Melissa and Austin

How We Met

My fiancé and I met when we were both still in high school. He was a senior, I was a junior, and it was his last week of school before graduating. We were both at our high school choir concert, and I decided to initiate a conversation with him because I thought he was super cute! He hung out with me and my best friend the whole night- he even played us a song on the piano. At the end of the night, he asked for my phone number so we could “keep in touch.”

As soon as I got home, we texted nonstop until we had our official first date! On our first date, I had my first kiss ever with him, and he asked me to be his girlfriend. One week later, he told me he loved me. I never used to believe in love at first sight, but as soon and Austin and I started talking, we both felt such a special connection. Many people say we’re too young to get married, but when you meet “the one” you just know. I am so excited to be marrying the love of my life!

how they asked

Austin knows that Disney World is my favorite place on earth, so he did everything he could to make me think there was no way he was going to propose on our Disney World vacation.

Melissa's Proposal in Magic Kingdom at Disney World

My entire family was there, which was exactly what he wanted. On New Year’s Eve during the fireworks in magic kingdom in front of the castle, Austin bent down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I, of course, said yes. My little sister was the first person to begin crying, with myself being the next person to cry, and then Austin. Thinking back, it still seems like a beautiful dream.

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