We celebrate love every single day at Brides by sharing real couples' weddings and love stories with you. If you read through the real wedding features on Brides.com, you'll see that each couple has a unique tale of their own. In the hundreds of articles we feature each year, there are meet-cute moments that rival the greatest of rom coms, there are long-time friendships turned romances, and there are online success stories from every dating app on the market. Seriously, reading the ins and outs of each couple's relationship is one of our very favorite parts of the job. (We know, hard gig, right?!) Somewhere between the chance encounters, hilarious mishaps, romantic moments, and surprise proposals, we find ourselves gushing, laughing, and rooting for these real-life romantic duos. And we're reminded that it's our job to share wedding #inspo and pretty pictures with you because, well, we love love.
So, in honor of Valentine's Day, we thought we'd share a few of our favorite love stories with you. (Though, let's be honest: They're all our favorite!) With that said, we present ten real couples who opened up about their relationships and shared their weddings with Brides. And, woah, their meet-cutes, dates, and proposals are nearly as romantic as the weddings themselves. One pair of musicians fell in love while speaking two different languages. One adventurous duo got engaged on the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. One beautiful bride said "I do" to her very first crush. And one couple plans to renew their vows each year on the anniversary of their first meeting (and wedding date, duh).
Keep reading to see more romantic snippets below, and most importantly: Happy Valentine's Day to you and everyone you love!