Richie and Nicole Taylor stood together on June 10, 2016 and took their wedding vows in front of family and friends. The walk down the aisle was a straight line, but this East Bay couple’s journey to this point was full of twists and turns.

The couple originally met in 7th grade at Bohannon Middle School in San Lorenzo, CA. They passed loves notes until Richie decided they should break up later in the school year, but the connection would be rekindled in adulthood.

After high school, Nicole had two kids,Isaiah and Ellie, while Richie played football and finished college at University of California Davis with a double major in mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering. They had no idea their paths would cross again.

The couple rekindled their connection and started dating seriously. Nicole & Richie welcomed baby Cayden into their lives, expanding their family to a party of 5.

When they became pregnant, Nicole and Richie took the kids to Disneyland to share the news of the upcoming arrival. On the same trip, on their last day at the amusement park, Richie got down on one knee and purposed. That date was September 9, 2014.

Fast forward a year and a half to Richie and Nicole sharing their vows and love notes at Auburn Valley Golf Course on their wedding date, June 10, 2016. Taylor asked Richie to marry her in his 7th grade yearbook, he didn’t know she was serious.