On a Spring trip to Telluride with some friends, Shelton surprised Alissa when he proposed in the middle of charming Main Street in Telluride. Throughout their relationship, Alissa and Shelton spent many weekends hiking or skiing in Telluride and falling in love with the quaint, quiet town where they will have their wedding next Spring. As surprised as Alissa was to see him down on one knee, Shelton hadn't had long to prepare either! When the ring was finished much much earlier than expected, he thought, "Why not go ahead and propose this weekend?" He had asked her parents and brothers for their blessing but decided not to tell any of their friends on the trip to make sure it stayed a surprise. That morning on the ski lift, Shelton leaned over to his buddies and casually mentioned that he was planning on proposing tonight. Luckily, they were able to keep it a secret until Shelton got on one knee as the sun set over the snow-capped mountains. Magical to say the least!
~ Bride, Alissa