Rusty and Nicole
How We Met
Nicole and I began working together in 2009. She and I were really good friends for several years before sparks began to fly. Once our friendship became a relationship it was literally the best decision of my life. She has been there for me through thick and thin and has been my rock. I can honestly say Nicole is truly my best friend and the love of my life.
How He Asked
Nicole’s favorite author is Nicholas Sparks. Over the years that I have known her she would always speak about how beautiful some of the places are where his movies have been filmed. I started planning my proposal about a year in advance. I bought the ring and started researching everywhere Nicholas Sparks movies were filmed. The location I decided on was Boone Hall Plantation. I then got in touch with Richard Bell Photography and set up an undercover photographer so he could capture the special moment. On June 30th we headed down to Charleston for a weekend vacation. She had been begging me for months to have couple pictures made so I thought this was the perfect opportunity. I told her we were heading down to Charleston for a weekend trip but we were always going to have couple pictures made. She thought it was the best idea ever. The morning of July 1st we woke up and started getting ready for our “couple pictures.” She had no idea where they were going to be taken until we arrived. As soon as we pulled into Boone Hall Plantation she immediately started crying because she had always want to visit there. We got out and started touring the grounds. I told her the photographer was going to be a little bit late so we could just walk around and look at all the scenery. As we walked down the beautiful rode under all the beautiful trees I stopped and was just talking to her. As I began telling her how beautiful she was and how much she meant to me, I got down on one knee and asked her to marry me. She of course immediately started crying and said YES. After I placed the ring on her finger she said well if you were going to propose you could’ve at least waited on the photographer. Little did she know I had an undercover photographer capturing the special moment. We couldn’t be happier and our wedding date is planned for March 17th 2018.