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Chatham Lighthouse Beach Proposal

Chatham, Massachusetts


A proposal three years in the making?! Talk about some serious planning ahead!

Three years ago, Anthony gave Megan a necklace with coordinates on it. At the time, he told her that they were the coordinates to her parents’ house on Cape Cod, which is her favorite place in the world.

Well, Megan never checked the coordinates…

Fast forward a few years to Anthony asking Megan to spend the rest of their lives together, at the exact spot of the coordinates on her necklace — the Chatham Lighthouse. For three. Whole. Years. Anthony knew this would be the spot he asked Megan to marry him.

But, you might be wondering why the proposal was on the beach, and not right next to the lighthouse. Well, Anthony and I had been planning this for a long time, and the plan was ALWAYS the lighthouse. As a bit of backstory, Anthony is one of my fiancé, Matt’s, best friends. So of course I was up to make the trip up to the cape to help capture one of the most important moments in his life.

Everything was going great — we barely hit any traffic on the drive up, we were checked into our hotel, we found the exact spot where Anthony planned to propose… until I realized that the lawn surrounding the lighthouse was gated off and locked.

He was going to propose in less than 30 minutes, so we needed a plan b — fast.

Naturally, I ran down to the beach across the street. Scouting a location on a time crunch is never ideal, but I had to make some quick decisions and somehow let him know about the change in plans. Despite the half dozen people flying kites on the beach, I decided that was definitely our best option. I texted a few photos and videos of the exact spot where Anthony should propose.

Thankfully, he was able to respond without Megan noticing, AND he was totally fine with the change of plans and totally trusted me. Phew!

Everything else went perfectly, and Megan was SO incredibly surprised. Matt and I had such an amazing time being there for this special moment, and I couldn’t have been happier to capture our sweet friends’ engagement! Congratulations, Megan and Anthony!

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