Jon and Nicole met when they were 16 years old. A mutual friend introduced them at the high school basketball tournament at the Cumberland County Civic Center. The couple went on their first date on Jon’s 17th birthday.
In the spring of 2009, Nicole spent a semester studying abroad in Australia. “Jon would wake up at crazy hours almost every night just so we could Skype for a couple of minutes,” Nicole says. “After being apart for four months, he flew all the way to Australia, arriving on my 21st birthday. As soon as I saw him, I knew I wanted to be with him forever.”
On June 29, 2013, Jon took Nicole to one of her favorite spots, Two Lights State Park, to propose. “I probably over-thought the whole thing, trying to come up with elaborate plans and schemes to make it some grand event,” Jon says. “But when it came down to it, I just took her to a place I knew she loved and decided to propose right on the water, because she loves the ocean.” She said yes.
The couple will be getting married on August 23, 2014.
Photos by Kristina O'Brien Photography