A Match Made in Heaven


Both of us were born and raised in “the smallest, large city” of Houston, grew up having mutual acquaintances and some similar favorite spots…but it took going to law school, moving back to our hometown, and becoming young attorneys to bring us together.

 One evening each of us decided to attend the monthly Houston Young Lawyers Association (HYLA) networking happy hour at the Brazilian steakhouse, Chama Guacha. We briefly met, exchanging cards and smiles. One month later, we each showed up at the next event…


On that second meeting, we knew there was something special. On the spur of the moment, Melissa decided to invite Kier to her big birthday bash the following evening – he was the first to show up and the last to leave.

Our first date was to watch an NFL football game, in which the Houston Texans took on the Greenbay Packers. Kier splurged on tickets, wanting to make it memorable. Melissa caught a really bad cold days before, but she was determined not to miss such a phenomenal first date! As they say…the rest is history!


In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.

~ Maya Angelou ~

The Proposal

We  got engaged with the most perfect alpine proposal…

Kiernan proposed to Melissa on the highest mountain in the German Alps, the Zugspitze, with the perfect (Mc)Alpine proposal. It began on the morning of September 28, 2014, when Kier and Melissa journeyed from Munich into the beautiful Alpine region of Garmisch-Partenkirche in Bavaria. This highest mountain peek is often covered in fog and snow. But on this gorgeous day, the weather was absolutely ideal, with views to Austria, Germany, and beyond.

Before the proposal, Kier climbed to the peek of the Zugspitze, with breathtaking views from the golden cross – the tradition being that a cross marks the top of each mountain in Germany. Melissa was too timid for that part of the adventure, but still wonders how spectacular the view was from the actual peek.

As they were exploring the panorama, they stopped to admire the scenery with the Eibsee Lake in the background. It was in that moment that Kier got down on one knee and asked Melissa to marry him. With a radiant smile, she delightedly said yes!

This day I marry my best friend, the one I laugh with,
live for, dream of, and love.

Kier snapped a sweet candid photo of Melissa seconds after the proposal. She was so surprised and happy that she had no recollection of him doing so. It is a day that they’ll cherish forever. They then went on to explore the rest of the mountain top, even venturing across the border into Austria.

While relishing in the amazing alpine panorama, they joyfully celebrated their engagement with champagne and kisses. The happy couple was and still remains on cloud 9!

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