Real Brides Share: "How I Knew He Was The One"

Was there an instantaneous connection when you met, or did you grow to love each other after years of friendship? We asked our Facebook followers to tell us about how they knew they'd found their perfect match. Read their sweet stories!

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Love at First Sight
 

“I knew he was special the moment I saw him. We instantly clicked like we were very old friends. After four months, we were engaged! I always thought people in my situation were nuts — I mean, how could you meet someone and know you want to spend the rest of your life with them in such a short amount of time? Well, I just knew! I know I'm the lucky one. He surprises me everyday with his kindness, acts of selflessness, and his huge heart.” —Emily B.

“On our first date, we were talking and laughing for so long that we didn't realize the restaurant had closed and we were the only table still there.” —Sarah F.

There was an immediate connection when we first met, one that everyone could sense right away (even the boyfriend I had at the time). We just clicked. The nice thing was that we got to grow as friends for a long while before becoming a couple. Now, I couldn't ask for a better man in my life!” —Ashley W. 

He Puts My Needs First
 

When we first moved in together, money was tight for a while, so our meals were very few and far between. But he always made sure I ate first, and he ate what was left. That’s true love!” —Holly K.

He told me to take my feet off his dashboard. I looked at him like, 'What the heck?' He then said, "I would hate for anything to happen you," and started telling me a story of how this girl had her feet up and got in a car accident, and her legs got crushed. He looked at me and said, 'I love you and I don't want you to get hurt, since a lot of people don't know how to drive.' My heart melted, and I instantly knew at that moment he was 'The One'" —Ruby C.

Together in Good Times and in Bad
 

I realized I couldn't live with out him when he got sick on Christmas Eve two years back, after numerous hours in hospital and a temperature of 107 degrees. I knew I didn't want to live my life without him — and now I don't have to.“ —Lesley-Anne F.

“Four months after meeting my current husband, my mom was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and had weeks to live. The very first night at the hospital with my mom, he showed up to support me. When visiting hours were over, the nurses told us that we had to leave her room. I told him that as long as she is here breathing, I am not leaving. He said, 'Well, then neither am I.' He walked me down to the waiting room, pushed some chairs together, and made me a 'bed.' He then took off his coat and sweater and made me a pillow. Then, he told me to lay down and try to get some rest. When I woke up, it was the next morning. He slept next to me, sitting straight up in a chair that looked so uncomfortable. As I looked at him, still there with me, I knew from that second that he was my husband! It was a rush that I can't even explain. I was and still am truly blessed that he was there in the most difficult time in my life!” —Marissa V.

"If I had to pinpoint a specific moment, I would say that it was the day before he proposed! We were on our way to Los Cabos for a nice Valentine's Day weekend, and instead of our plane taking off on time, we ended up sitting on the tarmac for 11 hours. Instead of getting mad or becoming annoyed or irritated with one another, we found things that kept us laughing and smiling. We spent the time playing cards, meeting others on the plane, and calming people down who were upset. That was the moment I realized he was 'The One'. It was the fact that I could be truly happy with this man while being in what others were experiencing as a stressful and frustrating situation. I figured if I could get through this with him, then I could get through anything. Forty hours later, we were in Cabo, where he got down on one knee, serenaded me with a song and then proposed on the beach. Little did I realize that the ring was in his pocket the whole time we were on the plane!" —Lori B.

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