It began with EMT school and ended with a happy ever after. And a puppy! #RealJasmineBride Meaghan and Alex started out just as friends, but Alex managed to sweep Meaghan off of her feet. Keep scrolling to read all about how Alex pulled off the most secretive proposal yet!

How They Met

Meaghan and Alex met in EMT school where they were both studying. During class one day, they were assigned partners for practicing taking each other’s blood pressure. Meaghan found Alex’s blood pressure to be unusually high and was concerned about this. After Meaghan told their instructor about his results, Alex confessed that Meaghan placed his arm on her leg and it made him all flustered! Throughout their time in school, they didn’t talk much aside from the class they had together. And once school was over, Alex asked her out and planned tons of cute dates so they could get to know one another. After learning their birthdays were just a day apart, both Meaghan and Alex knew it was meant to be.

#RealJasmineBride Meaghan quickly knew Alex was the one because as their relationship progressed, he still treated her as if their relationship just began. Always keeping Meaghan on her toes and making her feel loved, Alex never stopped treating her with kindness , thoughtfulness, patience and understanding. She knew the love was real.

How He Popped the Question

Alex picked Meaghan up from the airport after a visit to her parents in Georgia. As she exited the doors, Alex was holding up a sign with Meaghan’s name on it. She thought he was being silly trying to embarrass her. But he flipped it over and on the back it said “Marry Me!” Once she saw what it said, their friends came out of their hiding spots to surprise her. One of her friends held up their phone so that her mom could witness the proposal from Georgia. They all went back to our apartment to celebrate and there was a baby golden retriever puppy waiting to meet its new mom! With one surprise after the other, Meaghan thought that was the last one. Little did she know that when when they arrived at his family’s house to celebrate, her mom- who Meaghan had just left visiting- was present to celebrate with her. Alex’s perfect timing and planning really paid off- Meaghan felt so loved with a new fiancé, fur baby, and her mom there for this special milestone.

Becoming a #RealJasmineBride

As soon as the wedding planning began, Meaghan’s favorite part was searching for the perfect wedding dress. This was the part of the planning she looked forward to the most. After visiting about six bridal salons, Meaghan found her dream dress at Jasmine Galleria. Every salon she went to was missing something with every dress she tried on. Our #RealJasmineBride stepped into Jasmine Galleria and instantly fell in love with Jasmine. “That place is wedding heaven! They have the most beautiful dresses and are different than any I had seen at other stores. “

When in doubt, always go with a dress that makes you feel most you! Meaghan wasn’t sure if she wanted to go big or bold since your wedding day is the only time you really can. She almost bought a dress that was big and bold, but decided to go with a dress that she felt like myself in. The design of the neckline also looked like vines to her which was perfect since she got married at a vineyard!

The Wedding Day

On a warm summer afternoon, Meaghan and Alex’s closest family and friends gathered at the Acquaviva Winery in Maple Park, IL. The sun was hiding behind the clouds, but that didn’t stop anyone from smiling on their happiest day. With wine barrels and beautiful rustic chic decor set out in front of the vineyard, the couple exchanged their vows to one another. #RealJasmineBride Meaghan describes their wedding day as “a dream!” They have the most amazing friends and family who did absolutely everything to make sure everything went perfectly. Her family came from all over the east coast to witness the couple’s marriage. And planning was a breeze because they all helped her to make sure everything went smoothly.


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Dress Boutique: Jasmine Galleria
Photography: Lexie Moneta Photography
Videography: Petit Four Films
Florals: Jasmine Galleria
Venue: Acquaviva Winery
Dj: DJ Admit One
Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Hair: Ashley Wells
Make-up: True Beauty by Dana