Carmen and Nick

How We Met

We met the night of our junior prom, I went to a different school’s prom and he had gone to my friends after prom for the after party. We started talking to each other that night and our two friends set us up on a date a little while after that. By the summer, we were a new couple. We have been extremely blessed to have overcome a long distance relationship as Nick played junior hockey for 2 years. After that, he moved to Mankato with me as I was still in nursing school. We both feel very blessed to have each other in our lives.

How He Asked

He planned the proposal with a friend of mine from nursing school. I was under the impression we would be having a “girls night”, and would be meeting back at our place afterwards with the boyfriends to hang out. I was a little curious as to why Nick was very into what I was going to wear and also his outfit, however didn’t think too much of it. I was then blindfolded and brought to Chankaska Winery in Kasota, MN. The girls and I were having a nice meal, my friend Kate wanted to test out her new camera so we started to take some photos around the winery. The girls then told me to go onto the bridge because it was a pretty backdrop, as I was looking to a tent in the lawn I heard someone come up behind me onto the bridge. When I turned around, Nick was standing there with a smile on his face, and to be honest I don’t really remember the rest because it all happened so fast and I was just a mess of emotions. I am very thankful for my friends for helping make that one of the best days of our lives, Nick & I are very happy.

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