It was a crisp fall day this past Saturday for Laura and Matt’s wedding, but it was nothing compared to the temperatures we braved for their engagement session this past winter. This time, instead of snow, we had beautiful, bright autumn foliage as our backdrop and it could not have been more glorious.
The joy surrounding Matt and Laura was palpable on their wedding day. It was exactly a year since Matt had proposed on their vacation to Disney and that proposal was less than a year after meeting each other. “I walked away knowing I would never have a first date again,” Laura recalled. “I called my mom and told her to get the invitations ready. I just knew. I had known about halfway through the date. I remember thinking to myself, ‘This is the man God created for me.’ I told him not even two months after being with him that I was going to marry him and he was over the moon. I still remember his grin.”
Once they knew they were going to get married, Matt’s first thought was to propose in Disney World. They were already excited to be going there for Laura’s work conference so it only made sense to him to propose too. “After I got the ring from our jeweler (which was a close call getting it done in time), I knew everything would work out. I planned to propose in front of Cinderella’s castle and have the Disney person taking our pictures.”
Laura knew it was coming–in fact, I had talked with them right before they left and I had told them to text me a picture afterwards!–but she said she was still surprised and overjoyed. “I cried with happiness because it was such a beautiful moment. I was bouncing and smiling and I just wanted to hug him. People were clapping for us and just writing this, makes me cry those happy tears again.”
Now, a year after that fairytale moment, they had their own true fairytale wedding day filled with so much love and support from their family and friends. It was a joy to be part of their day and I am so honored to be able to consider them both clients and friends now!