9 Couples Tell Us How They Met Their Future Spouses

By Rachel Torgerson for TheKnot.com

There are so many amazing couples behind every photo in our real weddings gallery, and sometimes when we come across the stories of how they met, we just have to share them. This time, we’ve rounded up some of the cutest “How We Met” stories, from freshman dorm move-in day to really nosy aunts and adorably awkward failed pick-up lines. We dare you to read through these sweet stories and not smile from ear-to-ear by the end!

Faith & Jeff, OH

9 Couples Tell Us How They Met Their Future Spouses

Sarah & Ross, MA

9 Couples Tell Us How They Met Their Future Spouses

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Julianne & Andrew, MA

9 Couples Tell Us How They Met Their Future Spouses

Jeff & Eric, CA

9 Couples Tell Us How They Met Their Future Spouses

Lisa & Logan, IL

9 Couples Tell Us How They Met Their Future Spouses

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Kimberly & Todd, MA

9 Couples Tell Us How They Met Their Future Spouses

Allison & Doug, IL

9 Couples Tell Us How They Met Their Future Spouses

Brittany & Derek, OH

9 Couples Tell Us How They Met Their Future Spouses

Stephanie & Gayan, MO

9 Couples Tell Us How They Met Their Future Spouses

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We recently asked our readers to tell us what makes them most thankful for their husbands and wives. This is what they had to say:

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