Nikki & Devon met through a set up through Nicole’s sister and her husband. Devon is friends from church and they all thought they might hit it off, so they invited both if them over for a game night at their house.
Both introverts, they let her sister and brother do most of the talking that night. It took about a month after that awkward game night until Devon got Nikki’s number. He said the procrastination got the better of him. As they were just leaving from a dinner meal (Nikki was inwardly bummed he hadn’t asked for it yet) he finally asked for it in the parking lot. From there they decided to have an official first date without the audience. They decided to head to Minnehaha Falls Park, it was somewhere they could both just relax and talk. They made there way on the back trails and came across a little beach neither of them had known about before this date. Devon trying to make casual conversation brought up that his dad’s side had red hair too. Nikki interpreted it as him suggesting that their kids would also have red hair. They laughed about it now when they told me this story on our way to their beach on their engagement shoot.
Originally Devon planned to propose at their first date spot on that same beach but the Lord had other plans. The day he was going to do it Minnesota dumped a bunch of snow making it impossibly difficult to get to their destination . Devon switched his plans and he told Nicole that they were going to go to dinner at some where very exclusive . Nicole was a bit confused but thought they might be going out to celebrate her birthday which was the night before. Well it is extremely exclusive, Devon had made dinner for them at his house with candles and the good silverware. Before any meals where touched, Devon got down on one knee and proposed to Nicole. She said yes!
For the engagement session we went back to their favorite beach and enjoyed exploring Minnnehaha Falls Park together! We were so blessed that the rain held off as we walked through some of the muddier trails. It was a beautiful spring evening as everything in Minnesota right now is starting to bud and green. When the sun started to grace us with its presence I couldn’t help but get excited!
Nikki and Devon are excited to be celebrating their love surrounded by friends and family later this summer. Please enjoy some of their photos from their engagement session!