Nicole & Phil

Nicole and Phil will say their “I Do’s” on June 3rd, at the Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City, Ca. Surrounded by the fragrant pines, flowers, and stunning views of the lake, this venue is a perfect fit for their boho-chic wedding!  Their ceremony will be intimate and natural, a wonderful way to start their life together. We are so excited to be part of their big day and so happy to have had a glimpse into their love story that we had to share!

Then…

We absolutely love this couple’s story because it is proof that you never know when or where you can find that lasting love, even 2,000 miles away! Phil is originally from Morton Grove, Illinois and Nicole is from Newark, Ca but they met online in 2007 while playing World of Warcraft. What started so simply progressed into a budding friendship. Nicole thought Phil was an attractive and outgoing guy and couldn’t believe he played World of Warcraft! Phil thought she was a very pretty and shy punk rock girl. They met in person two years later and ultimately went on their first date where they played miniature golf, got ice cream, and then picked up bagels and took them to the park to stargaze.    

This couple knew they were in love when Phil wanted to skip events to spend more time with her, and Nicole knew because as soon as he left she would miss him—even if it had only been a few hours. Their love continued to grow and Phil eventually popped the question!

How he asked…

For the proposal, Phil recreated their first date in Illinois, taking Nicole to play miniature golf and out for ice cream. When they went to the park to stargaze, however, he had a ring of candles flickering in the middle of the field! It was then that Phil asked Nicole to spend forever with him and she couldn’t help but say yes.

Now…

Nicole and Phil still love to play video games together, but also enjoy being outdoors camping, hiking and going to the beach. Nicole loves how sweet and supportive her fiancée is and Phil loves how Nicole puts 110% into everything that she does and always has the courage to express her opinion.  When asked what each other’s weird quirks are, they said they’ve become so close and accustomed to each other that anything that might seem odd is normal to them now! 

Happily Ever After…

As for the future, they are looking forward to spending their lives together and growing their family. Nicole and Phil, we are honored to be part of your wedding day and we wish you a lifetime of love, happiness and World of Warcraft. Congratulations!