Melanie and Daniel

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How We Met

We met in 2017 on Instagram after a few likes that led to a message in my DMs. Daniel was living in Kentucky and I was in Tennessee. We sent a couple of messages here and there, but in all honesty, we eventually ghosted each other – haha! Fast forward through other relationships and Daniel moving all the way to Texas, we hit it off again in 2019 the same exact way, but this time was different. The timing was perfect because it was not our timing, but God’s. During our long-distance relationship, we traveled every chance we would get to see each other. The states we traveled to include Texas, North Carolina, New York, Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio. In 2020, Daniel moved to Tennessee! We couldn’t imagine not being able to travel to see each other during the Covid-19 lockdown.

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How They Asked

In February, Daniel completely surprised me with a trip to Denver, Colorado. Little did I know, he was going to propose the day we landed, but things didn’t go as planned. We sat on our first flight for 2 hours before it finally took off, we missed our second flight and had to book a later one. Needless to say, we made it to Denver pretty late. The next day, we did a lot of sightseeing and planned to meet up at Red Rocks with his cousin, who just so happened to be a photographer! While on our hike, we stopped to take a photo and Daniel got down on one knee! Clearly I said yes and cried like a baby!

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Special Thanks

Kaiti Green
 | Photographer
Lesley Martinez
 | Photographer