Starting out as friends, Matt and Mel met at work and formed a bond over hating the same project tasks. Mel was on the road a lot for her position and was always able to confide in Matt and ask him for advice on how to handle work situations. When her job brought her back to the office, they started hanging out more and more, never looking back. Four years later, Matt proposed! The night of their proposal, Matt made reservations at Lidia's KC, which is their favorite fancy date night place. After dinner, the August weather was surprisingly pleasant so they took a stroll through Liberty Memorial park. Matt kept asking Mel if she wanted to go walk around Union Station, so they went there next. As they were walking through the Great Hall, he noted how romantic it was that they were the only ones there, and that's when Matt asked Mel to marry him! Mel's first words were, "Are you serious?? Is this for real?!" followed by a "Yes!"