Going through a difficult breakup, the last thing on Shanna's mind was finding a new relationship, or even being social at all, but by the persistence of friends, and the guidance of fate, that evening celebrating a birthday would turn out to be the turning point of both Shanna and Eddie's lives. Almost immediately, Eddie was aware of Shanna's presence, completely drawn to her. By the end of the evening she accepted his phone number, leading to a conversation that would set them on the path to happily ever after...
Continue reading all about Shanna & Eddie's love story, surprise New Year's Eve proposal, and wedding aspirations in their fun, bold and elegant Baltimore engagement.
Bride & Groom-to-be: Shanna & Eddie
Occupations: Federal Government Employee/ Social worker
Entrepreneur: Dump truck owner/operator
Wedding date: June 29th 2018
Engagement Session Date: January 30, 2018
Engagement Session Location: Mt. Washington Tavern, Baltimore, MD
Tell us how you met and all about the proposal. In 2004 I was going through a breakup with a previous boyfriend. My friends at the time invited me to a birthday celebration, in which I declined at least 5 times. I was in no mood to be around anyone. As the only person with a car, my friends repeatedly asked, more so pressured, me into going to the birthday party because they needed a ride. I eventually gave in. Once we arrived at the party I was immediately ready to go. I sat at a table and almost immediately I could feel a set of eyes staring at me from across room. I did everything that I could to avoid eye contact. He eventually mustered up the courage to come over and asked my name. He was way too aggressive and I was instantly uninterested. After being persistent, I eventually gave him my telephone number, simply so that he would leave me alone. It's funny how one telephone call turned into a lasting relationship. Who would've thought?
Fast forward 13 years. The proposal took place at a New Year's Eve celebration in Baltimore, MD in a room filled with family and friends. After the ball dropped, several people went around the room making statements about what they were thankful for. The microphone was passed to Eddie. He began talking about the things that he's most thankful for and then he focused on me (I was so confused) he eventually said "there's only one thing left to do" and he proceeded to get down on one knee. The proposal was completely unexpected and absolutely magical.
Describe your engagement session. The Engagement session took place at Mt. Washington Tavern in Baltimore, Maryland. We wanted a location that was reflective of our relationship and the things we enjoy most so Mt. Washington Tavern was perfect. The location was elegant yet fun, sexy yet bold.
What did you do on your first date? Our first date consisted of us going to the movies and ending the night at a lounge. A very simple night that evolved into a lifetime of dating.
What is your favorite thing to do as a couple? Our favorite thing to do as a couple is to host and attend events. We are socialites. Put us in any room and we will create the fun.
How has wedding planning been so far? Wedding planning has been fun, overwhelming, exhausting and exciting but we are overjoyed that the journey of planning is ending and we will soon be experiencing wedded bliss.
What are you looking forward to most on your wedding day? On my wedding day, I am looking forward to seeing my husband-to-be, experiencing an emotional height never before reached, and am looking forward to being the "belle of the ball."