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Courtney and Aaron aka Super Couple

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#1 CourtneyV

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    Posted 20 February 2007 - 03:54 PM

    Ok.. so my account just got activated about 20 minutes ago and I couldn't wait any longer to share my story and dive right into this new forum! I'm terribly sorry, I already know this is going to be a long post - no one has to read it all, it's just nice to chat... it's the perfect therapy!! So, having said that I'll launch right into my story!!

    Aaron and I met when I was 14 years old on a teenage chat site (clearly all parental controls were unlocked!!) I think we started talking because we lived in the same province (we both live in Alberta, Canada but he lived a 9.5 hour drive away from me), but was coming to my city in a few months for a paintball tournament. We talked constantly, and I think it really got on my mom's nerves because I was taking over the only household computer for hours and hours each evening.

    The time finally came that we were going to meet in person. We'd sent pictures, but I was still really nervous... and I was kind of afraid he was going to be a 52 year old pervert, so I made sure to bring friends lol. We got to the paintball tournament, and I saw him instantly and immediately regretted bringing friends because I just wanted to spend all my time with him!! That day couldn't have gone any faster, and before I knew it he was on his way back home the next day.

    A few years past, we saw eachother as often as possible and when I turned 17 and graduated from high school I moved in with him. 5 1/2 years into the relationship he proposed!! My story is a little like Rebecca's in that we had the "commitment fight" a few nights beforehand. I was just upset because it'd been so long and we'd been "hint shopping" numerous times with no avail. He came up with some lame excuse like we couldn't afford it or something (which was moderately true - I had just gotten a new job etc).

    On June 30th, 2006 we both worked (shift work - arg) and we got home super late, but he was in a really sweet, romantic mood. We were talking about the good old days and he brought out a box of memorabilia he'd kept throughout our relationship (pictures, e-mails, ticket stubs etc). I don't remember his exact words because once I figured out what was going on I started bawling, but he said something to the effect of "we've shared so many great memories, and I want to share so many more". Of course I said yes!!

    Yay - I'm so happy!! So anyways, we thought we'd decided on St. Thomas USVI... but lately I've been thinking of Mexico. Has anyone had a wedding in St. Thomas? I'd love to hear feedback. I've seen so many great things about Mexico. Please feel free to weigh in, I'm going crazy over here!! Also, Aaron and I are completely laid back about the planning, and love creative, fun ideas - so I'd love to hear those too!!

    Anyways, thanks for listening to my long story.
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    #2 TammyWright


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    Posted 20 February 2007 - 04:15 PM

    oh my gosh...what a sweet story...i cant believe you have known each other for so long now...welcome to the forum!

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    #3 Christine

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    Posted 20 February 2007 - 04:44 PM

    how great that he took you by surprise, now we need to see the ring!!
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      Posted 20 February 2007 - 04:47 PM

      Welcome! Cute story, best of luck with the planning!
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      #5 anaderoux

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        Posted 20 February 2007 - 05:06 PM

        That's a sweet story!!!

        #6 CourtneyV

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          Posted 20 February 2007 - 05:24 PM

          Lol thanks guys!! I could probably sit here all day and read everyone's engagement stories. It's hard not to smile when reading them! The only downside is this thing called 'work'. *sigh* I wish I could plan my own wedding full time and get paid for it!!!
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          #7 Nrvsbride

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            Posted 20 February 2007 - 07:45 PM

            That is such a cute story! And I didn't get to properly welcome you on the other thread so WELCOME! Let us know how we can help you with your wedding planning.

            #8 Ninis_MoH

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              Posted 14 May 2007 - 03:39 PM

              This is the first time I've read Courtney's engagement story and I have a couple of things to add.

              First of all, I'm Courtney's mom and also her Matron of Honour.

              Secondly, her dad and I actually didn't realize Courtney met Aaron online before the paintball tournament. I'd be second-guessing my parenting skills right now, except that she really is a dear person. We must have been doing something right, even if we were a little slack on the Internet parental controls.

              Lastly, Courtney may not have known about Aaron's intent to propose until shortly after their committment argument, but we did. Many weeks before he proposed to Courtney, Aaron came to us and told us he was planning to propose. It was a very old-fashioned and touching moment - he asked for permission to marry Courtney.

              Of course, we couldn't have been happier. They make a great couple.

              #9 A10CalGal

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                Posted 14 May 2007 - 03:42 PM

                Awww!! Welcome Courtney's mom! And, how wonderful that Aaron spoke with you & your husband before the proposal - good guy!

                #10 LadyP

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                  Posted 14 May 2007 - 03:43 PM

                  Wonderful story I know that there are some ST thomas brides here I am actuallly looking for St thomas when I actually get engaged. I am using http://www.stthomasweddingpackages.com Angela is wonderful and I love what all comes in her packages. I can answer most questions about St thomas because I have nothting but time to research and plan so if I can help you the yea for me.

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