“If you just realize what I just realized, then we’d be perfect for each other and will never find another” – Colbie Caillat
They grew up at opposite ends of the east coast. Nichole was born and raised in Florida, while Steve spent his childhood in Rhode Island. Meeting while they were both in college at the University of South Florida was no accident however … and after a group trip together took them both to the Dominican Republic they quickly realized they were falling in love. A few years later, they decided to move in between their two families and settled on North Carolina (excellent choice you two, by the way! ;-)
Now, Nichole is not one for surprises, so Steve had his work cut out for him with figuring out how to propose to Nichole and still surprise her. She manages to figure out most of his surprises, so it was no easy task .. but last Christmas while on their first Christmas together visiting family in Rhode Island, he was able to surprise her by asking her to marry him, at the edge of the ocean in Newport while they stopped to take some pictures. Smooth, man. :)
And, of course she said yes.
Since Nichole & Steve both met while they were at USF, they wanted to do their engagement photos on a college campus. Nichole chose the campus at UNC-Chapel Hill because of the beautiful scenery and stately architecture there, and the results were enchanting.
Wow .. how amazing are these two? Seriously guys – you rocked this out like models. Nichole, you look positively stunning!
Nichole and Steve’s idea of a nice date is just staying home and ordering in, happy to just be with each other. How comfortable and happy they are with each other really shows in the pics … they are so cute together!
I love this photo .. it’s so full of natural joy and emotion. Makes us want to squeeze you two :)
Nichole’s ring is a vintage one from her grandmother .. it’s so beautiful!
So wonderfully romantic … xoxo
We had some gorgeous evening light …
Absolutely. Love. This.
Seriously, y’all are so adorable together!
And I’ll end with another favorite of mine from the day. Love this …
Nichole & Steve, you two are just a beautiful couple … thank you for choosing us to share in this joyous time of your life together. We are so excited about your Barclay Villa wedding next April, and can’t wait to see you again there!
Hugs, Brent & Anna xoxo