Send your Valentine’s Day messages of love through The Falkirk Herald

Stephanie and Grant Borg Grech
Stephanie and Grant Borg Grech
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As part of our special feature to celebrate the most romantic day of the year, we’re asking you to send in a message to show the love of your life just how much you care.

Your message could be as simple as saying ‘I love you’, or perhaps you want to pop the question in a memorable way.

Send your messages to editorial@falkirkherald.co.uk or hand them into or post them to one of our offices in Falkirk and Grangemouth.

All your messages should be with us no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, February 9.

One couple who would certainly use The Falkirk Herald to send their messages of love are Stephanie Will and Grant Borg-Grech.

Both 23, they met at Braes High School as youngsters and now live happily together on the other side of the world.

And they are definitely on top of the world after tying the knot in Scotland last month.

Stephanie said: “It was perfect. It couldn’t have been a better day.

“We always said that we wouldn’t get married, because we were happy the way we were.

“But the timing was perfect and the way we did it was the way it was meant to be.”

Having been friends from the age of 11, Grant and Steph have been used to spending their time together.

But, when Grant was 18 and decided to go travelling in Australia for three months, it was difficult to be apart.

Stephanie said: “He wanted me to go with him, but I was in the middle of a two-year dental nurse apprenticeship.

“We Skyped each other every day.

“When Grant came home, he said that we had to go and live in Australia.”

They moved down under when they were just 19, and now both have very different careers in Sydney.

Stephanie works for a TV channel and Grant is a customer services manager.

Stephanie added: “It’s just a different way of life here, and that’s what you come for.

“We live just two minutes from the beach and in a house that we probably couldn’t get at home.

“We love living here.”

Despite being so attached to Australia, the couple decided to get married at home in Scotland.

They tied the knot on January 17 at Gean House in Alloa where they were joined by 100 friends and family.

Stephanie said: “We wanted a Scottish wedding, and a humanist ceremony so it could be personal.

“We had a vintage theme, 50s and 60s music, and VW camper vans as the wedding cars.

“It was a wonderful day.

“It also brought together so many of our family and friends that we haven’t seen for so long.”

Now back in Australia, the couple are looking forward to Valentine’s Day.

Stephanie said: “It doesn’t matter how long you are together, there’s always romance.

“Grant is my best friend, always has been and probably always will be.

“Even though we are young, people say to us that we are like old souls who were meant to be.

“There’s always romance, and we always feel the same way about each other, whether we’re together one week or nine years.”