While they ran in the same social circles during college, it took a while for #ZolaCouple Scott and Meghan to finally cross paths while working at the same company. Now the pair gives us the scoop on organizing a wedding on their own and dishes on their shared loves of globetrotting and hosting friends and family.
How did you meet?
Scott and I met at work in 2011. We were working in the same department. The funny thing is that we went to college next to one another – he went to Haverford and I went to Bryn Mawr. We had a lot of the same friends in college, we even went to some of the same parties, but we never met. Fortunately we met at work and immediately became friends. We didn’t start dating until the end of 2012 so by that time we had a year of friendship under our belts.
How did you get engaged?
We both took a half day at work and he told me that we were going to the zoo. I left work later than I had originally planned so I missed the gym class I wanted to take, and went straight home. I forgot to tell him that I was on my way home so I surprised him when I called to tell him I was 5 minutes away. When I got home he was pacing back and forth (which was odd) and I asked him where he wanted to go for lunch and he said “Well, before we do that, I have something I want to ask you…” and then he got on one knee in our kitchen and asked me to marry him. I cried, he cried. It was perfect.
What was the first thing you did after you got engaged?
We called our families and then he surprised me with a weekend at a bed and breakfast in the mountains. It was just the two of us all weekend. When we got back to our apartment on Sunday both of our families came over to watch the Eagles game and drink champagne!
What are you most excited for on your registry?
I was definitely most excited to get the KitchenAid mixer! I’ve always wanted one, and my bridesmaids got it for us!
Any tips on balancing wedding planning with your everyday busy life?
We got all of the big things out of the way immediately – venue, DJ, photographer, decorator, invitations, hotel. Then we were able to do all of the little things on our lunch break or on the weekends together. We thought about hiring a wedding planner, we even interviewed a handful of them, but we are both so organized that we decided we could handle it on our own, and we were right.
Favorite meal to cook for two?
I love summer dinners – burgers and corn on the cob.
Go-to dinner on a week night?
Either take-out sushi or Indian.
Favorite Sunday breakfast?
It’s rare, but I love when Scott makes pancakes. We usually have eggs or make shakes, but his pancakes are definitely a treat.
Cooking or baking?
I LOVE to bake. I don’t bake enough though. Now that life has settled down a bit after our wedding, I’m looking forward to baking more.
Go-to recipes for dinner parties or potlucks?
We have a famous peanut butter cup brownie recipe that everyone loves. It’s a go-to dessert for us and it’s so east to make! We make it so often I don’t even need the recipe anymore.
Tips on decorating when you have people over?
I always get fresh flowers when we have people over. Sometimes we will buy special place settings or centerpieces, but fresh flowers are a must.
Would you rather be the host or the guest?
I would rather be the host. I love to entertain and have people over. And we don’t have to drive home!
I love a French 75 – we made it one of our signature cocktails at our wedding and people loved it!
Best party you’ve hosted or attended together?
If I’m not allowed to choose our wedding, I would say the best party we hosted together was our Friendsgiving dinner. We hosted Friendsgiving last year because we were going to be in Costa Rica for Thanksgiving, and we still wanted to have a Thanksgiving dinner. It was so fun! Everyone brought something and we ate and drank way too much.
See some of this #ZolaCouple’s favorite items below and check out their entire registry here.