VDT Blog – “Falling in Love in Narnia”

NarniaFans.com has posted the next official movie blog and it’s a pretty special one. It tells the story of Paul’s recent trip to the set of the Dawn Treader where he not only got to meet cast and crew, but also proposed to his sweetheart onboard the Dawn Treader. You’ve got to read this amazing story!

In the early months of production on “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” Martin met Courtney at a youth services meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They first became friends before Martin asked her out on their very first date in late 2005 — a visit to their local theater to see the first “Narnia” movie.

Now four years into their courtship, friends and family began asking the obvious question — was marriage in their future.

And, thatʼs where the third filmʼs title character played another role — as a backdrop for Martinʼs proposal of marriage to Courtney. That special moment took place just after Noon on Monday, September 21, a day after the couple had flown on three separate flights from Grand Rapids to Brisbane, Australia. Arriving a little more than 24 hours before he popped the crucial question.

The whole article is pretty amazing. Read the rest of it here.

On behalf of NarniaWeb, we’d like to offer our hearty congratulations to both Paul and Courtney! Way to go Paul!

77 Responses

  1. Tirian says:

    Wow, congratulations you guys! This is so exciting… I'm so happy for you both. What an amazing memory this will be!

  2. starkat says:


  3. Silver the Wanderer says:

    Awww that is amazing!!! Congratulations to you both!!! I'm so happy for you! 😀

  4. GlimGlum says:

    Go Paul and Courtney! 🙂

  5. DamselJillPole says:

    Awesome Paul! Your fiance has my name. lol! Congrats to the happy couple!

  6. Christina says:

    Wow! You're from my town! Congratulations, that is awesome. 🙂

  7. Anna's Sister says:

    How sweet! Hope you have a wonderful marriage!

  8. FrecklefaceJill says:

    I'm sorry, I don't know who the people are, but congrats to them both!


  9. Jill Pole says:

    Thats sweet! i would love to be married on a movie set!

  10. malkah says:

    What an amazing story! Congratulations to you both!! 🙂

  11. Paul Martin says:

    Thanks, everyone! Just so you all know, this is another entry of the official movie blog. 🙂

    But yeah… very exciting! It's been really hard to keep that a secret all this time.

  12. Milady of Narnia says:

    That is so sweet, Congratulations!

  13. Liberty Hoffman says:

    congradulations! that's awesome!

  14. Skilletdude says:

    Interesting story.

    "…he is the webmaster of http://www.narniafans.com, a Christian-laced fansite."

    Sounds like a deadly site to me. 😛

  15. KingSkandartheJust says:

    Awe! cool! how sweet!

  16. Paul Martin says:

    Ba ha ha! By the way, Skilletdude… big fan of Skillet! 🙂

  17. Wow!! Congratulations to both of you!!! This is really sweet and amazing!!

  18. ernesto says:

    que quede bien el poster eh y muchas felicidades eh

  19. ~Lava~ says:

    Congrats Paul

  20. coracle says:

    What a lovely chapter in your life story, Paul! Congratulations – or as we say here, conga-rats!

  21. NarniaLuver4Ever says:

    Awww that is so cute!

  22. Paul Martin says:

    Thanks, Coracle. This is the story that I told you I couldn't tell you about. 🙂

  23. pselpevensie says:

    awwwww!!!!!!!! that's so romantic!!!!

  24. CEP Paul T says:

    Congratulations Paul & Courtney! Great story to share for years to come. What an awesome way to propose. May God richly bless your family for the years ahead.

    Hard to imagine how you kept this a secret for soooo long. ;))

  25. Waleed Sajjad Khan says:

    WOW!!!!! Narnia is actually bringing people together!!!!!:D

  26. ChristProclamer says:

    Wow, that is a great story! Congratulations, Paul and Courtney, may you spend many happy years together! What a fantastic way to be proposed to!
    I also enjoyed the other Narnian love stories mentioned by Mr. Malik; BTW, K.C. Hodenfield and wife Roxie didn't just work on LWW and PC together; their son Cameron got to play a part in PC, too.

