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Sunset LGBTQ+ Engagement Session at Fairmount Water Works in Philly

It was truly love at first sight for Melissa and Angelina. They met a year ago on a dating app called PlentyofFish and have been inseparable ever since. “This kind of love doesn’t happen to everyone. From the very first time we met face to face we knew this was forever,” says Melissa.

For their engagement session, the couple drew inspiration from the contemporary luxury architecture of Fairmount Park’s famed Water Works in Philly.  With its columned walkways, iconic views, and picturesque landscaping, the couple had a wide variety of locations to shoot their engagement session.   Scroll to see more photos and read their love story.

What makes your relationship special?

What makes us so special is our connection. It’s out of this world. We have unspoken words that we can answer out loud… it’s almost like we are 1 or have superpowers and can read each other’s minds. It feels like we have known and been together forever and it’s the kind of love that will never fade even with time. This kind of love doesn’t happen to everyone. From the very first time we met face to face we knew this was forever.

How did you know your partner was the one?

Melissa knew after a few conversations before we met in person. Don’t ask me how but for me it was when I saw her in person for the first time. The way she looks at me and the smile she always has melts my heart.

Give us all the details about the proposal. How and where did it happen? Was it a surprise?

So Melissa tried to surprise me but I already knew it was happening that day lol. She called me at work and told me her best friends came by the house because her car broke down. So she came and picked me up from work with her best friend in the car and we take this nice drive to Bristol Lion Park so mind you, I love water. She leaves me with the best friend to have a girls talk and goes to the gazebo where she placed red and yellow rose petals. As me and her best friend walked up I knew and I slowly walked up the rose-petaled steps to her and she got on one knee and asked me to marry her.

We’re all about the bling… Tell us all about that ring!

The ring is amazing. It is a 14K white gold 1 karat diamond accented with diamonds in an infinity symbol.

What are you most excited about when it comes to your wedding planning?

Just being with each other although I would love her forever without it, just knowing that I am dedicating my life to her and knowing it will be in good hands, showing our families and loved ones what real and true love is.

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