Melissa and Dave
How We Met
We have been together for a decade, and at that time see our fair share of life’s ups and downs. However, through everything we have faced, the foundation of our love has never faltered or failed to help see us through any challenge.
How They Asked
Ireland has been a very special place for us where we have many dear friends, traditions, and where we can unwind and be just “us” whenever we are there. During our most recent visit, Dave insisted we take a walk down Grafton Street (the main, gorgeous street in Dublin with many street performers, shops, and of course – pubs) even though it was raining heavily. He had told me to get dressed for the night out since we would walk around and then be meeting up with friends for dinner.
Right in front of our hotel, The Westbury, we stopped at our favorite flower stand where every time we pass it on a visit for the last almost 10 years Dave would tell me “one day we’ll have a place here and I’ll buy you fresh flowers all of the time from this stand.” As we stopped by it, he told me to pick out flowers, and he’d run them back up to our hotel room for me to have. I was confused as we had just left our hotel, and it was raining. I looked at them anyway, but then he stopped me to point out the song a guitarist was playing across from us. It was “In a Little While” by U2 which we would always play when we were missing the other. I looked back at Dave to find him on his knee proposing! I was in absolute disbelief – especially when several of our friends popped out of the crowd that had gathered as well! It was so incredibly romantic, personal, and perfect!