The Lucky Lady: Andrea Nicole Nixon, 29, Corporate Attorney
Her Leading Man: George Stephen Wilson II, 29, Business School Student
The Big Day: September 4, 2015
Where and how did you meet your man?
George and I knew of each other while attending Cornell University but our paths never meaningfully crossed until about five years after graduation at a birthday party for a fellow Cornellian. I told George that I’d called him earlier that night to ask about a pre-party at his place. He assured me that I hadn’t called him and then took my phone to double check. It turns out that I’d called George Williamson, his classmate, instead of George Wilson. He then called himself from my phone so that I’ wouldn’t have trouble reaching him again.’ Pretty smooth, huh?
Were you looking for love at the time?
I was ready to be serious but I had one very important criteria: I didn’t want to date anyone whom I thought I had to change.
What was your first impression of him?
George was inarguably handsome and being around him was effortless. I was attracted to his ambition, his strong-will and his steadfast nature. He was, and is, dependable and he is the only guy I’ve ever dated who works harder than me.
Did you play hard to get?
Not at all! We were an instant item. We met on a Saturday and spent every day together until I returned to law school the following Friday. Two weeks later, he’d traveled eight hours to see me in Williamsburg, Virginia. There were never any qualms about how serious this was.
What was you dating life like before meeting your fiancé?
Before George, I had long-term relationships, but I didn’t actually know what it meant to date seriously and invest myself in someone.
Did you have a hunch he was going to propose?
He had dispelled all hopes of an impending engagement by telling everyone that asked he was in school and couldn’t afford an engagement yet. I believed that, so I was definitely not expecting us to get engaged the summer before his second year of business school.
How did he pop the question?
He got down on one knee in front of the waterfall at Lincoln Center with his best friend (and best man) snapping secret photos the entire time.