Nicole now weighs 145 pounds and wears a size 8. She was formerly a size 24! The new wife had no idea her desire to become fit and work out at the local Brooklyn Y would lead her to her husband, Damien.
Nicole shines in the first wedding dress she picked out last summer. She continued to slim down and had her final gown custom made by Amsale.
In This Together
Nicole and Damien were each other’s biggest cheerleaders as they slimmed down as a couple.
The Biggest Winners
Although Nicole and Damien did not win as contestants on the reality show “The Biggest Loser,” they still fulfilled their weight loss goals in their own time. And now they have the ultimate prize—a lifelong commitment from one another.
“The most amazing part of the ceremony had to be Nicole at the top of the staircase coming down to meet me. When I saw her up there, the lighting made her look so angelic, my heart damn near stopped. I knew then that my future was going to be that much better with her in it,” shares Damien.
“Nicole makes loving me look easy. Life can be difficult, but when loving someone seems fun and even the bad times don’t seem as trying as you thought they would be…then that there is something special,” expresses Damien.
Brooklyn-based pastry chef Rodney LoveJones created this heavenly vanilla bourbon-praline and sweet potato orange layered cake filled with bourbon candied yams and frosted with vanilla praline buttercream. The delectable delight was topped with fresh gladiola flowers.
Nicole admits that the wedding cake was the one element of the reception cuisine where calories weren’t spared.
Nicole and Damien weaved elements of their personalities throughout the reception. Table centerpieces were given names that hold strong significance to the couple. This one was inspired by “The Biggest Loser.”
Scrumptious entrees of grilled sirloin, lemon chicken, mustard salmon, roasted potatoes, garlic string beans and penne ala vodka were served during the reception following appetizers that included vegetable spring rolls and crabcakes.
Nicole and Damien met in February 2006 at their local YMCA water aerobics class in a quest to in in better shape. A friendship quickly turned into romance and Damien proposed to Nicole on November 24, 2008, her 37th birthday. The duo postponed jumping the broom for over a year in order to appear on the hit reality show, “The Biggest Loser.”
A svelte Nicole prepares to toss her bouquet of dalias, hydrangea, roses and calla lillies to her single female guests during the wedding reception. The bouquet was designer another former contestant on “The Biggest Loser,” Carla Triplett.