“Cause if you liked it then you should have put a ring on it”
Well, I did! That’s right, ladies. Grab your tissues and your gallons of ice cream, because I am officially engaged.
Here is a brief backstory:
Back in December 2009, I tweeted something. A new-to-Atlanta person on twitter retweeted my tweet, to which I replied. She and I started conversing, and the following Friday, we had our first date. To make sure neither of us were psycho killers, we decided to start our date in the most public of places, and then take it from there. So, we met for the first time at a Starbucks in the middle of the mall. We liked each other enough to continue the date, and now, as we fast forward 14 months, I was ready to propose.
That’s the thing, though. How can I propose and make it really meaningful and unforgettable? I decided to propose to Melanie at the same Starbucks we met at for the first time. Not only the same Starbucks, but the same exact table we sat at on that first date. Not only at the same table at the same Starbucks, but I wanted to sing a song to Melanie that we both thought was a very sweet, special song.
I contacted Starbucks the day before, went over with the manager how I would do it, asked them to reserve our table, dropped off my guitar, and then tried to go to sleep that night. The next morning, I told Melanie that I had an appointment at the Apple Store, so we needed to go to the mall. We got there a little early, so what better way to kill some time then to go to Starbucks, right?
We got to Starbucks and noticed the table I had reserved had it’s chairs turned over on top of it with a “reserved” sign on it. Melanie thought that was odd, but she just figured I had done it to be romantic on Valentine’s Day weekend. She sat down and I got up to get her a drink. I waited in line, and upon arriving at the counter, the manager handed my my guitar. I gave my phone to the Starbucks employee to reord the video, went back over to the table, and then… well, you see for yourself:
She said yes! 🙂
A very special thanks to the staff at the Starbucks kiosk at Lenox mall in Atlanta GA. They helped make this memory that will last forever, and I can’t thank them enough. And also, thanks to the kind words from everyone so far. We love you guys!
Here are some pictures of the event: