Nicole and Mike
How We Met
Mike and I went to college together at Assumption College in Worcester, MA but we did not start dating until we both graduated. Having been in the same group of friends throughout college, we always stayed friendly and ended up chatting one way or another at parties and events. When we graduated, Mike moved overseas to England to follow his dreams of playing professional basketball. While he was away, we stayed in touch and when he came home, everything fell into place and since then, we have been inseparable.
How He Asked
It was a normal Saturday in April and I had a friends bridal shower to attend. Mike had planned to go to my Papa’s house on Cape Cod to help my Dad paint and continue to work on the newly renovated home. The plan was for me to meet him at the house to help as well. When I left the shower, I called him to tell him I was on my way and he said they just left to get lunch and my sister Ally would be at the house to drive me. This was not out of the ordinary, since Ally was sixteen and had just gotten her license and needed every excuse in the world to drive. I got to the house, Ally hoped in my car and we went on our way. A few minutes into the drive up the windy road leading to Woods Hole, she put her blinker on and turned into Nobska Light House, a place I grew up coming to summer after summer.
She opened my glove box, put a card on my lap and got out of the car. When I picked up the card, hands shaking, I started reading the note Mike had written. I looked up and just as the note said, there were roses lining each step up the lighthouse. I got out of the car and gathered each flower while making my way up the stairs and read the notes written on each, as they all rhymed, just as they did two years ago when Mike asked me to be his girlfriend. Except this time, the last note was a little different and as I picked it up, Mike came out from behind the lighthouse and proposed.
My best friend, her fiancé and my little sister were all hiding and took pictures of the entire thing.
So remember when I said how I grew up going to Nobska? The reason why is because my Nana, who was and who will always be one of the most amazing people in my life, introduced me, my sisters and cousins to the beautiful landmark. Not only did Mike propose at the memorable location, he also reset my Nana’s diamond ring and gave it to me to have the honor of wearing for the rest of my life. Even more amazing, when Mike and I started to look at venues for our wedding, when we found the one we loved, they had only one date available for 2017. That date, which is now our wedding date, happens to be my Nana’s birthday! When she passed away 6 years ago, I was always saddened by the fact that she would not be able to be there for my wedding. Now I know that without a doubt she will be there with me that day in so many amazing ways!