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A Valentine's Day marriage can serve as a romantic new year

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What better way to start the rest of your life with the love of your life than on Valentine's Day? Thousands choose Feb. 14 to tie the knot but should they?

Love is definitely in the air on this romantic day. Swarms of sweethearts said "I do" this Valentine's Day. "Tell me what you love about your beautiful bride?" I asked one husband to be.

"Everything," he smiled an answered. Awwww! They were just one of 100 couples at the Harris County Courthouse becoming husband and wife on this special day.

We caught up with the youngest newlyweds, high school sweethearts who got engaged last year in the hall of Chavez High School. They were high school seniors then. "He proposed a year ago," says Stephany Melson referring to her new husband Allen Melson.

I love hearing proposal stories. Hopefully so do you. "I proposed Christmas Eve. I just wanted to surprise her. She wasn't expecting it at all and she just started crying tears of joy," says Bruce Sanderson as he held hands with his fiance Mariana Cavin.

"Well we were fixing up our new house and I took her ring and her jewelry and put it in a bag and we were drilling putting up pictures and I drilled it to the wall and she was asking me what are you hanging on the wall. I was very surprised," explained newlyweds Dennis and Lafreda Skinner.

So how do you know when it's time for the 'I do?'

"Once you find the one you want to be with you just know it's right," smiles Sanderson. "He's the special one that I was waiting for," explains Cavin.

Judge Jeff Shadwick presided over the marriage for our young couple and offered these wise words. "Tell the other person what's really on your heart. Never hold back. Your partner is entitled to what you're really thinking. You'll find when you share like that you'll grow closer to each other and you'll never go to bed mad.

By the way, according to the Farmer's Almanac "Married in January's chilling time, widowed you'll be before your prime" but "Married in February's sleety weather, life you'll tread in tune together." Sounds like Valentine's Day is a magnificent day to become Mister and Misses.

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