Nicole and Michael

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How We Met

We both met on a popular dating site. I joined just for fun on Valentine’s Day in 2013. A few months later I ran across his page and looked around but didn’t speak. So he sent me a message saying “So you are just going to look through my pictures and not speak?”  I laughed and explained that I was shy and didn’t know what to say. We continued our conversation which led to us exchanging numbers. So the next morning he face timed me, which caught me off guard. I was hesitant to answer because I just woke up and still had my scarf on my head. But I answered and we chatted for a bit and agreed to meet for a lunch date. We met for a few dates after that and since then we have been inseparable.

How He Asked

My 29th birthday is one of the few days I will never forget. This is the day my soon to be husband asked me to be his wife. It started on The early afternoon of December 26 when he surprised me with brunch at home. He knew how eager I was to have a brunch with endless mimosas because I had been talking about it for months. We sat at home while we talked and laughed and enjoyed the homemade brunch he prepared.

On December 27th, I came home from a long day at work to a vase filled with roses, a lovely card and a beautiful plant on the table waiting for me. The plant was significant because he always buys flowers for me and they don’t last too long so we always talked about him buying me a plant so it can last. December 28th, two days before my birthday, he took me to the mall to get my eyebrows done for the first time. He knew I was nervous so he held my hand the entire time which helped me to relax.

On the day before my birthday, December 29, I came home to a trail of rose pedals leading from the door to the bathroom. There, to my surprise I found a rose pedal filled bubble bath waiting for me. He had candles, a special cocktail and soft music playing in the background. After the bath, I was led to the dining room table for a home cooked meal. He prepared chicken and broccoli Alfredo which is my favorite dish of his.

These four days leading up to my birthday were so amazing I couldn’t wait to see what he had in store on the actual day.

So my birthday arrived and I received a text message stating that I have a manicure and pedicure appointment for 12:00 that he set up. He goes with me and told me to pick any color I like but he has already picked the design. So the design he chose was his name written on my nail with 3 jewels. I laughed and told him I loved it!! As the evening approached he told me to dress to impress because we are going to dinner but wouldn’t tell me where. When we arrive at one of my favorite seafood restaurants on the water, I saw a table full of family and friends combined.

The menus on the table read “Happy 29th Birthday Nicole” which really surprised me. After we ordered, my daughter stood up and handed me this teddy bear. I had a confused look on my face wondering why she gave it to me. Then, my boyfriend stood up and got everyone’s attention. He then got down on one knee and told me how much he loved me and wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. He said how our relationship has been built on 3 words: live, laugh and love and that he wanted to continue to do this forever.

He pulled out this beautiful three stone ring and asked for my hand. He placed the ring on my finger and asked me to marry him. I wiped my tears and told him yes! Throughout our entire relationship, I have never seen him be this romantic. But he told me he wanted to make this the best birthday ever and I told him he definitely did!! I told him I would never forget the day and days leading up to the day he asked me to be his wife.

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