In the South Garden of the lovely Waterview in Monroe, Connecticut, Melissa Abeling and Ben Dowden were married on May 29th. With a stunning view of the water behind them and baskets of bright pansies hanging along the white arbor, they pledged their vows to one another. They had met at the University of Hartford and it didn't take long for them to realize they wanted to spend their life with each other. Ben planned a wonderful surprise proposal that included a trip to New York City to see the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. After the performance, by the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center he proposed to Melissa...and she said yes!