Melyssa and Adam met the day they moved into the Colorado State University dorms. They were close friends for two years before deciding to take their friendship to the next level. Then, after four years of dating, Melyssa accompanied Adam and his family on a trip to Italy.
The Bride Melyssa Whaley, 25, a civil engineer
The Groom Adam Lorenger, 25, a title officer
The Date August 21
One night in Venice, while the couple was watching a dramatic lightning storm from their hotel rooftop, Adam pulled out a ring and asked Melyssa to marry him. “It was the perfect day in the most romantic city in the world,” says Melyssa. After a 15-month-long engagement, they invited family and friends to a mountain wedding in Estes Park.