Nicole and Christian

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How We Met

Christian & I met a couple years ago on a ski trip through a coed sports league we both play in together. Although we were on the trip together we had never formally been introduced, but that all changed when we were paired together to make garlic bread that night for dinner. We instantly connected & quickly became best friends. As our relationship grew, so did all the things we had in common. Who would have ever guessed our love for volleyball, skiing, cooking & travel would have brought two people together on so many amazing adventures?

how they asked

Little did I know this year would be the start of one of our biggest adventures yet! In January, a work trip brought me out to France & we knew it was an amazing opportunity to enjoy some personal travel in the French Alps! We arrived late Saturday night in Chamonix, France, an adorable valley town that sits at the base of Mont Blanc, the highest summit in all the Alps. To our surprise, we awoke early Sunday morning to gorgeous blue skies & chatter on the streets. Christian jumped out of bed & quickly encouraged me to get dressed so we could go enjoy the beautiful day & get some crepes, an offer I couldn’t decline!

After quickly grabbing a bite, Christian walked me over to the Aiguille du Midi, a cable car that takes you to the top of the mountain with an observation area to view the Alps. Upon arriving at the top, we both stared in awe at the absolutely breathtaking views of the mountains & town below. After several minutes of taking in the sights, Christian asked me where my favorite view was. It took me a while to settle on a spot, but once I did, he looked me in the eyes & said “couldn’t you just look at this for all the days?” (a little saying we both say to each other). When I agreed, I turned to see Christian pull out the ring & get down on one knee.

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He asked me to be his wife on the top of the world & that is the only way I can express how I felt when I said yes & he put the ring on my finger!

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Special Thanks

Adam Johnston
 | He took us for a photoshoot around Chamonix, France a few days after the engagement to help us capture memories of a lifetime!