That's probably how it happened. And the bold? Me too!I took the whole scenario as... they met when she was around 14 but it was probably on Ricky's end just "hey our families know each other and see each other while on vacation all of the time" and for Emily it was the heaven's opening and fireworks. Emily watched her crush get engaged to someone else and was probably as heartbroken as a teenager could be. For whatever reason Ricky wanted to postpone/cancel the wedding. Emily, 18 and HOT is looking pretty good and legal (cough) to Ricky ... the are "in love" ... the parents are probably supportive because they were also probably friends and a couple months later they are "engaged" and vacationing together. Fast forward a couple months later and the plane crash happens and Emily finds out she is preggo.
That's the interpretation I have in my head and I am sticking to it because everything else makes my head hurt and in 2 weeks I won't even care.