Melissa and Darrell's love story started with the help of Facebook and a friend request that led to the beginning of a sweet romance. "He requested me one day four years ago after coming across my Instagram page and liking a ton of my photos (which got my attention). I looked at his page and was instantly attracted but thought nothing more of it," recalled Melissa. "The next day he requested to be my friend on Facebook and oddly we had no mutual friends in common. We eventually started communicating via messenger for over a year before meeting in person." Melissa and Darrell began dating long distance throughout their entire relationship and eventually became engaged on December 27th 2016. Early on, the couple knew they want a beach destination elopement. "We wanted our wedding to secluded, romantic, and stress free," said Melissa. "It was my husband's dream destination and he suggested the location. I had never heard of Seychelles but as soon as I googled the location I was sold!" The bride enlisted the help of photographer Derrel Todd, who traveled with them to Seychelles, Africa, to capture their special day. Check out their romantic elopement captured by Footprint Fotos.