  27. Bother Eustace says:

    Congratulations Paul and Courtney! That is such an amazing story! It's wonderful that you can have such a magical thing as Narnia a part of your life together. God bless you two richly!

  28. that is so sweet and romantic! congrats! 😀

  29. heyy says:

    who are these people????????

  30. heyy says:

    who are these people???????????

  31. QueenLanitheHyper says:

    congrats you two! thats so sweet! 😀

  32. iLiveInNarnia says:

    That's pretty sweet! And O my word, proposed to on the dawn treader???? That is amazing!
    Congrats you two!

  33. 220chrisTian says:

    Paul Martin is the webmaster of NarniaFans.com…

  34. Anonymous Narnian says:

    That's wonderful! Congratulations on the start of your new life together, and for getting it started the Narnian way. 🙂

  35. HighQueenofNarnia says:

    That is so cool!!! Congratulations Paul and Courtney! I pray that God will bless you in your life together. That was ingenious, proposing on the Dawn Treader itself! By the way, I like the idea of a 12/10/10 wedding date…

  36. HighQueenofNarnia says:

    Wow, 220chrisTian, that's so sweet. I like it! (I hope you don't mind that I read it.)

  37. HighQueenofNarnia says:

    Hahahaha! Beware! :)x72

  38. HighQueenofNarnia says:

    I still don't know where the edit button is so sorry for double-posting!!! I wonder if this will help publicity at all… just speculation!! That would be cool though.

  39. narnian resident says:

    oh i would love to be proposed at some sort of narnia related place that would be my dream romantic proposal moment. lol 🙂

  40. always narnian says:

    AHH! That's sweet… 🙂 Congratulations!!! 🙂 That's so neat

  41. Mirima Rosetrader says:

    Oh that is soooo romantic! That would be my dream proposal. Congratulations to both of you!

  42. NarniaHannah♥(used to be celtic13 and LucyReepicheep4♥) says:

    Who did Cameron play?

  43. NarniaHannah♥(used to be celtic13 and LucyReepicheep4♥) says:

    Awww that is so sweet! conga-rats, Paul and Courtney!
    I would LOVE to be proposed to on a Narnia set/place…but I think I need a guy first. 🙂 Well, God knows when/if He wants me to be married.
    I wonder if Caspian proposed to Ramadu's Daughter on the Dawn Treader??? 🙂

  44. DamselJillPole says:

    haha that would be so splendid to see! 😀

  45. Jill Pole says:

    Lovley! That would be so special to be preposed to in "Narnia". =)

  46. Jill Pole says:

    I'm relying in God's will too! =)

  47. Jill Pole says:

    The awesome scremos? Hahah! What a small world! =)

  48. narniamaniac says:

    A narnian proposal! wow! so awesome! cool! congratulations! conga-rats! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂


  49. Tarkheen Princess says:

    Soooooooo SWEET! Who are they again? Well, anyways, what a great way to propose. Has to be so romantic to propose on the Narnian ship Dawn Treader. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 😀

  50. joe says:

    this has nothing to do with the dawn treader.

  51. 220chrisTian says:

    There is no edit button. Once you hit "submit," that's it. 🙂

  52. ChristProclamer says:

    In the PC coronation scene, he's the little boy in green who leads the parade.

  53. aslan's child says:

    wow.i wish my boyfriend proposed to me in a narnian way.that i will NEVER fogrget!!!lol

  54. Eden says:

    That is soooo sweet!!! *sighs dreamily* Congrats to them!

  55. Jessica says:

    That's so SWEET!!!!!!!

  56. Lillian says:

    Awww! that's so sweet!! Congratulations!!

  57. SavedByGrace says:

    Ditto, girls.

    Congrats, Paul and Courtney! May GOD richly bless your marriage.

  58. true-narnian_queen says:

    How sweet!! Congrates!!!

  59. storygirl308 says:

    That's SO COOL! Congratulations! 😀