Melanie and Daniel’s proposal story began as a scene from a fairytale. Daniel planned a horse drawn carriage ride under the twinkling Christmas lights of the Riverside Mission Inn. Unfortunately, he spent most of the ride pretending to take photos as he anxiously texted his and Melanie’s families. His plan was to propose surrounded by both families, and he was nearly exposed when Melanie saw Daniel’s brothers in the parking lot and again after the carriage ride when they ran into Melanie’s family as Daniel escorted Melanie to the spot he planned to propose. Daniel’s 3 year old niece was supposed to deliver the ring to Daniel but she was too nervous and instead clung to her Mother’s leg. Daniel proposed under the magical lights of the Mission Inn, surrounded by a large cheering family.