About Me

I’m Nicole, a graphic designer living in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with my talented photographer husband Nathan and our adorable daniff pup Freyja (Yes, she has her own Instagram account!). We live on a tree-lined street in a cute little brick duplex that we love to call home. I have a serious love of styling interiors and parties and can often be found restyling a room or curled up with a glass of wine and my closest friends!

Nathan and I both come from Dutch family backgrounds, hence the name Dutchie Love. I’ve always enjoyed writing and combining word and image to tell a story, and this blog is my way of capturing memories, sharing my passions, and inspiring others to do what they love. Thanks for following along! If you ever want to chat, feel free to get in touch.

A little bit about me:

  • I once read 100 books in a year. Fantasy novels full of adventure are my favourite.
  • Our wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty Canada!
  • Though I live in the prairies, my soul is happiest by the ocean.
  • I love drawing detailed pencil portraits of interesting people.
  • I’m a sap for weddings. I just love love!
  • My favourite colour is gold, with a healthy dose of black.
  • I can quote most of the Lord of the Rings movies.
  • I’m a taurus and an ISFJ personality type, a.k.a. a social introvert!

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  • jeanine

    I rec’d the Love the Shit poster from my daughters for Valentines Day. It is amazing. I wanted to make you aware of the Edmonton Calligraphic Society and the upcoming international calligraphers we are hosting for workshops. Please contact me at jeaninealexander@hotmail.com or check out our website.

    • Jeanine don’t you just love the poster? Justine Ma is one talented lady! Thanks for the recommendation regarding upcoming calligraphy workshops 🙂

  • Hey! I stumbled upon your blog when I keyed in #yegblog in instagram and I’m glad I did! My husband comes from a dutch background too and I’ve learned to love all – well, most…things dutch! (Although he is still very Canadian, being in the newer generation already). Glad to be here!

    • Thanks Julienne! I’m the newer generation also, but the Dutch heritage always runs strong 🙂 If you’ve learned to love dropjes, you’re a true Dutchie! Enjoy poking around on the blog, I’m glad you found it!

  • Hi Nicole,

    I just saw your wedding photos and I’ve been looking for a venue with a barn and outdoor ceremony. (I’m near Calgary and our wedding is planned for Sept 2015) Where was your venue located??

    Warm regards,