Allison and Gregory met almost 2 years ago today. They met in the city after work one night. Unfortunately, Greg had to go away for special training for work for five months but on one of his weekends home he surprised her with an engagement ring!
The beginning of an amazing day.
How cute is this?
Allison is just stunning!
In the wine room of the Stone House! @MHospitality
Having some fun in the photobooth! @pispdjs
Roasting marshmallows by the fire. What a perfect way to end the night!
We asked Samira, our lovely bride to be, about how her and George met. This is their tale…
Every great love story begins somewhere…
George and I first saw each other at my nursing graduation in 2008. He was there for his cousins graduation. We made eye contact but didn’t pursue anything further. At the time, meeting my future husband was the last thing on my mind. I was more focused on graduating and passing my Nursing Boards.
Since I was in nursing school with his cousin and studied with her often, she gave him my number upon his request. I received a phone call shortly there after. I had no idea who I was speaking to until he mentioned that he saw me at the nursing graduation, then it clicked.
From then on we started speaking on the phone everyday. He lived in West Virginia at the time and owned his own restaurant. I knew it was going to be rough having a long distance relationship. We decided to dedicate our weekends off to spending time with each other. We would go to the movies, eat sushi, go shopping, and try new things together. We began to realize we had a lot in common. We are both of Arab descent and both share the same religious background. His family is fro Jordan and my family is from Lebanon. Even though he speaks Arabic and I don’t, He always jokes about me having an “Arab accent”. I definitely do not. One day, on my cousin’s bridal shower, I received a text message from him saying that he was bored and wanted to see me for the day. By the time I saw this message he was already on his way to see me. He had already left Virginia before telling me that he was coming to New York. I told my mother that I had to be home because George was coming up. We both arrived at my house at the same exact time. He was wearing nice pants and a button down shirt, just how I like it. We decided to go to the movies that night. As soon as I got in the car he handed me a scrap book. It had every movie ticket stub, every broadway show, and every activity we’ve done together over the past four years. I started to cry and get emotional to the point that I couldn’t turn the next page. He had such alluring words written. At this time I still didn’t really know what was going on until he turned the next page for me. On that next page was a photograph of him holding a sign asking “Will you marry me?” and at that moment a beautiful Princess cut diamond ring tied to a string fell into my lap. At that point I couldn’t breath, then he asked the one question every girl dreams of being asked, “Will you marry me?”. My answer was “Yes!”.