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Melanie and Lee’s Capri, Italy Proposal

Kids, have I ever told you the story of Melanie and Lee’s Capri, Italy proposal? Probably not, since it just happened. It all started a little over a year ago. Lee and I met at our usual Monday happy hour spot we share with his girlfriend, my best friend, and second shooter, Melanie. She had a family thing and couldn’t join us that day. So over a bowl of Rigatoni (“Rig Bols” as we like to call them) Lee took the opportunity to tell me his plan: Get Melanie to her favorite place on the planet, Capri, Italy, and ask her hand in marriage.

Getting Mel to a relatively remote island in Italy was no easy task, but with a lot of planning, many butterflies in our stomachs, and a little bit of luck, the stars aligned and we found ourselves on the Island of Capri on July 6th, 2018. We took a chair lift to the top of Mount Solaro, but quickly realized the view point was small, flooded with fellow tourists and not so intimate! But with my boyfriend Sam’s help, we were able to convince Melanie it was a good idea to duck beneath a rope and venture out into a secluded field away from everyone else for some pictures. As I instructed her to turn around for a “pose” Lee got down on one knee. I said, “Never mind, screw it! Turn around and face Lee instead,” as though I changed my mind on the pose.

When she turned around, there Lee was holding a ring. And that’s the story of how I witnessed my two best friends promise to be together forever.

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