Downtown Durham Wedding
Downtown Durham Wedding.
Back in 2014, Nicola was working as a nurse in the Pediatric ICU at Duke and Jack came through as a nervous first-year resident physician. She thought he was handsome, kind, smart and she probably shouldn't let him get away. So she did some social media stalking as one does in the 21st century... After a serendipitous mishap, where she accidentally "friended" him on Facebook, the two connected and began chatting. This led to a sweet first date in Chapel Hill on an early fall evening.
continued: Nicola had a coffee mug with the saying "love me, love my cat" on it, naturally as one does when you are a cat lady. One day she got a text from Jack with a picture of the mug that said "Well I guess I love Charlie now" (Charlie being Nicola's cat, obviously).
One house in Durham, two neurotic cats, a few job changes and many adventures later, they went to their favorite city, Charleston, in April 2018 to run the Cooper River Bridge Run. Little did Nicola know, but it would be her last race with her "boyfriend". Jack had planned lots of surprises, though of course the weather had plans of its own. After walking around in the rain semi-aimlessly, getting totally soaked, and Nicola getting suspicious, Jack finally stopped at the waterfront pineapple fountain they'd taken a picture at a year before. There, under an umbrella and a light drizzle, he asked her to marry him. She said yes, of course, after she asked if he was going to get down on one knee!
Durham has become our home and we love it dearly. We wanted to really showcase Durham to our friends and family so we picked The Cookery as our venue. It's a unique space that really embraces the Durham vibe. I also wanted to feel like we were being married in a garden as I adore flowers and we love the outdoors so we did our best to bring as much garden as we could into our industrial space. Then of course since it was May The Fourth, we had to sprinkle some Star Wars tributes in as fans.