Danny proposed to Sharon at the historic Meems Bottom Covered Bridge, which is known as one of the oldest bridges around. After taking fun images on the bridge and capturing the very spot where he proposed, we hiked down to the creek where we found lots of people wading and the perfect tree trunk to sit for a while by the creek’s edge. The views of the mountains and cornfields stretched for miles. The Meems Bottom covered bridge is an ideal place for a proposal and of course what better place for their engagement session.
Danny and Sharon’s Love Story
On June 7, 2014 we were invited to a bon fire at my daughter-in-law’s parent’s home. I knew something was up from all the questions he was asking me, like where this place was and any special landmarks that might be around it. So we get there and socialize, but Danny seemed nervous, after an hour or so, we all here this loud noise from the sky! Danny calls me out into the a clearing from the trees and points up to the sky, ant it’s a plane with a banner flying above the read, “Sharon will you marry me…love Danny”. I was SO happy, but there was no ring given at this proposal. I was just so excited to be engaged and looking forward to marrying the love of my life.
In the next several weeks, we began to shop for engagement rings and eventually found a small jewelers in Reston, where a friend of the family worked, and had picked out a beautiful ring, but of course t had to be special made and that would take 4 to 6 weeks. On Friday July 3rd, Danny said he wanted to take me to dinner somewhere. The place was called Dan’s Steakhouse and it was in Luray, so we leave after work and start driving to the restaurant. We go past it and and he said we were early. so we were going to drive around for a while. Then he stops at this covered bridge that he has always loved. We get out and walk around and we sit down on the bridge and he goes to his truck and gets a rose out of the truck and comes over and gets down on one knee and says the most beautiful words, and asks me to marry him. Again, I was so surprised because it had only been a couple weeks since we ordered the ring. of course, I say yes and as we are both wiping away tears, he goes back to the truck and gets a bottle of champagne and 2 glasses and we toast to our future.
And now as we prepare to take those vows, I can’t tell you how this man has changed my life and how happy he has made me. I can’t wait to become Mr. and Mrs. Callahan.
Thank you Danny & Sharon for an amazing engagement session! Looking forward to your Wedding Day! Enjoy the preview! xoxo – Donna Gilroy, Gilroy Photography