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Monday, July 30, 2012

katie + nick

Katie and Nick are getting married this evening up at Sundance.  We are excited about how their designs turned out and can't wait to see it all come together in a few hours.  The lovebirds have graciously agreed to be spotlighted.  Enjoy!

photo courtesy of tabulous photography

How did you meet?
We met at a singles ward. I was attending with a friend, and Nick had been going there for a while. Nick says that he noticed me right away, but had always thought that I had a boyfriend because I didn't talk to too many people at first. So it took a while for him to get the courage to talk to me. He invited me to join him and his friends on a hike to the top of Mt. Timpanogos and we really hit it off. I don't think there has been a day we haven't talked to each other since!
What is the most unique thing about your relationship?
The most unique thing about us has to be that we have the uncanny ability to be thinking the same thing at the same exact moment. We understand each other so well that it seems like we can truly read each other's minds!

Tell us about your first date.
On our first date Nick took me Noodles & Co. He had trouble thinking of a place that he thought I would like and that I would be able to eat (I was a vegetarian at the time). Good choice, it was delicious -- then we went to a comedy club. He was banking on us having the same type of humor, he chose right because we were both crying it was so funny. The best part of the whole evening though was after the comedy club, we didn't know quite what to do -- it was only 10:30 and the night was so young!  So we went back to my house and unfortunately my roommates were having a party. We didn't want our night to end,  so we ended up laying on the grass together and just talked.  Next thing we knew it was almost 3 in the morning.  The time had just flown by!  We have had that special connection ever since.

Tell us a bit about your event concept.
For our wedding we were going for an outdoor vintage look with a modern twist. Our wedding colors are yellow, pink, and gray -- all soft and natural. Our ceremony is at a cabin and we want to accent the natural beauty that is already there by using flowers that are found naturally in the area, by having vases with pictures of us with a candle light shining through, and cafe lights lighting a beautiful deck area where we will have an intimate dinner afterwards. We are so excited to share this moment with our closest and dearest friends. We can't wait to see it all come together and finally become Mr. and Mrs.!

What are your favorite qualities about each other?
From Nick: What I love about Katie is that she is so much like me but so different at the same time. I love how she cares about everything and everyone. She makes me laugh without having to do anything, and one of her smiles makes my entire day worthwhile. She has an enthusiasm for life that is unmatched and so pure, and a desire to achieve and become better that rubs off on me and makes me a better man without her having any idea that it happens. 

From Katie: Nick has the ability to make any situation something positive, no matter what it may be. He seems to know exactly what to say when someone is in need of help and is always willing to do everything he possibly can. He is the most selfless person I know. Nick is incredibly genuine and passionate which is something that I admire greatly. He always brightens up my day just by being his fun, goofy self! He is full of surprises, sensitive, and supportive. I have truly found my prince charming. He is everything I hoped for and more.

How did he propose?
Since we both share an intense love for the outdoors, we had been wanting to go geocaching for the longest time. After the school semester was over we had a day planned to go and find some geocaches up Little Cottonwood Canyon. So Nick took the lead and took us to the GPS waypoints to find the first cache. It was a lot harder than we both had expected but after awhile we found it and got some really cool items. We then went to a few more caches and found a few and some we didn't. It was getting late but Nick said that there was two more to go to that were near each other. We started on a trail but it soon we were off in what felt like a jungle. As we were struggling to make it through the brush and because we had been doing this for several hours i was starting to get irritated. We found the spot for the first of the two caches and it was in a place that would be impossible to find anything in it! Nick told me to start looking and excused himself to go to the "bathroom." While he was gone he planted a geocache that he had made personally for me. He came back and said 'let's just go look for the other one and then go home."  As we were walking back I noticed this cache that he had planted in plain sight. I opened it and found a personal message from him and while I was reading it he got down on one knee. I was so happy I couldn't even speak. At that moment I became the happiest girl alive.

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