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PERFECT PEOPLE: KEVIN & NICOLE.

carrot cake made by Nicole. Framed art made by Kevin.

carrot cake made by Nicole. Framed art made by Kevin.

Nicole and Kevin with her parents.

Nicole and Kevin with her parents.

you are here. so are we.

you are here. so are we.


Two weekends ago, Jesse and I had the great pleasure of celebrating two of our dear friends, Kevin and Nicole, at their engagement party. We ventured over to the east bay for some delightful weather, delicious food, and some incredible company. We spent the entire drive home sharing how grateful we are to have Kevin and Nicole as friends. We are so excited for the two of them and know that they will have a long and happy marriage, full of laughter, world travels, amazing food, and success.

It's a funny story of how we all met, I hope everyone can follow. Jesse's friend from high school Jackie grew up with Nicole. Their moms were best friends and their families are really close. Every year, Jackie's mom has a holiday party and so, in December of 2010, Nicole was there with her boyfriend Kevin. I couldn't make it, but Jesse came home saying he met this really great couple "Kevin and Nicole".

Nothing happened for a year. We didn't see them. I never met either of them. I didn't know a thing about them. Jackie would occasionally mention her super-talented friend and all of the great things she was up to (that would be Nicole, of course). So fast-forward to December of 2011 at the annual Christmas party and Jesse and Kevin reconnected. Kevin suggested they get together and learn about the company he was working out. Badda bing, badda boom: pretty soon Kevin and Jesse were co-workers and so our friendship began.

Now after reading that story it's hard to dispute the fact that the four of us were destined to be friends. Since that fateful holiday night, we have had many fun evenings together. When I think about Kevin and Nicole separately and as a couple, it's hard to pick just one word to describe them because they are so multifaceted. Having to settle on just one word, the word that comes to mind is TALENTED. The two of them are SO incredibly talented. Nicole attended culinary school a few years ago and started her own company, Kindred Table. She is also an extremely talented food stylist and was recently working in Paris!!!

Kevin is pretty darn talented as well. His resume is pages long and boasts some of the most prestigious and successful tech companies in the city. They can't get enough of his wit and supreme design talent. Get ready for this power couple to take over San Francisco.

One last thing, isn't Nicole just so breathtakingly gorgeous? I had to do this post because I had to share the photos we took at the party. Every single photo is stunning!! I am eagerly anticipating their wedding because I know it will be out of this world!!! Ohhhh...and the best part is their hashtag is #TableforTWOHY .......they are perfect!


I loved Nicole's party outfit so much that I recreated her look here! Maybe dressing like her will make us more talented in the kitchen!!! 

PERFECT PARTY: TOSS DESIGNS.

PERFECT PARTY: SWEET & SPARK AT MARMALADE.

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