Though Courtney and Van both attended Brigham Young University, attended the same graduation ceremony, and only lived a few blocks away from one another in Provo, they meet nine months later in Mesa, Arizona. It was a Monday night in December when Courtney and Van meet for the first time. While viewing the Christmas lights at the Mesa Arizona Temple, Courtney spotted Van in the crowd. After following him around, at a safe distance, for a few minutes she finally worked up the courage to approach him. She apologized for being a creeper, introduced herself, exchanged numbers, and the rest is history.
Six months after they meet, Courtney and Van were engaged, and eight months later they were sealed for time and all eternity in the Mesa Arizona Temple. Their wedding was absolutely beautiful. The day was filled with love, joy, and tears as these two expressed and shared their love for one another with there family and friends. I am so grateful for the opportunity I had to be apart of the marriage of my sister and her best friend. Courtney deserves the world, and Van is more than ready to give her the universe. Congratulations Courtney and Van, and welcome to the family!