This truly beautiful love story we are sharing with you today and we are certain that you are going to completely agree with us once you have read how Christina and Nicholas met. Their love shines through so beautifully in every single image and Vicky Bekiaridou Photography captured all the heartfelt moments of their romantic engagement session in Kefalonia in the most amazing way.
Captured by Vicky Bekiaridou Photography.
“I like to think that Nick came into my life right when I was supposed to meet him…right when I needed him most. I am a cardiac registered nurse, and I was working on my unit during the start of the COVID pandemic when the world changed in front of my eyes. I work at a hospital in New York, so within days of the world shutting down, my unit was transitioned into a COVID intensive care unit where we fostered the sickest COVID patients who were fighting for their lives. It was then when I made the drastic decision to move out of my parents’ home and find someplace to live during the pandemic so I can protect my family from this sickness that I saw take so many lives from. Within twelve hours of looking, I found a nice little apartment far from home. The nights I had off from work were lonely, so I decided to open a dating app. Little did I know I was going to find my future husband. Nick and I came across each other on this app and it was instant fireworks. Something felt so different about him. It was almost an instinctual feeling that he was meant for me. We would spend that next month talking all day every day. After a hard shift at work I would look forward to calling him on my way home. He helped me cope with the tragedy I saw at work, and he gave me reason to smile and laugh during a period of time where the world was such a scary place. We spent hours on the phone, I’m talking 6 or 7 hours, conversation was just endless with him. His presence brought me to a better place mentally, and he was the best part of my day. We finally decided to meet in real life about a month in to talking. Some would say it was reckless of him to hang out with a COVID nurse during a pandemic! I’m glad he did. I told my best girlfriends just days after we met that Nick would be my greatest love, I just knew”, Christina shared with us.
“Nick proposed on July 8th, 2021. He had asked me if I wanted to meet up with two of our friends in Green Port New York at one of the local wineries in town. He knows I love wine so of course I said yes. We get to the vineyard and our friends are conveniently “running late”. I noticed Nick to be particularly sentimental this day, but I didn’t think anything of it. He is like this and that’s why I love him so much. He has asked me to walk towards the bluff at the vineyard so we can enjoy the beautiful view. Once we got there Nick had politely asked me to sit down at one of the picnic tables…”
“I never truly understood when people had said they blacked out during the proposal speech, but after Nicks speech I can fully understand how it can happen! From all I can remember, Nick takes my hand and says to me “I want to marry you”’ ….this was something we would say to each other quite often, so I responded to him with “I want to marry you too”! Nick looks at me, gets down on one knee and says, “for real this time”.
“Try to enjoy every moment of it. Do not stress the small things because at the end of the day, you’re marrying your best friend”, Christina shared with us.