Melissa and Owen

How We Met

I was at a country concert in the front row in 2014, and Owen was managing the security at the stadium where the Country Super-fest concert in Jacksonville, FL was being held. My friend and I were dancing the night away to Luke Bryan, and all of a sudden a guy that had one too many drinks approached us, wouldn’t leave our seats where we were standing, and would not leave us alone.

We then called security over and a couple guys came over to escort the guy out of our seats; One of them is now my fiancé and the love of my life, Owen Dresser. He has been my hero since day one.

How He Asked

I’ll take you back to the very beginning. Christmas of 2016, Owen and I surprised each other with vacations as our Christmas gifts. I bought him a trip to Los Angeles, California to see his best friend Noah. Owen bought me a ski trip to Breckenridge, Colorado. How amazing right?!! Not really. We booked both vacations on the same exact weekend!! BUT, If that doesn’t tell you we are soulmates, I don’t know does. Luckily, Owen changed his flight for the weekend before, so we would fly out to Breckenridge on 02/23/17. That day comes and we are so excited!! I thought I was just in for a crazy first time snowboarding experience. Little did I know, it was going to be the best day of my life! That night, we are walking to dinner and he stops me to look at this beautiful park in the middle of Breckenridge. We walk over to this snow mound with lights all around us, and he gets on one knee!!!!

He asked me to marry him (I think my heart stopped for a second) and then I said YES!!! As I said yes, my sister and friend pop out from behind the trees and surprised me! He flew our friend in from Florida to capture the moment and my sister, because she wouldn’t have missed it for the world.

We celebrated the rest of the weekend and now the rest of our lives!

Special Thanks

TJ Kervitsky
Photographer
Dana Magdor
Planning