Nicole and Danny

How We Met

Danny and I met a little over three years ago. Four years ago, however, he met my family. My stepfamily has known his family since they were kids so, at a birthday party, everyone was there (except me). I kept getting texts that night saying ‘you need to meet Danny!’ and apparently they were telling him he had to meet me as well. For a year after that, his name kept coming up when I saw my family. They said we had to meet. Fast forward to the end of that year and I saw my family a lot in a short period of time (Thanksgiving, my birthday and Christmas). They were much more persistent this time. Finally, my step-aunt sent us both messages saying ‘YOU TWO NEED TO MEET’! So to appease my family (I really had no expectations), we started talking and went on a date. We clicked instantly and felt like we knew each other forever. The rest is history.

How He Asked

Without me knowing a thing, Danny started planning our fairy tale about five months ago. The day before my birthday, he surprised me with a trip to Disney World. I knew we were going away but figured it would be upstate or to a ski resort… never something this big. I hadn’t been to Disney since I was five-years-old, so that alone was amazing; and we both said it was the best trip we ever went on. On December 8th, we flew home and had dinner plans with my family, to celebrate my birthday.

My mom canceled when we landed and for a minute, I suspected a surprise dinner, but that was quickly put out of my mind when Danny suggested Chick-fil-A for dinner. Little did I know, he was stalling because our plane landed early. So, we sat in the parking lot at Chick-fil-A… I remember telling Danny I couldn’t wait to get home, in comfy clothes, and to snuggle with our dog. When we pulled into our driveway, I saw a string of lights in the backyard, and Danny’s response was, ‘It’s not over yet!’

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Special Thanks

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