Real Bride: Meghan H.
From the Bride:
How they Met:
Matthew and I met on Match.com, and I think we both knew from the beginning this was something different. I had canceled my membership and had one month left, and decided to answer Matthew’s message. Best decision I have ever made. We went to Café Trio for dinner and we continue to go back on anniversaries.
About ten months after we met, Matthew took me to Vermont and proposed at the bottom of a waterfall hike. It was an amazing trip, we got to stay in our little engaged bubble for four days and just ate all of the good food and went zip lining. We even went to Ben and Jerry’s factory to try all of the ice cream.
Ice cream is one of our favorite desserts and we live 2 blocks from Betty Rae’s in Waldo, which can be dangerous. So, for our wedding we asked Betty Rae’s to bring their truck and it was an awesome part of the night! Matthew and I really wanted our wedding to be relaxed and fun. We wanted all of our favorite people in one place to just enjoy each other. And that is exactly what happened. Two of our good friends were our DJs and created a great atmosphere for people to just be together and celebrate with Matthew and I. At the end of the day, we just wanted to be married to each other and it was an amazing day.
One thing Matthew felt strongly about, was not seeing me until I walked down the aisle. I was a little worried about timing and how the day would go if I couldn’t see him before to do pictures and just in general not seeing him all day might make me anxious. However, that was the best part of the day, seeing him for the first time. He pushed to have that for a reason and it made the day all the more amazing. My favorite memory of the day is seeing him as the doors opened and making a crazy smiling face at him.
I felt amazing in my dress and loved how it reflected my personality. That shows in all of our photos from the day. When you feel confident in what you’re wearing it reflects in your attitude as well. Matthew couldn’t stop talking about how beautiful I was in the dress and it made the day all the better. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day and the days since have been just as great, if not better.
Matthew and Meghan
Ceremony: Salem Lutheran Church
Venue: The Mission Theatre
Belt: Untamed Petals
Hair Ribbon: Sara Gabriel
Hair & Make-up: Bellez Design Studios–Lauren Reyes
Photography: Taylar Loren Photography–Taylar Reed
Floral: Final Touch Studio–Rosemary Clyde
Catering: Sugar and Spice Catering
Dessert: Betty Rae’s Ice Cream Truck