Southern traditional chapel wedding
Megan and Mason got married at the Julia Thompson Smith Chapel at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. We asked them about their wedding, relationship and the life they have built together. You can find them on Instagram here and on YouTube here.
Tell us more about both of you.
Megan: My name is Megan Davis. I was born in Florence, Alabama, and moved to Birmingham, Alabama, at the age of five, where I lived until college. I am the only child of Roy and Bettie Davis and I absolutely love being the only child! I attended The University of Alabama for undergrad and grad school where I pledged The Theta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority in Spring 2004. I spent most of my adult years as an early childhood educator and a few years after purchasing a home in Calera, Alabama, I decided I needed a change of scenery and decided to explore job opportunities in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2012. Moving to Atlanta was one of the best decisions I ever made not only for my career but for my personal growth. I am now a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines and I’m living my best life with my forever person!
Mason: My name is Meagan Mason, but I prefer to go by Mason. I was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan to Ricky and Deborah Mason. I am the youngest of three. I have one sister, Mya, and one half-brother, Michael. I am also the pet parent of two beautiful miniature schnauzers, Christian Michelle and Dior Jai’elle. I attended Michigan State University where I received my B.A. degree. Go Spartans! Upon graduating, I accepted a job as a residential counselor to at-risk youth. After one year of working in Detroit, I took a transfer to Los Angeles, California. In October 2007, I accepted a position with my current employer in the Los Angeles/Long Beach area. With over 11 years of working for my company, I have been blessed to receive a great deal of knowledge and experience—with some pretty prestigious awards to show for it. I decided to move to Atlanta in 2013 because frankly, LA was too expensive! Moving to Atlanta was absolutely a great decision. It has blessed me with many life lessons, a blossoming career, my first home and my beautiful wife.
How did you meet?
We met via the Internet on the popular dating website Plenty of Fish in March 2015. After playing hard to get for a while, Megan finally gave Mason her phone number. The two of us communicated for roughly three months via phone and text before meeting face-to-face. We had our first date on May 5, 2015, over lunch at Tijuana Garage.
Who proposed to who (or did you both propose)? Do you have a proposal story?
Megan: Mason proposed to me at the Delta Airlines Flight Museum on May 27, 2017. The engagement was both intimate and perfect! She told me the month prior she had a work event that she was hosting and she wanted me to be her date. The day of the engagement, Mason left the house before me to “set up.” When I arrived, Mason was frantic because none of her coworkers had shown up yet and she had a ton of things to do including changing her clothes.
As Mason left to change, she had me sit in the theater while two men did some “audio/visual testing” in the back of the theater. I later learned those two guys were Delta Employees who were in cahoots with Mason and her plan. As I sat in the theater alone, a video of the History of Delta began to play. Within minutes the audio changed to John Legend’s “So High” and pics of Mason and I began to appear on the theater screen. At the end of the video, Mason came from the back of the theater, got down on one knee, and asked me to be her wife. Of course, I said yes! We had a champagne toast and surprised our friends and family with the proposal video at our housewarming the next day.
Mason: Once upon a time…okay, just kidding! After roughly a few weeks of talking on the phone and getting to know one another, Megan and I talked about hypotheticals. What if we got married? What kind of ring would you buy me? So I sent Meg a picture of the ring that I thought would be fitting for her and to my surprise, she hated it.
She immediately sent me a screenshot of a ring that was stored in her phone for this moment. She said, “Now this is a ring I would want.” I saved the screenshot because I knew I would need it as reference one day. I remember it was a solitary diamond with a diamond band sitting ever so perfectly in a Shane Company ring box. I had never heard of Shane Co. at the time.
A year or so later, Meg and I were in Kennesaw shopping and I looked up and saw a Shane Co. store. I suggested we go inside and we did. While inside, Meg made sure I knew exactly what she was looking for! She schooled me on the 4 cs: Cut, clarity, color, and carat. I walked out feeling like I could appraise any diamond placed in front of me.
Several months passed and I knew it was time for me to ask Meg to be my wife. I took one of my best friends with me and we thought we found the one, however in my heart I knew I could find better. I drove all the way to the Shane Co. Alpharetta store and found the perfect ring for my perfect love. Simultaneously, I had been wracking my brain as to how I would ask Meg to be my wife.
I thought to surprise her on a flight…Nah, too predictable! How about during a nice dinner? Nope! In the end, I decided to incorporate Meg’s love and passion for flying. I chose to rent the entire American Express Theater in the Delta Flight Museum and propose there. Since the theater had a video screen, I thought I would make a cute video of our travel and fun times. I met for weeks with the DFM audio/video guys to ensure a smooth and seamless process.
