Melissa & Jordan both swiped right on Bumble in July of 2019. They both love beer, so they had their first date at two local breweries in Dubuque – 7Hills & Backpocket. Their date lasted 7 hours! So I think it’s safe to say that not only do they love beer, they also love each other’s company. At the end of the date, they shared their first kiss. Melissa hopped in her car and called her friend to announce, “I think I just met my husband!”
“It was an instant connection where we bonded over our love of beer, the office, good food, and traveling!” – Melissa
During a sunset boat ride on Lake Smith in Minnesota, Jordan sealed the deal. He got down on one knee and asked Melissa to spend forever with him. Their excitement was contagious, and even bystanders on the shore started to cheer.
Melissa + Jordan’s October engagement session in downtown Cedar Falls.
We knew this engagement session had to include 3 things: beer, their puppy, & lots of laughing. Check, check, and check. We had so much fun exploring downtown Cedar Falls & The Hart Reserve.
Keeping reading to hear more about their love story, including how Whitney Houston made Melissa sure that Jordan was the one. And you all better scroll to the end so you don’t miss out on their pup Charlotte’s cuteness. 🐶
3 words to describe Jordan, by Melissa | kind, humorous, my everything
3 words to describe Melissa, by Jordan | incredible, energetic, hilarious
I knew I wanted to spend forever with my love when…
Melissa: “On our first date; I just knew instantly! Never believed in love at first sight but that is what it was with Jordan! I REALLY REALLY knew in October when we went to Jordan’s friend’s wedding; Jordan planned a perfect weekend away in Kansas City! At the wedding when he busted out his dance moves to Whitney Houston’s “I wanna dance with somebody” I knew I didn’t want to dance with anybody else!”
Jordan: “There were a lot of moments! In January we went to an overnight murder mystery party at the Blackhawk Hotel! we dressed up like the roaring 20’s, It was so fun and it was that weekend that I knew I wanted to do that forever!”
What is something you both have in common?
Melissa: “How much we love to laugh and how we are down for anything!”
Jordan: “A lot of things- it’s hard to pick just one. When we first started dating it was eerie, we are from different parts of Iowa but each of us went to colleges in each other’s hometowns. We both love adventures, spending time outside, and sleeping in.”
What is something that’s totally different about the two of you?
Melissa: “Our organization style- I am definitely a list maker and Jordan is an “it’s in my head” type of organizer. Jordan LOVES LOVES sports, specifically football. I just hope both teams have fun and I am there for the snacks.”
Jordan: “Also a lot of things- organizational skills; she balances out my chaotic ways of organizing.”
What is a fun fact/something people might not guess about your fiancé?
Melissa: “He is an incredible singer (like super good)! And he had like some sick party tricks where he can play a little bit of the piano, guitar, and drums.”
Jordan: “She actually enjoys fishing, people are very shocked by this.”
So obviously, these two are freaking adorable! I can’t wait for their wedding this Saturday at The Driftless in Dubuque, Iowa!
Jordan said it best, “I’m just excited to have Melissa as my wife & dance my face off!”
You all better believe if someone doesn’t request, “Dance with Somebody”, I will! 💃 🕺
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