September 2nd, 2023
1088 Lower Nettle Knob Road
West Jefferson NC, 28694
How We Met
In 2016, Grayson and Nicole met as two graduate student government representatives for their programs (Poultry Science for Grayson and Plant Biology for Nicole). Grayson remembers the first night they met in Poe Hall. There was an impromptu vote for the social committee chair, and Grayson couldn't resist casting his vote for the one candidate he couldn't take his eyes off of. He would soon find out that she had the vibrant personality, strong will, and kind heart to match the outward beauty. They spent the rest of the semester on social committee planning fun events for peers to enjoy and make friends... little did they know these were the earliest days of a lifelong bond. Today they can certainly say that time flies when you are having fun!
They had one last day together left before Nicole moved to Illinois - They planned to fill it with some of their favorite Raleigh activities! The day started with Boulted Bread croissants and coffee at the art museum outdoor park. After breakfast they took a stroll around the park, a place they loved to meet at and walk throughout their relationship. On the walk, when they reached the pond, Grayson got down on one knee......and now here we are! It was a complete surprise! We walked to Lucky Tree coffee shop, bought some coffee, pottery, and art before enjoying our last day together in Raleigh... for the time being.