Nicole was a senior at Duke and Lowie was in medical school in the Netherlands when they met in 2007. They met during Lowie’s research year at Duke, when Nicole and her roommates hosted a Valentine’s Day party. After “homemade” Stouffer’s lasagna and Nicole’s politeness, they hit it off. Unfortunately, Lowie had to return to Belgium to finish medical school and the two continued their relationship long distance for two years. Once Lowie finished school, he moved to Durham, and like Nicole said “the rest was history.” After dating for three and half years, and a conversation with her parents, Lowie asked Nicole to marry him in the beautiful Duke gardens.
On Friday, May 18th, 2012, Nicole & Lowie exchanged vows and became Mr. & Mrs. at St. Jude Catholic Church. Here are some of our favorite pictures by Ray Santana Photography of the ceremony.
The reception took place at the cosmopolitan Epic Hotel in Downtown Miami. Nicole selected a color scheme of ivory, gold, and shades of pink. With the assistance of the floral guru, Rick Interian, from Avant Gardens, the romantic floral and table setting was designed to what Nicole had envisioned for her wedding day.
I asked Nicole what she had always wanted her wedding to be like and she responded, “I wanted to stay up all night, I wanted everyone to dance a lot and I wanted it to be a party!” That’s exactly what their wedding night was, the perfect party.
Michael Sarysz, of Sarz Entertainment, and a percussionist kept the guests on the dance floor. Once the official party was over, the guests made their way to the after party. Nicole & Lowie stayed out with their family and friends until 6:30am. A night they will never forget.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, check out their highlight video by BNR Films: Nicole & Lowie
It is always great to know that a bride and groom would not change one thing about their wedding because it was a perfect day! Thank you Nicole & Lowie for allowing us to be a part of your wedding day! Wishing you a lifetime of love, joy, and many blessings. You’re an amazing couple and I know that this is just the beginning of an amazing journey for the both of you.
A BIG THANK YOU to all of our vendors who made this day perfect: Sunshine Gutierrez and the entire staff at the Epic Hotel, St. Jude Catholic Church, Avant Gardens, Sarz Entertainment, Ray Santana Photography, BNR Films, Meilan Limousines & Antiques, Hair by Lutz Karpf, Makeup by Cristina Liviero, Invitations by Leston, Thank you cards created by Fabulous Fêtes, Ana Paz Cakes, and Armonia Music Inc.