We love getting the emails from our clients when they share their love stories for a blog spotlight! It is so fun to read all about the back-story behind our events. In our work it's exciting that everything we book comes from a place of l'amoure.
We enjoyed reading Nichole + Cole's responses. They are such a cute couple and their love for each other is apparent. We are so excited for their beautiful winter event which takes place this weekend. Enjoy their spotlight!
image courtesy of audra hatch
How did you meet?After I returned from my mission, I was invited to speak in several wards in our stake. I spoke in Cole's home ward. After the meeting, Cole's mother approached me and said, "I never do this, but I would like you to go out with my son." I gave her my phone number and he called and asked me out.
What did you do for your first date?For our first date, we went on a short hike to a waterfall.
What are your favorite qualities about each other?
She says: Cole is kind. He is constantly serving others, including me. He asks me every day, "What can I do for you today?" He is very patient with me. He is humble and teachable. He is intelligent and hard-working. If Cole sees that there is work to be done, he jumps in to do it without being asked.
He says: Nichole is beautiful, on the inside and out. She is personable, giving, intelligent, and hard-working. She is trendy and lovely.
Tell us a little bit about your event design concept.
I never imagined having a winter wedding. I always planned to have a spring wedding with pastel colors. When I realized that we would wed in the winter, I decided that I wanted to nod to the season, but still incorporate the pastel colors that I love. As I met with Melissa of Blossom Sweet and discussed my vision, we decided to take a modern vintage approach. We decided to use clean lines and elegant flowers, with a whimsical palette of ivory, bright winter reds, soft pink, and mint.
Who said "I love you" first?
I wanted to tell Cole that I loved him, but I was a bit frightened to say it first. One evening, I was telling him about something mundane. He said, "I love y-it. I love it. I love that you do that." I knew he was ready to say those three special words. The next night, I put on my favorite outfit and a charming smile. He said, "I love you." I was speechless when he said it, even though I was hoping for it and expecting it. I had no idea how it would make me feel. The love that I felt for him grew stronger.
How did he propose?Cole and I had planned to go to his family reunion together. I was looking forward to the trip, especially after a long stressful week. When he came to pick me up, I had my bags packed and ready to go. He came in and asked, "Do you have everything you need for our trip." I assured him that I did. He said, "Are you positive, I don't want you to forget anything." I said, "Yes, I have everything." He was not picking up my bags, so I grabbed my bags and headed out the door. I quickly realized that he was not following me. I turned back around and went inside. I found him on one knee with the ring box open. He said, "You are forgetting this." He asked me to marry him. I was speechless (which never happens to me). It took me a long time to respond, but I finally whispered "yes."