Mel, 28, and James, 33, have a fur baby and a hair salon together after three years of dating
What were your first impressions?
MEL: ‘I thought, How has it taken me five weeks to meet up with this handsome babe? His photos didn’t do him justice.’ JAMES: ‘I actually thought she was a bit standoffish on our first date.’
When did you become ‘official’?
M: ‘Three weeks after our second date; we were inseparable after that.’
What was the moment you realised you had found The One?
M: ‘I knew James was a keeper when he surprised me with a French bulldog puppy and asked me to move in with him. I knew he was my forever.’
What do you love most about them?
M: ‘James is so loving and supportive. He has helped me follow my dreams and has invested in my dream of buying a hair salon. We are now the proud owners of Fringe on Crown in Surry Hills, Sydney.’
J: ‘She’s kind and caring; she once passed a homeless man in the street and made me go home and choose one of my jackets to go back and give to him.’
James, how did you propose?
J: ‘I snuck the ring with us to New Zealand and while she was getting ready for dinner, I ran down to the beach and wrote in the sand, “Will you marry me?” then coaxed her down there and said, “What’s that on the sand?” When she saw it, she started crying and I dropped down on one knee and proposed.’