Melissa + Benton


Melissa + Benton

St Louis Engagement Photos by Oldani Photography

Lafayette Park / St. Louis

What was your first date?  Well, we met at Harpo's in Chesterfield. Melissa was singing karaoke with some friends and Benton was obviously impressed. (LOL---terrible singer) from then on we had a strong connection and have been inseparable!

Tell us the story of the proposal?  Benton planned a holiday dinner with all his hockey ref buddies and their significant others at Tucanos Brazillian Grill. Melissa had plans that night with some friends so Benton asked if Melissa could at least just go to the dinner. Right before everyone was about to eat, Benton pulled Melissa aside and proposed. She was completely shocked. Benton had previously asked her parents permission and filled his parents/sister in on what was happening so they were awaiting next door at Bar Louie to celebrate.

What is the mixtape of your relationship?  Ed Sheeran - "Thinking Out Loud" and our first dance will be to "Tenerife Sea".  We listen to a lot of country - Lady Antebellum, Sam Hunt, & Keith Urban.

What is your date style?  Trendy restaraunt

Benton, What do you claim as your hometown?  St. Charles

Melissa, What do you claim as your hometown?  St. Charles

Do either of you have a hobby? We both really like sports.  Melissa is a big Cardinals fan and enjoys soccer.  Benton is in the hockey industry and also loves football and basketball.

Nichole is married to TJ Oldani. Together they are Oldani Photography.