Be mine, Valentine! In honor of this special day, we are sending lots of love to you in the best way that we know how …
With love stories, of course! What better way to celebrate one of life’s greatest gifts?!
We asked former and current Pink Brides how and when they knew that their significant others were the ones for them. There is no textbook on it. We’ve all gone on many dates in our lives. So, what is it that sets that special person apart from the rest? Is it something they say? Is it seen in their actions? Is it just simply a feeling? Or maybe it really is just meant to be.
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Here’s what the brides are saying:
“They say that “absence makes the heart grow fonder”, and that is so true! I really realized how much he meant to me after moving away and savored every minute when we were together … We went on a family vacation over Christmas and my dad actually invited Garrett to go! Everyone knows how hard “dad approval” can be, so after that trip, I definitely knew he was the one!” -Candace R.
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“I’ve always to referred Daniel as my “boomerang” no matter how far I’d throw him…He’d always find his way back. Daniel and I dated off and on for more than 14 years. I remember exactly where I was when I initiated our first text conversation after 2 years of no sight or no speaking. When I texted him, I had no intentions of rekindling our old flame because I was just uninterested in being a “military wife” to say the least.. But I started something that would last us forever. It was like it was all meant to be. Love will always find a way.” -Paden S.
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“I knew Gavin was the one almost immediately. He was like no one I had ever met before. He gave me a challenge & would not show me any interest. Then, one Saturday, I got a call from him asking me on a date! His response, “Don’t flatter yourself … my dad had extra tickets and told me I couldn’t take my guy friends.” Something must’ve finally caught his attention because he literally asked me out every night for the next week … After our first kiss, I found my self short of breath just like all the fairy tale love stories. This is when I knew he was the one.” -Makyla C.
“I never believed in love at first sight, but it was as if a force was drawing me near him … I didn’t believe it when people would tell me “You’ll know when you find the right one.” But I DO know. As cliché as it sounds, Asher is my missing puzzle piece. I felt like I had everything together in my life until he became the center of it. He completes me.” -Emily P.
“What I love about Justin & how I know he’s the one is how genuinely comfortable he makes me feel around him. I never have to pretend to be someone I’m not to gain his approval.” -Amanda D.
“He exudes confidence, kindness, & patience. He is intelligent, humble & hard-working. He has a giving heart. He encourages me to pursue my dreams & has my back no matter what. He makes me laugh with his quick wit. He shows me what true love is every single day! He is the answer to my prayers & my greatest blessing God has given me. He is truly my best friend & the love of my life!” -Ashley B.
“From the very first day, I saw in Drew the character and heart of a man that I had hoped that God would say was “the one” for me … I could write a book describing all of the wonderful things about Drew that I love. But ultimately, my heart just knows that he is the one. My mind didn’t have a choice because I truly feel God led my heart to just know! Drew is my person forever and always!” -Chelsea H.
I guess when you know, you just know – right, ladies?!
This Valentine’s Day, we challenge you to say yes to love & spread it everywhere you go! Whether it be your soulmate, your galentines, or your Mama, hug your person tight & let them know how much they truly mean to you!