Bohemian Trails Gets Hitched

I’m not sure how or why it happened but somewhere along the line I got everything I ever wanted and so much more.

In all honesty, I’ve been mulling over whether or not to make this announcement at all. I know other writers who quickly shared their happy news with their readers, and while I admire their boldness for doing so, I wasn’t sure this was something I wanted to do myself. Believe it or not, I’m still an extremely private person despite running a blog where anyone can access my articles.

I’ve alluded to Diego in previous posts, many times not even mentioning him by name but rather by “boyfriend” or the mysterious “we” and “us”. Yet, he’s been in my life for two years this June. Without getting all sappy, I’ve put together a little photo post about when we met, where we traveled, where he proposed and finally, our special day.

The Meeting: New York, NY

In a nutshell, we met at a travel event here in New York. He’s the Founder of WeHostels by the way, so it was our love for travel that brought us together. Since then, we’ve traveled together through Chile, Argentina, Colombia, London and France – learning about both each other and the world in the most beautiful way.

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The Proposal: Paris, France

As fate would have it, London was calling both of us this past summer. After two back-to-back press trips to Finland and Germany, I headed to Londontown to meet up with Diego who was there for a conference. A big chunk of our relationship was spent apart and we saw this as a great opportunity to see each other and celebrate our one year anniversary with a five-day trip to Paris.

On our first night in the City of Lights, just as the sun began to set, Diego led me to a pedestrian bridge right near the Eiffel Tower. Before I even had a moment to take in the romantic backdrop, Diego was proposing and I was crying. As if we were in a movie, the Eiffel Tower literally started glowing – its first shimmer of the night. The next day he revealed a key he bought with our names on it. It’s now one of the many love locks on the Pont Des Arts Bridge.

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The Wedding: Georgetown, DC

Our original plan was to get married in Cartagena, Colombia – we saw it as a meeting point for both families. Ultimately we decided on Georgetown, DC where my parents, sister and many other family members have also gotten married. We are pretty untraditional so this was probably the most normal thing we’ve ever done and we were more than ok with that. After an emotional church ceremony where we said our vows in both English and Spanish, our reception took place later that night.

And now, our real life together begins.

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66 Comments

  1. Megan Leader February 21, 2013  10:10 am Reply

    Congratulations, Megan! Your proposal story almost had me in tears. How romantic and perfect. So excited for you and your newly minted husband, and for all your future adventures!
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  2. Mike February 21, 2013  11:40 am Reply

    Congrats!!!

  3. Cheryl February 21, 2013  12:19 pm Reply

    This is such amazing news! Congratulations. So happy for you ... wish you all the best in your new life together. :)
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  4. Karen February 21, 2013  1:03 pm Reply

    Congratulations Megan & Diego!!! Great story!
    May Your Lifetime Together Bring You Both Lots
    And Lots of Joy, Peace and Happiness!

  5. Kirsten Alana February 21, 2013  1:06 pm Reply

    Kind of my dream situation -- if I ever have a man in my life full time, he will have to be one who is ok with so much of our lives being spent seeing the world. Paris does not suck as a place to be engaged that's for sure!!
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    • Megan Eileen McDonough February 21, 2013  2:04 pm Reply

      We both love travel - which is actually how we found each other. It's definitely a dream situation :) Thanks for the kind words Kirsten Alana!

  6. Jess February 21, 2013  8:17 pm Reply

    I'm so glad you shared this story with your readers Megan. So beautiful. Congrats on your happiness!
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  7. Ross February 22, 2013  7:34 pm Reply

    OMG Congratulations!

  8. Stomatologie February 22, 2013  8:06 pm Reply

    This is such amazing news! So happy for you

  9. miguel florin February 25, 2013  1:12 am Reply

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience. I hope I'll experience what you experienced. Thanks again.

  10. zahid February 25, 2013  5:19 am Reply

    Thanks for the post. Congrats.

  11. Maria February 25, 2013  12:59 pm Reply

    Very romantic. Wishing you all the best for years to come
    - smashing gown btw! :-)
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  12. Sherry February 26, 2013  4:05 am Reply

    So inspiring for love! Congratulations on finding yours. Wishing you both the best in the years ahead.

  13. Steph February 27, 2013  5:50 am Reply

    Aww Yay! I remember chatting to you about wedding plans at TBEX in Girona. We are pretty untraditional too and are still going for a fairly traditional, small, DC wedding. It just makes the most sense. Congrats and you look beautiful!

    • Megan Eileen McDonough February 27, 2013  11:45 am Reply

      Thanks Steph! I can't wait to hear about yours too! We got lucky with Georgetown weather in January - it was warm and sunny :) His family now wants to do another in Argentina the next time we visit. As long as I don't have to plan again I'm up for it haha.
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  14. Bobbi Lee Hitchon February 27, 2013  5:55 am Reply

    Amazing news!!! You look so beautiful and your story is very romantic! I love it. I get what you mean about trying to be somewhat private about your relationship, but I'm really happy you shared this, because it's such a wonderful story! All the best to you two.
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  15. Amandaq February 27, 2013  4:05 pm Reply

    Awww, what a sweet love story! Congratulations!

    And may I just say... you made a gorgeous bride!
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    • Megan Eileen McDonough February 27, 2013  5:25 pm Reply

      aww thanks so much Amanda! Once I get all the professional pics in I'll probably do another photo post :)

  16. Nicole Sylvester March 6, 2013  5:53 pm Reply

    I can't even express how happy I am for you! Congratulations and what a great story.

    • Megan Eileen McDonough March 6, 2013  10:33 pm Reply

      Thank you Nicole! I just caught up with Way-Fan tonight...we need to catch up too! I miss you :)

  17. mario mitsog March 26, 2013  6:13 am Reply

    nice couple!congratulations to both of you!

  18. Deb April 10, 2013  6:30 pm Reply

    Congratulations! And what a beautiful place to get engaged. It's like a fairytail. Here's wishing you and Diego a lifetime of happiness.
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