Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Southern Love: Meagan and Terrance {The Love Story}

So this week I introduced you to Meagan and Terrance who were wonderfully photographed by Tyrell Banks.  But I have been holding back on the part of the story that makes you go awwww.  The story of how they became engaged.  Of course I did tell that they met in college, but specifically they met when Meagan decided to join a professional fraternity in which Terrance was a member.  Through the pledge process Terrance picked on Meagan a bit, but on Valentine’s Day he called to say hello. 3 years later Terrance decided it was time to finally pop the question.

On a Friday evening during his lunch break Terrance went to Jared’s (jewelry store) to purchase the ring without Meagan knowing.  A wrench was thrown in his plan when Meagan called Terrance as she usually does during lunch.  He of course couldn’t answer the phone because Meagan would have heard the sales people greet other customers with ‘Welcome to Jared’s’ as they walked in the store.  So Meagan called a few more times with no answer from Terrance.  He knew he would have to think quickly because Meagan would want to know why he didn’t answer and even better was the chance that she would be upset about him not answering.  So after Terrance purchased the ring and left the store he gave Meagan a call back.  As expected, she wanted to know why he did not answer and being a terrible liar Terrance told her that he did not hear the phone.  She wouldn’t buy it, so he went to the next lie and said he was at lunch with a friend.  Still a bit irritated she accepted that answer.

To actually propose Terrance had to drive 6 ½ hours from Atlanta to New Orleans while Meagan was at a convention.  By time he arrived he was exhausted and overwhelmed with the thought of how to propose as he still hadn’t figured out how to pop the question. Later that night Meagan and their friends were ready to go out and party but Terrance was still tired.  Meagan took this as him being a party pooper and began lecturing him while they were standing outside on the balcony. She even threatened to leave him home while she went out with their friends!  Midway through the conversation Terrance cut her off and asked her, "Do you love me?” She replied, “Yeah" and gave him a look as if he had asked her the dumbest question in the world.  "Do you want to spend the rest of your life with me?" he asked. "Not if you're going to act like this!" she snapped back.  He followed that response by getting down on one knee, opening the ring box, and asking, "Will you marry me?"  She covered her eyes with both hands as tears began to flow, looked at him and said, "YES!!!!!!"

The rest as they say is history….. 


  1. Ohhh...sooo sweet, what a great story. I've got tears in my eyes!

  2. I definitely said awwww!! What a great story!

  3. Haha. I was just talking to my sister the other day about her engagement - she got into her argument with her husband the day before he proposed, because he was trying to throw her off track by telling her they weren't going to get married for awhile. It's so funny the things that happen when guys are just trying to be sweet and surprise us but we have no clue so we get mad at them. ;) Cute story!!