Nicholas and Kristen met in the hallway at their church, TCPC, where she also worked. He caught Kristen’s eye while volunteering for an event there because of how sacrificially he served others. They ended up on the same church volleyball team, and they really got to know each other and soon began dating. After he told her he loved her for the first time, Kristen knew that this was something she had never felt or experienced before and that she wanted the kind of love that was more than a feeling; she knew that she wanted to commit her whole life to him. She loves how Nicholas serves others, his love for the Lord, and his leadership in all areas of his life. Kristen also thinks it’s so sweet how when Nicholas gets to know someone, he doesn’t just remain on the surface; he really gets to know what they love, what makes them tick, and their passions. Kristen also loves how he really takes an interest in her and her heart. He is quick to repent, quick to forgive, incredibly patient, and he shows her love in the ways she needs. Most importantly, he points her to her first and true love, Jesus.
Nicholas and Kristen have all of the basic dreams that a couple might have- to own a home (which they have recently checked off their list- they purchased their first home and are renovating it together- so fun!), have a family, and travel and experience other cultures- just to name a few! They even have a fun bucket list for this year that includes attending concerts, taking a cooking class, and going camping! More importantly, they also really want to learn to love each other well and have a beautiful marriage. Their ultimate goal in life is to glorify God through their marriage by being faithful and loving spouses to one another.
Nicholas proposed to Kristen last July. He picked her up for a typical Saturday afternoon date, drove her out through country roads to a good friend's farm, and set up a picnic for the two of them in the middle of a field there! They sat, ate, laughed and enjoyed one another's company; with Kristen's favorite band (Johnnyswim) playing in the background. He turned the music up and asked Kristen to dance, something she absolutely loves to do! He dropped to one knee and asked her to marry him, to which she responded with tears streaming down her face, "YES!”
They loved so much about their wedding, but if they had to pick their favorite part, they’d have to say it was the people! It was incredibly special to have all the ones they love so dearly surround them on their big day. They also loved that they had a morning wedding, because of how unique and special it was. They chose not to do a first look, and seeing him for the first time walking down the aisle was one of the most intimate sweetest moments for Kristen. To those in the midst of this stage of life, Kristen says, “I would LOVE to share any of my thoughts and experiences with wedding planning, engagement, marriage, etc. with anybody! What a sweet time in your life. Stop stressing and enjoy it! Seriously, let me know if you want chat over coffee! :)” Scroll through these photos to see the true joy that spills over from the Jacksons!