Matt & Melanie: Engaged

I just met Matt & Melanie for the first time a few weeks ago and I’m so happy they found me (and each other)! I can’t wait to share in their special day as they not only marry one another but also combine their families as one. It is going to be such a great day come March and we are crossing our fingers for great weather! Read below for how they met and see their fun and bright engagement photos!


How did you meet?

We met at Melanie’s work, I came in for a haircut and eyebrow wax after an enjoyable day watching football at a bar. (It was the best haircut he had ever had.)

How long have you been together?

We met in November of 2015, so going on three years now!


Share one of your favorite dates.

Matt: It’s hard to think of a single date so instead a weekend comes to mind. I am a massive Michigan football fanatic and Melanie finds sports to be, well….stupid haha. So what better way to merge those together than to fly down to Miami to watch them in the Orange Bowl? We were there for New Year’s and spent each day together, which wasn’t something we were normally able to do with our work schedules and children. We went to the New Year’s Eve party at out hotel and we had an awesome time! We went to the game the next day and the weather was awful. It was in the 70s on New Year’s and that day it was only in the upper forties. She was a trooper at the game as it was freezing and she was honestly bored out of her mind. I felt bad but also felt lucky she cared enough about me to endure the game. My phone died afterward ordering an Uber and soon no Ubers were available and Melanie couldn’t get signal on her phone. After an hour of circling a massive NFL stadium we got a ride back to our hotel. I think back to that weekend a lot with very fond memories.

Melanie: Matt is quite the sweet and romantic type so it’s hard to pick just one date but I  would have to say our third date at Anthony’s. He was so charming, kind, handsome, hilarious and that’s when I fell in love.


When did you know he/she was the one?

Matt: We had been dating for a few months and Melanie hadn’t met my children yet. I arranged for us all to take a trip to Destin, Florida so she could meet them. She got along with my children better than I had ever hoped. To see how wonderful she was with them made me very emotional. I knew she was the one our second day there as she was playing with my daughter. It was one of the happiest days of my life.

Melanie: I knew he was the one when he said “I love you” and expressed his feelings about me on our rooftop. He looked so handsome and I remember feeling just so happy he felt the same way I did.


How did he pop the question?

Matt: I originally wanted to propose on the rooftop of the Hilton as online it looked romantic. Upon arriving and seeing it was a sports bar I was quickly horrified. I was walking around trying to find a romantic spot amongst people swilling beer and devouring chicken wings. Needless to say I chose poorly, so I took her to Ruth’s Chris for drinks where I asked there. I had rented a room for her back on her 30th birthday there where I invited all of her family. I thought about how much I enjoyed her family and wanted to be a part of hers so as on paper boring as it sounds, it was the perfect place

Melanie: We had a beautiful dinner at Anthony’s after Matt suggested we go to 360 a rooftop bar, after arrival, he expressed he wasn’t happy about the “pizza joint” and it wasn’t nice enough.  When the manager then approached us and apologized for it not being to his liking, I knew something was off. He then suggested we try another venue. We decided to take a stroll from 360 to Ruth Chris’s. He ordered a lovely bottle of champagne and a few moments later he proposed. It was perfect. I cried and immediately informed every single person i know.

Was the proposal a surprise?

Matt: yes

Melanie: Not completely… we had looked at bands before, but I did not know it would happen that night, I thought he would ask on valentine’s day 🙂 


What is your favorite thing about your fiancé?

Matt: How much she cares about me.

Melanie: Everything. His eyes, face, hands, toes, literally everything. But if I have to pick just one: his heart.

How do you envision your wedding day?

Matt: Relaxing and fun, I envision it being the best day of our lives.

Melanie: Super cute, our kids having a blast, everyone looking great and having fun. Matt looking handsome, per usual.


How did you decide on your venue?

Matt: Melanie picked and that’s what we went with!

Melanie: I’ve always thought the Jewel Box was super cute. My grandparents who have passed loved the Jewel Box as well.


What are you looking forward to most about your wedding day?

Matt: Spending time with everyone and sharing such a special moment together.

Melanie: Being able to officially be married to Matthew.


Follow us for sneak peeks at their wedding day on March 17th!


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