About a week ago, I took the Erdel's family photographs. I have known the Erdel's for several years now and they are one of the sweetest families I have ever met. I have been beyond blessed by this family and am very thankful for them.
After the family photographs, Mitchell had some extra photos planned for Melanie. Mitchell and Melanie have been dating for almost 5 years! They attend universities in different states and will be apart for their official 5th year anniversary. Mitchell told Melanie that he wanted to take photographs with things he had collected over the last few years together.
They reminisced about good times throughout the years and placed each item into the time capsule he purchased.
About 5 years ago, Mitchell asked Melanie to be his girlfriend right before one of her tennis matches. Using tennis balls, he wrote "Melanie, will you go out with Mitchell? P.S. Good luck today."
After placing one of the tennis balls into the time capsule, the two headed down the trail to find a good spot to start digging.
While Melanie was finishing covering up the time capsule, Mitchell quickly took out a new set of tennis balls. He replaced "go out" with "marry" and completely surprised Melanie.
"From the moment I knew what was about to happen all I could think about was how blessed I am to have Mitchell in my life. He is so creative and everything he planned leading up to the proposal was a perfect representation of who we are and how wonderful he is. It was truly perfect!"
After the proposal, Mitchell made dinner reservations for the families to celebrate! Mitchell and Melanie plan to get married sometime this Winter. Blessings to the both of you!