Melissa and Ryan have been smitten with each other since 2007 after a run in during a night of country line dancing. Since then, they have purchased a home and become proud parents of their puppy, Arden. And on December 17, 2011, Ryan had a big question to ask Melissa.
After a fake-out that lasted months, Ryan, Melissa, Kelly, and I headed down to San Francisco to take in the holiday sights and watch a Cirque du Soleil show (one of Melissa’s favorite things in the world). Unbeknownst to Melissa, the day’s seemingly casual adventures had been carefully planned to land the four of us atop the Mark Hopkins hotel just before sunset.
While Melissa sat, raspberry lemon drop in hand, blissfully unaware of the exaggerated looks that the three of us exchanged across the table, Ryan dropped to one knee.
And with immediate tears of shock and joy, Melissa nodded her head vigorously and exclaimed, “Yes!” to the man of her dreams.
We were so honored to be a part of such a special engagement and can’t wait for the wedding festivities to follow! Congratulations, Mel & Ryan!