Malinda and Nick will be getting married in October in the Walled Gardens at the Biltmore Estate, and then having a reception at the Conservatory. This beautiful couple met at Malinda’s work where she is a nurse practitioner. Nick was a pharmaceutical rep at the time, and he hosted a lunch for the staff. Malinda was supposed to leave at 12:00 pm, but she stayed until 1:30 pm! Malinda is still a Women’s Health Nurse Practictioner, and Nick has moved on to be a Surgical Sales Representative. Read more about them below!
How long did you date before you got engaged?
When did you get engaged, and how did he ask?
We were engaged on Good Friday, March 21, 2008. Nick is very thoughtful and always gets me goody bags for most holidays. He gave me an Easter basket filled with candy and eggs and the ring was in the Easter Basket.
What are some of the activities that you like to do together?
Our two most favorite activities are playing with our dog, Allie and college football. I went to University of TN, Knoxville and Vanderbilt Univ for grad school, and he went to University of Florida. So we absolutely love SEC football. We go to several games every year, and wake up every Saturday watching College Gameday.
Why did you choose Asheville and the Biltmore Estate as your wedding location?
First of all, it is beautiful and romantic. I grew up in East TN right outside of Asheville, and we love the Fall season. We thought Asheville would be a perfect site for a Fall wedding. We live at the beach, so we wanted some place different.
When you think about your wedding, what are you most excited about?
Becoming Husband and Wife of course, but also having our family and close friends there from all the different phases of our lives. Enjoying time with the people we love.
What do you love about each other?
Malinda: What I love about Nick is…
How much he loves his family. He is very kind, good hearted, and HOT!
Nick: What I love about Malinda is…
She always has a smile on her face and looks for the positive in any situation.