I asked Jordan and Nyki how they met, thinking it would be something sweetly simple I could write about. I realized after reading it that there wasn’t anything I could possibly add, so, with permission, I offer you the real deal:
“Nyki and I met at a Summer Solstice party in 2010. She recalls having some sort of magnetism towards me, very curious as to who the heck I was! We didn’t get to interact with one another much, but both left a lasting impression on each others mind. Four months later, a mutual friend serendipitously brought us together again. At that time we were able to share some time and get a feel for one another. I lived about 5 hours away from where she was living, so I continued on to Portland a couple weeks later. It took another 3 months to see each other again! By that time, we had become friends and enjoyed talking via facebook, and we’re trying to plan a trip up to Portland for Nyki to get her hair done. Totally innocent. Well, she finally made it up to Portland, and I cooked Puttanesca for her and her friend. I’d like to say it was instantaneous, I’m unsure whether my food was really, really good, or if there was something else going on between us. We sat up talking that entire night, laughing and getting to know each other on my turf. And the rest is history. It was from that moment that she and her long haired chihuahua walked through my doorway that I knew we would have to be together. Sometimes there isn’t an option, and we believe that is what true love and destiny are. We had no choice, we had no option. We jumped into this together, hand in hand, and it worked out pretty well for us! Nyki moved to Portland a month later, and since then we have lived together, moved twice, welcomed a baby French Bulldog into our lives, created a loving environment for her two children Rosemary and Joseph, and can proudly say, we ALL, are living happily ever after.”
These pictures were taken at the blueberry farm where the wedding will be held next month… we are going to have a blast!!