LOVE CITY, USA - They are among the happiest milestones in our lives, so WCPO shares the joy of engagements, weddings and commitment ceremonies around the Tri-State.
Newly Engaged: Pape Alioune Ndiaye and Deatra Greene
Wedding Date: November 1, 2014
Wedding Location: The Terrace at Madison South
Reception Location: The Madison South Event Center
On November 1, 2014, Deatra Greene, daughter of Samuel Minnifield and Belle Greene of Cincinnati, Ohio will be wed to Pape Alioune Ndiaye, son of Abdoulaye Ndiaye (deceased) and MBayang Fall Ndiaye of Dakar, Senegal.
Both busy with their daily lives and careers, the couple initially had no desire for romance. They did, however, crave friendship and soon found themselves typing up impressive profiles on a local dating site.
“Pape was new to the area and I was reentering the dating scene after a 2 ½ year hiatus,” said Greene. “After our first date, we became exclusive almost immediately. Around the three-month mark, I remember thinking, I would be terribly sad if he ever went away. I knew then that it was love.”
Greene often talks with friends about her dating site experience, saying in jest that she “bought her groom-to-be on eBay." Regardless of what digital circumstances led them to each other’s arms, the two say they are forever grateful for the opportunity.
The couple said their ability to work together as partners in any situation makes their bond so strong. Greene saif from the very beginning each served as a balance to the other’s personality, creating an union and complimenting each other’s weaknesses and strengths.
Through their values to their priorities, they remain constantly in sync; always working toward a common goal. The couple says it is also a simple and sheer joy of being around one another that makes them such a strong couple; loving life and loving to make each other laugh every single day.
Greene said their relationship could best be described by simply listening to the song, “All of Me” by John Legend. She said much like the lyrics of the song, their love is, “whole, accepting and unconditional.”
It was Thanksgiving weekend of 2013 when Ndiaye decided to propose to Greene. After a weekend of hanging Christmas decorations with Ms. Greene’s son and bodies warmed by a fire and a cup of hot cocoa, the groom-to-be popped the question as his love rest her head on his chest at evening’s end.
The two call their love is "an honest act of destiny."
Even growing up worlds apart, they still somehow found their way to each other. They added that although there is so much about both of them that is different such as their faith, culture and often times even language, they have mastered the art of combining all that is different and creating a life that truly unites them as one.
The pair says they look to the groom-to-be’s parents as role models for a perfect marriage and hope that they too can one day celebrate the amazing journey of being married for 50 years as his parents did before his father’s passing.
Although the couple currently lives in the Cincinnati area, relocation is not out of the question. This pair is "all about the great adventure called life," and as long as they have one another’s hand to hold, they feel they are well prepared for whatever the future may hold.
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