Please join us for our wedding celebration on September 9, 2017
After graduating college, Melissa and Ian both moved back to their home state of Maryland. They were introduced through a mutual friend (on Melissa's birthday!) and have been inseparable ever since. They took their first vacation together to Montreal that November and made a stop in New Hampshire on the way home where Ian went to college at the University of New Hampshire. Melissa was introduced to the wonders of winter in New England (Ian was already an experienced northerner) and was hooked. A few years later, and many more vacations up North, they decided to move to New Hampshire. In July 2015 they bought a house together and adopted their dog Martin a month later. On October 23, 2016 they took one of their usual weekend hikes, this one specifically was up Gunstock Mountain, and Ian popped the question on the cold, windy summit. The ring was covertly hidden in Martin's doggy backpack the whole time.