Megan and Charles arrive as separate guests to a mutual friend’s blue-grass birthday party. As Charles enters the party, he spots Megan across the room who is serving up wiskey-cider to guests. He immediately walks up to her, extends his arm for a handshake, and speaks an unforgettable greeting: “Hi, I’m Charles Coates!” Charmed by Charles' Southern formality, Megan giggles, and the two spark-up conversation. They are inseparable the rest of the evening.
While in graduate school, Megan and Charles often found themselves traveling the distance between Tucson and Tempe, Arizona to be together. Checking out art museums, or discovering a new place in the Sonoran desert were frequent activities for the couple.
Megan, the creative visionary, encourages Charles to go above and beyond in his artistic endeavors. Charles, the artist, fuels a collective creativity through every new body of work. Together, their love of art, design, travel and cooking create a lasting bond.
At a family wedding Charles catches the garter and Megan catches the bouquet!
Charles gives thanks in an unexpected way and pops the question to Meg almost three years after they met.