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When Pam Orlando Zanni moved in 2015 to Louisville, she had no intention of staying in Kentucky.

“I had moved all over the country for work when I came to Louisville,” she said. “I didn’t anticipate staying here forever, but meeting (Mark Zanni) kind of changed everything.”

They met in January 2017, just as she was prepping for a new home build.

“I was getting ready to build another house (on my own) before I met him,” she said. “My parents had just moved from Chicago to Kentucky and my dad said, ‘You don’t want to build that house — this guy is sticking around.”

Her dad was right — the couple got engaged that April and were married by July.

Brand-new build

“We each had a home to sell (to) combine our lives together,” Orlando Zanni said. “He had a