Welcome to the online celebration of our nuptials!
Lauren grew up in Virginia in the suburbs of Washington, DC. After finishing her undergraduate degree at the College of William and Mary she decided to strike off on a new adventure and move to Seattle for graduate school.
Nick grew up in Boise, ID. After finishing his undergraduate degree at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, he moved to Seattle to start a job in the software industry with Amazon.com.
Lauren and Nick met in late 2009 through mutual Ultimate friends. In 2010, Nick joined the same team that Lauren was on and they became friends. In June 2011, Nick decided he wanted to be more than friends and asked Lauren out. And the rest is history :).
About the site name
Well, laurenandnick.com was taken, so we had to get a little creative.
Little Bird is a family nickname that Lauren has had since childhood, and Walnut has been Nick's nickname on the Ultimate field for several years here in Seattle. In the game of Ultimate, you yell out the word "PICK!" if a defensive player picks you, and everyone stops running. So, having a name like Nick that rhymes with this call is a bad idea. Hence, the name Walnut.