Melissa and Jonson
EVAS RECOLLECTION: Johnny and I met on April 26th, 2014 at a trophy truck race in Lake Elsinore, CA. It was so random that our paths even crossed! Let me give you some background on the day we met.
My girlfriend Rylee called me up a few hours before the race and asked me if I wanted to go with her to watch her friend RJ Anderson compete. I was not even remotely interested in this sort if thing, but had nothing better to do so I said sure! We got to the racing grounds and headed over to RJ’s trailer. Who would have thought that my future husband was waiting inside? I remember the first moment I saw him. So many feelings rushed over me, and I felt like I had known him forever. I shook his hand and from then on we were absolutely inseparable. Next door to the trailer, there was a giant bouncy castle and Johnny was showing off his front flip moves and I just knew he was a keeper. After the race, we all went to Dennys for some late-night breakfast and the whole time we were eating I was just hoping that he would ask for my number. I’m a super shy person, and I was preparing myself to just ask for his if he didn’t say anything. He walked me to the car and asked for my number (phew) and texted me all night and we even set up lunch for the next day because we couldn’t wait to see each other again.
I later found out that Johnny’s birthday is on April 25th, so he called me his birthday present :). He continues to be the greatest gift in my life and I cannot wait to marry my best friend this year!
JOHNNYS RECOLLECTION: Back in 2014, my friend R.J. Had a big trophy truck race in Lake Elsinore. My group of friends and myself had to go out and show support for him which worked out great because it was the day after my birthday! So we drive over to the event and on the way their my friend said he invited some girl that he was crushing on at the time and we were all like “that’s totally cool”. So we arrive and walk the pits for a little and by the time we were finished my friends crush arrived. Fortunately, she didn’t want to come a lone so she brought her friend, Eva. The moment we met, there was such a strong connection right off the bat! I knew she was special! I literally spent every second for the rest of the night with her and just talking and getting to know each other! At the end of the night after we all left and got Denny’s, I mustered up the courage and asked for her number! The next day, we had a little date at Jersey Mikes and have talked every single day since, all 2,190 of them! Come to find out, we have lived down the street from each other our entire lives, even in 2 different cities and have never met once until God knew we both were ready for this next chapter in our lives.
OMFG, what a week it has been! Last week, the love of my life proposed to me in the most magical l location I could imagine. Every last detail was intricately considered and he pulled off the surprise of a lifetime. I am still on cloud nine and cannot wait to marry my best friend!! December 17th, Johnny and I had a massive photoshoot campaign planned. We woke up early and headed out of the Glamis. I had my nails done special, hair done, and several aesthetically pleasing outfits planned for the occasion. (Johnny later tells me that I basically planned my own engagement LOL) We shot a few looks, and Johnny was really stressing that he wanted to get a sunset drone shot (typical) so I thought that this was nothing out of the ordinary and we set up for filming. He asked me to walk away from him, then stop on the edge of the dune and stressed NOT to turn around (this should have been the dead giveaway that he was up to something, but I just always listen to his direction with drone clips because he always directs the shot).
It was SO cold and pretty windy so I was shaking. I was waiting for him to tell me he got the shot and I could go change, but instead, I turned around and saw him walking up to me. He held me and warmed me up and said: “You know how much I love you, right?” And I responded “Yeeeesssss…..” with a confused smirk. The next events went by in total slow motion for me. He slowly got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.
I feel like I just stood there with my mouth wide open, in total shock and totally on cloud nine. I fought back tears and responded with a HUGE YES!! I fell to the ground and hugged him and he put the most beautiful ring on my finger. I am so in love with this man and the stunning ring that he custom-designed. The cherry on top is that he filmed the whole proposal on the drone and we have the footage to cherish throughout our life together. Full warning, it’s hard to watch without crying! :) I am so excited to love this man for the rest of my life and am thrilled to take his last name in October 2020.
Marriage Proposal Video