a money bag, purse, and undergarments,” Megan gushes. “I was so incredibly shocked and touched by the whole experience.”
In keeping with the color scheme, Megan’s mom also surprised her with a pair of sparkly burgundy Stuart Weitzman open-toe heels to that Megan had had her eye on for quite some time.
Megan had her own turn to surprise her mother when she asked both of her parents to walk her down the aisle to give her away during the ceremony, as well as sharing a mother-daughter dance during the reception.
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White Plains, NY