Charlotte and Nick

How we met

Nick is a firefighter and my sister’s best friend’s husband is one also. Through some mutual encouragement, we decided to meet. June 4th 2015 is when Nick and I went on our first date and when I also knew that I would marry this man. He opened my door, held my seat out, and treated me as if I was the most important woman in the world, but the moment I knew when he was the one was when he asked if he could pray before our meal. Nick told me that he served the lord and wanted to live every day to make him proud. Ever since then we have been inseparable. We have now been dating for almost 2 years and he is my biggest cheerleader, my best friend, and my soulmate.

how he asked

Nick proposed to me on my birthday! The weekend started by my best friends from college coming in town for what I thought was just a weekend visit that coincidentally was on my birthday! Secretly did I know Nick had this all planned. My sister, Jessica, was in on the secret as well. Prior to this weekend, she had been helping nick pick the perfect ring for me! My mother and grandmother have both recently passed away from cancer, and the past couple years have been really hard for Jessica and I. Ever since they have passed away My dream ring has been to wear my mom’s wedding band with my grandmother’s diamond. I didn’t think it was possible but my sister made it happen! The morning of my birthday Nick and I met my sister and her husband for breakfast. After breakfast the plan was to go to Old Salem and walk around because it was such a pretty day! As we were walking Nick pulled my hand and said, “Babe, will you marry me?” Nick and I have had this inside joke of him asking me to marry him and I always told him if he wants to marry me then he can get on one knee with a ring! So, my response to this question was “no” like always, but then Nick reached into his pocket and as he was doing this he starts to kneel on one knee!

Then out comes a little red box, and inside was my dream ring. My mother’s wedding band with my grandma’s diamond. Then Nick asked me the question again, “Will you marry me now?” and I, with tears in my eyes said, “YES!!”

Later that night my sister and Nick planned a surprise party to celebrate. I was able to share this special day with my family and friends. On March 25th 2017 I not only gained another year if life, but I also gained a fiancé!

Special Thanks

Jodi Gray Photography
photographer