Nicole and Ryan

Image 1 of Nicole Ashley and Ryan Patrick

How We Met

Online Dating, I know it doesn’t sound super romantic, however, the only reason why we even considered hanging out was because of mutual friends. I never really took online dating seriously and quite frankly I don’t think she did either. My good friend Jared Wolf is dating her good friend Brietanya Anderson. This was an immediate conversation starter we talked on the app for about 5 minutes, and the rest is history.

Image 2 of Nicole Ashley and Ryan Patrick

how they asked

The video explains everything basically I made a bunch of fake letters including a mini-brochure. She typically doesn’t get the mail however I put it in around the same time that I ordered her 4 pairs of sofia vergara careisma scrubs for work, which she just had to have. The letters and brochure stated that the boat I was stationed on ,while active duty in the navy was pulling into Rowes Wharf in Boston. It was completely believable considering the boat was actually stationed at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, ME in 2009. It would only make sense that if the boat was to return to New England it would return to a city like that of Boston which would have the means to hold a boat of such capacity and because it’s a historical place. Basically there would be a speaker, pier ceremony, a dinner, and a dance function. Little did she know none of these were about to take place the only reason I brought her to Rowes Wharf was because of a significant date we had there together around the time we first met, which meant a lot to the both of us.

Image 3 of Nicole Ashley and Ryan Patrick

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Our Video

Special Thanks

Lisa Kretsch
 | Photographer
 | My own idea