When a friend told Melissa she'd found the guy for her, the Los Angeles-based interior designer was skeptical. But two weeks later, when she met David at the friend's housewarming party, she became a believer. "The rest," she says now, "is history."
Two years after their life-changing introduction, David whisked Melissa away on a weekend trip to Santa Ynez, California, and proposed as they sipped wine at a local vineyard. "About two weeks before our trip, David paid a visit to my parents to ask for their blessing in marrying their daughter," Melissa says. "When we returned the next day, we had a celebratory dinner with both of our families, who were thrilled about the engagement."