Nick and Kelly met for the very first time in fourth grade. It was Nick’s first year at a new school, and he ended up in the same fourth-grade classroom as Kelly. Despite going to the same school and the fact that they both knew who the other person was, they didn’t talk to each other much until their junior year of high school.
On one fateful day, Kelly got Nick’s number at a high school speech meet because she believed he would be a fun friend to have. Nick got the wrong idea and thought they were going to be more than that. One day, Kelly asked Nick to hang out on a Wednesday night, but he was busy. That Friday, however, they ended up going out, and it, inevitably, turned into a date, even though Kelly had completely friend-zoned him. Not long after that, the happy couple fell for each other, and they have been together for more than five years.
Nick proposed to Kelly by asking him to meet her at the Newman Center at UMD. He knew that Kelly had been going to the Newman since high school and that it is a very special place to her. When she arrived, he walked her down an aisle created by 400 candles. Right before the altar, Nick got down on one knee and asked Kelly to marry him. She, tears streaming down her face, said yes. In the flurry of the moment, the couple realized that the carpet had caught fire! They quickly blew out three candles that had burned through to the carpet. It was a beautiful, joy-filled moment.
Nick and Kelly’s engagement photo session took place at Enger Tower. It was a gorgeous day complete with a beautiful overlooking view of Duluth, the sun shining brightly, and the changing color of the leaves.