Nicole and Jeremy

Nicole's Proposal in Bimini, Bahamas

How We Met

Jeremy and I met through a group of mutual friends. I moved to Nashville in 2010 to pursue a career as a songwriter and Jeremy was born and raised in Tennessee. I met Jeremy’s brother, Nick, through one of my girlfriends and we quickly became friends. When I met Jeremy, I remember thinking he was cute, but neither of us were looking for a relationship at the time. Jeremy asked to take me out about five times before I finally agreed to go on a date with him. After our first date three years ago, we were inseparable and have been together ever since.

How He Asked

Jeremy asked me to marry him on May 11, 2017, in the Bahamas. I hadn’t necessarily been subtle about wanting to take the next step in our relationship, but had no idea Jeremy would ask me before our vacation with my family even started. We arrived on the island of Bimini via seaplane (which if you’ve never done this – it is a MUST). My mother asked that we wait to be the last ones off of the plane so we could take a group photo in front of our transportation. Naleni, the photographer Jeremy hired to capture the big moment, was off to the side shooting photos. Jeremy was nervous that me seeing her would tip me off that he was finally about to ask me to spend forever with him. Somehow, even though I had been on my toes for a while, I was completely taken by surprise. Right after we took our group photograph Jeremy grabbed my hand and pulled me aside. He got down on one knee starting with “I know this is something you’ve been wanting for a while…” and asked me to marry him.

Nicole and Jeremy's Engagement in Bimini, Bahamas

Special Thanks

Naleni Pahgu
Photographer