Didier, 28, is a consultant. Nicole, 26, is a business analyst. They live in D.C.
The Main Event: An Aug. 31 formal wedding in Mitchellville, Md. In a departure from the norm, Nicole has two maids of honor and Didier has three best men.
How They Met: He was pumping gas at an Exxon in Columbia, Md., when she pulled up. “I kept staring at her as she walked back to her car. I took a deep breath and told her that she looked like Michael Jackson. I meant to say Janet Jackson but the wrong name came out.”
First Date: A month after they met at the gas station, they went to Perry’s in Adams Morgan.
First Kiss: After the third date. “I wanted him to work hard for everything,” she says. “I was about to give up and move on to the next girl,” he says.
How he Proposed: At home on the couch.
Most Stupid Fight: He changed the toilet seat in her apartment two months before she moved out. “She thought it wasn’t worth the money ($14); I thought it was worth it for the comfort.”
Pet Names: “Booskie Tooskie Wooskie” (derived from “my Babe is Totally Wow”).