Nick and Carmen

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Nick Brown


Carmen Rabel

SD and OK Receptions Summer 2024

How We Met (Carmen's Version)

In 2021, we met through the classic dating App: Bumble (thanks Chelsea for setting up mine). Nick was moving to Oklahoma to teach at the University of Oklahoma and I had recently moved back to Oklahoma for a new job. We matched at the end of July and had our first date by the middle of August. Our first date almost didn't happen. Nick was five minutes late to our coffee shop date and the first time I thought I was being stood up. Nick says it's because he was in a new town and he claims it was only three minutes. But, I stayed and waited and I'm glad I did. Our first date turned into a second date or an extended first date. We talked over coffee in the morning and through lunch at a local BBQ restaurant in Norman. After that, we went on multiple dates with each time our connection growing. We were "official" by October. Nick met my mom's side of the family that Thanksgiving. I met Nick's parents at Christmas. In May 2022 we moved in together. We knew we wanted to take the next step of loving each other forever the following May. On July 11, 2023, Nick asked me to marry him at the McCrory Gardens. Our love is consistent and comfortable. I feel like I'm the luckiest person to have found Nick and can't wait to spend the rest of my life with him.

How We Met (Nick's Version)

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