We asked this couple:
How did you meet? Tell us your story!
In 2011 I booked a very last minute trip with 2 girlfriends to Mexico, I’m talking like a week before the trip because I was able to get a super good deal. We got to our resort at 11:30 pm, starving we changed our clothes and headed to the sports bar on the resort because it was the only place serving food 24hrs. We started drinking…..then 3 boys (Quenten and his 2 buddies) literally hijacked our table, roughneck pipeliners….we kept drinking with them…Quenten actually spilt a drink on my dress by accident that night so I threw a drink on him….that’s all it took, spent the whole week with him and fell in love.
Tell us about your proposal
Our proposal was a total shocker to me. I got off nights the day of Quenten’s moms birthday (Nov 6) and had invited his family over for supper. I didn’t sleep long that day because Quenten had asked me to go up to the wind towers with him ( totally unassuming, because we go there lots, its my fav place) and I was totally game! So we packed a bottle of wine and he said he was bringing the gun along to hunt for prairie chickens which was a total decoy. So we get to the rim rocks and it was a beautiful chilly day so we started a fire. We poured some wine in our red solo cups lol, he asks me what my plans were for the next few days which I had off and I start chatting about my plans to bake and have the girls over etc. Then he says “so what are you doing for the rest of your life?? ” and I started being like wha? hum? and he reaches in his pocket (huge lump in my throat now) and says “cause I was gonna ask you to marry me”. It’s not until later that I realize I never said yes…I had started jumping up and down instead and fist pumping but he knew that meant yes!
What was your favorite memory from the proposal?
My favorite memory about that day was how calm and collected he was. I had no idea what he was planning, but he took me to the place! loved most, and brought in my favorite things like a fire and wine. I knew he was a keeper!!
What do you love most about each other?
Melissa: Well for me I love that i can depend on Quenten no matter what. He has seen me through some dark days, like when my mom died, I’m not sure I would have been able to handle that without him. He protects me and is truly the strength I need sometimes. He is patient with me when I cry or when I’m just being crazy and he just loves me no matter what.
Quenten: I love how Melissa always listen to me and is always up for a good time, haha “all around cool” sounds cheesy, but thats that.