Nick Habib and Laura Cardwell met in January 2009 through a mutual friend and began dating in August of that year. Nick proposed to Laura a little more than two years later on her birthday, Nov. 12, 2011, at Gervasi Vineyard. He had organized a surprise birthday party for her on that night as well, hoping she wouldn’t be suspicious. When they arrived for dinner, Nick noticed that all of the people he invited to celebrate with them that night were in the waiting area inside the Bistro. They all scattered to hide when the couple arrived to keep the secret a little longer. Even with a delay in their reservation, it somehow all worked out, and Nick was able to pop the question while Laura was opening presents after dinner. They were married June 15, 2013, under the pavilion at Gervasi by Judge Stephen Belden with 180 friends and family members present. Special readings by Nick’s aunt and Laura’s grandfather added a special touch to the ceremony.The couple honeymooned in Negril, Jamaica.