Where did you meet?
We met at a college party. Madison came up to me and asked me to do a beer bong (classy), I said yes and the rest is history.
Please describe the proposal.
Madison asked me last year if I could choose anywhere in the world to go where would I go? I answered Greece, no wait Italy, no wait Croatia! I couldn't decide so we finally agreed we would go to Greece. Once we decided on the destination Madison didn't waste any time, Next thing I knew I came home from work and we were going to Greece in September. En route to the airport Madison's family must have called about 500 times! They were really concerned that Madison forgot his brand-new shoes he had bought for the trip (turns out “shoes” was code for ring). To end the suspense, he didn't forget & I didn't catch on. The flight was long, but we flew into Athens without a hitch. We got a little cocky and said "wow this traveling thing is such a breeze"... until we missed our flight to Mykonos. We had to sprint through the airport and catch the last flight to Mykonos that night. The plane was so small we had to check our carry-on bags and little did I know the ring was in Madison's carry on, in a sock, and then double wrapped in a T-shirt. He had to have died a little inside when they made him check that bag! Meanwhile, I'm crying because the plane was so small, I was convinced it was going to crash into the Aegean Sea. We finally made it to Mykonos and a few days passed... he really made me wait. We had so much fun the night before the proposal I was a little hungover on Greek wine and I didn't feel well all day, so Madison told me to go to the room and take a nap. When I woke up from my nap it was time to get ready for dinner. I started getting ready & put on our typical get ready playlist filled with all our favorite jams. I'm dancing around the room & singing (screaming) Lizzo lyrics, but as I look around the room my get-ready partner is nowhere to be found... turns out he was in the bathroom brushing his hair with great intent and ironing his clothes so much I thought he was going to burn a hole in them. Once he was finished ironing his clothes for the 500th time we headed out to dinner. We got there and sat at the bar for a drink before our table was ready. I went to take a sip of my wine and accidentally spilled it right in the center of my dress. I turned to Madison who was at that point hands in his face shaking his head... if you know me you know this is typical Mel. I instantly ran to the bathroom & by some miracle the stain came right out. When I got back to the bar, we were shortly escorted to our table with the most perfect sunset view. Madison got up to use the restroom for the 4th time since we had been at the restaurant, so I sat back, drank my new full glass of wine & soaked in the sunset and Greek music playing in the background. The Greek music suddenly cut out and "Grow Old" by Florida Georgia Line began to play. That is OUR song and Madison was nowhere to be found... I turned my head so fast because at that point I just knew this was it. At this point, Madison was walking down the stairs heading back to our table, and he asked me to join him for a dance. After the song ended, he got down on one knee and proposed to me in the most gorgeous setting with the most beautiful ring. I was so speechless I forgot to even say yes. The proposal was followed by a waiter who greeted me with two dozen red roses and a champagne toast, all while the sun was melting into the Aegean Sea at one of the best sunset views in Mykonos. I waited 7 years for this moment and Madison made sure that every second of those 7 years was worth this moment.
What was the first thing you did after you got engaged?
We facetimed every single one of our family members and then strolled through Mykonos town and just soaked it all in.
Have you picked a date? Venue? Theme?
No date yet, but we are thinking Spring 2021. We want to have an outside wedding & are going for a Bohemian theme.
What is something you and your fiancé like to do together?
We honestly just love our quality time, whether it be a date night or spending a Sunday watching football and relaxing at our house with our yellow lab, Boss.
Will you be taking a honeymoon? If so, where and why did you pick that destination?
Yes, we aren't sure where yet, but possibly Hawaii.
What is a fun fact about you as a couple?
We have moved a total of 5 times together.