California Couple in Viral Yosemite Proposal Pic Say They Didn't Recognize Themselves at First
Melissa and Charlie said they stumbled on the famous image online.
The mystery couple captured in a picture-perfect proposal atop a mountain in Yosemite has come forward.
Charlie and his now-fiancee, Melissa, told Inside Edition they stumbled on the famous image online randomly.
"I said, 'I think that's my dress and my shoes.' And he was like, 'That's my baseball cap,'" Melissa said.
The pair said they were taking images for Instagram at the California national park when Charlie got down on one knee. "I'm like, 'What are you doing?' ... 'This is, like, your epic proposal photo that you wanted,'" Melissa recalled Charlie saying. "'Just smile for the photos!'"
What they didn't know at the time was someone else was taking a picture of them as well ... across the canyon. Photographer Matthew Dippel was visiting the park when he noticed a magical moment taking place.
"I couldn't believe what was happening," he told Inside Edition last week. "... I just pointed and snapped away."
Desperate to find the couple whose image he shot, he turned to the internet for help. "I don't know these people, but maybe we can find them!" Dippel said.
Now, he's relieved to have located them, and captured such a meaningful moment.
"I’m glad I finally found you to share this special moment with you," Dippel posted on Twitter. "Thanks for being so awesome, maybe one day we will finally meet in person!"
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