Then I began to set the story. I told Meg I had a work event that would be held there. I told her my job asked me to do all the video since we had a YouTube channel. She bought it! The day of the proposal, I told her I had to leave early to set up for the event. At some point after I left the house, I called Meg and expressed my frustration with the “disorganization of the event” and that I needed her to hurry up and get to the venue. Once she arrived, I expressed how “mad” I was because my video wouldn’t play and how everyone left me to do things on my own.
I asked her to take a seat in the empty theater and watch the video I created for this work event while I went to change clothes. As planned, the short Delta film began to play on the big screen. Meg sat there just watching away, and then all of a sudden “So High” by John Legend began to play. The picture collage began that I created for her and I think she knew it was actually happening. I walked down the theater stairs after a three-minute crying session, professed my love to her and asked her to be my wife. The rest is history!
What makes your relationship special? What are some of your favorite memories together?
Our friendship is truly what makes our relationship special. We are genuinely best friends. Because of that, our communication with one another is unmatched. In both good times and bad, we never forget the basis and foundation of our relationship—our friendship. We spend the majority of our time together laughing, cracking jokes and reciting corny movie lines. We also make it a priority to express our appreciation for one another and we are always seeking ways to improve and build upon our relationship.
Some of our favorite memories come from our travel. With Megan being a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines, we have been blessed to travel quite a bit. We have enjoyed traveling to Santorini, Greece; Barcelona, Spain; Rome, Italy and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil—just to name a few. However, our favorite trip was a little closer to home in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Mason rented a cabin for the weekend to celebrate Megan’s birthday. We drove instead of flying, which allowed us to spend some good quality time together.
During the car ride, we had a serious conversation in which we told one another some of our deepest secrets. It was such a beautiful bonding experience that allowed us to learn so much about each other. We also did a lot of fun activities together like horseback riding, exploring the WonderWorks museum and playing endless hours of air hockey (Megan won every game).
Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette? Did you incorporate any traditions in any part of your day?
Our wedding was an absolute dream come true! From the very beginning, we envisioned a day that was elegant and whimsical.
We knew we wanted to keep the ceremony simple yet classic with a neutral color palette of white, cream and ivory, with accents of gold and marble.
We incorporated three traditions during our ceremony. The first tradition was an African wedding tradition, the “Tasting of the Elements.” This practice calls for the couple to taste foods ranging from bitter to sweet signifying all the different phases that may occur within a marriage. Lemon for the bitter times, hot sauce for the spicy times and honey for all the sweet times.
We also incorporated God’s Knot better known as the “Cord of Three Strands.” The Cord of Three Strands symbolizes the joining of each individual by God into a marriage relationship. We believe that marriage takes three—us and God at the center of it. Lastly, we partook in Holy Communion as a way to honor God and His sacrifice of dying on the cross for our sins.
What were you looking forward to most about your wedding day?
Megan: I was most looking forward to us seeing one another for the first time. I was also looking forward to living out our hard work and sacrifices with the people we love and who love us!
Mason: I was most looking forward to seeing Megan walk down the aisle. I was also very excited to be sharing this special day with friends and family, especially our mothers. And of course, eating as much cake as I could!
Do you have any advice for other couples about wedding planning, marriage or relationships?
The best advice we can give regarding wedding planning is to make sure you do things your way. Whether that be traditional or completely out-of-the-box, just make sure you make the day all about you and your partner.
As for marriage/relationship advice, never forget why you chose to be with that person. Always respect one another and speak in love. Be patient and willing to compromise. And most importantly, above all else, always choose love!
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Wedding Planner: Monet Lee
Ceremony Venue: Agnes Scott College
Reception Venue: Agnes Scott College
Attire for Mason: Joe’s Custom Clothier & H&M & ASOS & Michael Kors & God Is Dope & Forever 21
Attire for Megan: Calla Blanche & Bella’s Bridal & Formal
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Makeup: Noor Face
Hair: Metowi & London & Romeo The Barber
Floral and Decor: Utopian Events
Dance Floor: Indaglow Productions
Monogram: KJ Anderson
Drapery: Unique Event Elements
Uplighting: Luxury Lounge Lighting
DJ or Band: Exquisite Sounds Entertainment
Invitation Designer: Zazzle.com
Cake Designer: For Goodness Cake
Late Night Sweet Treat: Steel City Pops
Wedding Favors: Parker’s Crazy Cookies
Caterer: Agnes Scott College
Ring: Shane Co.
Officiant: Jemelle Wooten
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