Did you think you guys would marry someday?
Damien: I knew that Melanie was the one I wanted to spend the rest of my life with when I met her in 2008. It was love at first sight for me.
Melanie: According to Damien, it was only friendship at first sight for me. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that we would now be husband and wife!
How did you meet?
We met whilst traveling together with mutual friends on a roadtrip to Durban. We sat next to each other and chatted all the way. When I returned to the office after the weekend, my inbox was flooded with emails from him. We then started hanging out in the afternoons and over weekends… our friendship blossomed…which then later developed into a relationship.
How long had you been dating?
We have been dating for the last 4 years, even though we have been friends since 2008.
Where and when did he propose?
He proposed to me on 7 April at the DW Eleven –13 restaurant in Sandton. I was then treated to a lavish weekend getaway in Rivonia. It was definitely a weekend to remember.
What was your first fight about?
Our first fight was actually quiet silly..it was over a new car that I purchased. He didn’t think I had taste. I thought that he was being sour grapes and so I didn’t speak to him for a week.
When did you first know you were in love?
Damien: I knew from the very beginning.
Melanie: I started to realise I was in love with him, when I got up in the mornings and the first thing I would do was check if he messaged or called..when I started missing him even a minute after he dropped me off at home..we also separated for a month in February 2014..the obstacles we had to overcome then to be together now made me realise how much I truly love him. ..and that we belong together.
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