How we met:
Nick and I met September 5th, only a couple of months after I had moved to New York. It was a Friday night that I had originally planned on being low-key, but my friend and former VS co-worker, Brea, invited me to a dinner with her friends. I asked her who would be coming along and she mentioned that it would be a big group, but then big group changed into her, her boyfriend Joe, and Joe’s friend, Nick. “It’s not a set-up, I promise,” she told me. Surrrrre. But having just moved to the city, I didn’t want to neglect any opportunities to meet new people, so I agreed to meet them at a restaurant in the Lower East Side, called Allen & Delancy.
Nick adds: It was a total setup. Joe - “I don’t want to look at your ugly face all night”. Brea’s going to bring a friend.” I even got the pre-dinner facebook tour. Brea – “She’s really nice, she’s from the Midwest”. A beautiful and nice girl, needless to say I was excited for dinner….
My first impression of Nick was that he was extremely easy-going and had such a laidback nature. He asked me questions that made me feel like he was genuinely interested in getting to know me rather than the typical, stale getting-to-know you banter. The qualities about him that I most love are his inability to be in a bad mood (ever! It puts me to shame), his goofy side, his determination & work ethic, and his loyalty & commitment to me and our relationship.
Nick adds: Love at the very first night pretty much sums it up. I had never in my life met such a beautiful, smart, interesting and engaging person. Plus she is a smartass.
How he proposed:
Nick adds: When you know you know. I could never imagine doing it anywhere else. If only she hadn’t looked at the ring at LAX while I was in the bathroom. But, then she wouldn’t be the Jenn Nelson I know and love…..