Nicole and Brian

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How We Met

Brian and I met in the new normal way: on a dating application (Bumble). We both swiped right and matched. After texting for a short time, Brian asked me out on a date at Wolf’s Ridge Brewery. We both ordered beers and shared the spicy chicken sandwich. I was too nervous and by the end of our date, I realized that I hadn’t touched my beer. We had such a great conversation and my nerves started to dissipate and I was finally able to take a sip of my now room-temperature beer. It was okay, though, I asked Brian if he wanted to split the beer which gave us time to continue our conversation. Everything went great! Brian gave me a ride home at the end of the date, like the gentleman that he is. That next week, Brian had a trip planned to North Carolina to visit his friend. We kept in touch while he was there and he asked me out on a second date when he got back and more dates after.​He eventually met my puppy, Charli. He is now her main human and number one in her eyes. I’m glad that Brian is so kind and understanding and that my nerves didn’t scare him away because we have been together ever since.

How They Asked

On Saturday, July 11th, overlooking the Scioto River, Brian asked me to marry him, and I said, “YES!” Brian told me we had plans for that Saturday and to “dress nice.” Brian parked near one of our favorite restaurants, so I thought we were just going to dinner. We walked past the restaurant, and then he stopped suddenly in front of the Court House. He started looking around and said, “I love you very much and want to spend the rest of my life with you.” He got down on one knee and asked, “Nicole, will you marry me?” and I responded, “Yes!” He had hired a professional photographer to capture this special moment, and it was a big surprise when she walked over to do a mini photoshoot on our walk along the Scioto River. Afterward, we went to dinner at Rockmill Tavern in the Brewery District. The staff and guests congratulated us and gifted us bubbly, a round of drinks, and dessert.

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Special Thanks

Gerika Logan
 | Photographer