Courtney and Yianni

How We Met

Yianni and I met 9 years ago at his cousins party. We met through mutual friends. I was 16 when I met him and I knew he was going to become my best friend.  And I was more than right, he became my soulmate.

How He Asked

On Valentine’s Day I received a card with plane tickets for a 2 week vacation to Greece! After patiently waiting until July, we finally embarked on an incredible vacation. It all started in Mykonos. A few of his cousins were in Greece and he planned for all to meet in Mykonos for a family dinner.  We showed up to this beautiful restaurant on the water right below the famous Mykonos windmills. Everyone wanted to take pictures by the sunset. Each couple took turns as I patiently waited for our turn. As his cousins took our picture I began to walk back to the table as he grabbed my hand and pulled me back. I looked back and saw he was holding the box! That feeling running through my body was one I never felt before, yet wish I can feel over and over again. He then said a beautiful speech and got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife.

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I literally said yes jumping up and down.

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As we turned back to see our family there were hundreds of tourists clapping and yelling at the top by the windmills. I will treasure that moment forever and always!

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