These Walt Disney World cast members described their wedding as "a little bit of her, a little bit of him, totally us." Nicole and Chad first met several years ago when they worked on a project together. During a business trip to Disneyland, they visited the park together one night and saw each other in a completely different light, which sparked the possibility of a relationship.
They soon started dating and around this time Nicole began participating in runDisney
events. Several years later during the half marathon weekend in Disneyland, they landed a reservation at the exclusive Club 33 and while on the way to their meal, decided to take a detour to the Mad Tea Party as a throwback to their first trip together. During the photo in the teacup, Chad asked her to marry him, and the dinner became an engagement celebration instead.
When planning for their wedding, they knew it had to be Disney. Nicole is of Italian heritage, so the Italy Pavilion in Epcot was the perfect ceremony venue. Chad comes from an auto racing family, and they were able to secure the GM Lounge above Test Track as their reception location. They incorporated vintage car decor throughout the reception and Mickey and Minnie Mouse in full racing attire stopped by for a visit as well. Their favorite parts of the day were the first look, the Dapper Dans performance, and the ability to relax during the day. "Because our planner handled all the details, we were able to take in the moments and appreciate the wonderful day."