Melissa and Victor

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I am so excited for Melissa and Victor’s wedding weekend to get here, as I have never even met Victor except over Skype!  They live in Iraq and work as sub-contractors for the Department of State at the U.S. Embassy, so it is not like they can come meet with me whenever they want!  🙂  Melissa and Victor will be getting married this August at the Deerpark on the Biltmore Estate.  So excited!
How did you meet?
We were briefly introduced to one another, through mutual friends, while Melissa was on her way out of the dining facility on14 Aug 2013. We locked eyes and both had an instant attraction, but no true conversation.

On 15 Aug 2013, our friends invited us to a get together. Melissa received wonderful work related news and was also celebrating the remembrance of her Aunt Hazel, whose birthday was the same day.

Victor & Melissa talked & laughed the whole night, realizing how many similarities they had in common. Never leaving each others side from that day forth.

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How long have you known each other?
It will be 2 years on our wedding day.

When did you get engaged, and how did he ask?
27 Dec 2014 at NC State Bell Tower.

Victor asked Melissa’s parents for her hand in marriage prior to the engagement and seeked their advise for the best location to propose. They all agreed on the NC State Bell Tower.

Victor told Melissa he wanted to see the sights of Downtown Raleigh. As they drove around and made it to NC State Bell Tower, Victor said he wanted a closer look and to take some photos. As they walked around the tower, Victor took Melissa’s hand, stared into her eyes and immediately went to one knee. He professed his love and asked for her hand in marriage.

Later that evening, amongst family & guests we made the announcement of our engagement.

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What are some of the activities that you like to do together as a couple?
Domestic & International travel
Cooking for each other
Going to the beach
Movie Night
Wine tasting
Dancing

When you think about your wedding, what are you most excited about?
Melissa’s mother suggested the Biltmore Estate.

We were mesmerized by the beautiful open-air courtyard. We knew this would be the perfect venue to exchange our vows.

When you think about your wedding, what are you most excited about?
We are Blessed to have our family & friends be part of our Big Day!!! The First look is something we are really looking forward to as well as seeing the transformation of the wedding venue.

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What do you love about each other?
Melissa: What I love about Victor is…his genuine love & devotion to our relationship. His sense of humor and patience. His constant motivation and encouragement in all aspect of my career. He is truly my soul mate.

Victor: What I love about Melissa is…the way she treats me. She respect me in every way. She is smart, organized, sophisticated and motivated in life. She is not only beautiful physically, but spiritually. She is my best friend and my soul mate.

Anything else you would want people to know?
Faith in God, Communication, Respect for one another, Love & Laughter are key to a successful marriage.

Tara has been a TERRIFIC wedding planner, especially while we have been planning our wedding from Iraq. (Thank you, Melissa & Victor!!)

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