Always the planner, Nikki had this day planned out in her head since January (in fact, she even told Rex as they rang in the New Year together that her New Year’s resolution was to get engaged), but always there to keep her in check, Rex made sure he was in control of this decision.
It was her birthday, and the two were traveling to Raleigh for the weekend. Little did Nikki know, Rex had taken control in a big way and had a very special surprise planned for her that night. They had dinner plans at Midtown Grille in North Hills and were spending the night at the Renaissance Hotel. After a romantic birthday celebration dinner the couple was walking back to their hotel on the surprisingly warm December night when Rex asked Nikki to stop in front of the large Christmas tree in the center of North Hills. It was there that Rex gave Nikki the surprise of her life when he got down on one knee and asked her to marry him!
But, this wasn’t the only surprise Rex had planned for the night! After a hug and a kiss and a lot of tears, they heard shouts of congratulations coming from around the side and Cristi and Ryan to congratulate them! As they walked into the lobby of the Renaissance, Nikki was again filled with surprise when she was greeted by her closest friends in the Raleigh area and her best friends from school that had made the trip to join in the festivities! It was definitely a night to remember, and Rex had pulled it off and surprised Nikki (with a little help from her friends).