One unforeseen but destined evening in a little bar in Dayton, Ohio, Matt laid his eyes on Crissy.
It was something similar to a short circuit went through his entire being, a variety of emotions hit him simultaneously.
Excitement coupled by fear overwhelmed him for some time.
He had to regain composure, muster up the courage to go over to her and introduce himself. Much to his surprise the introduction was accepted.
From there on, the entire evening was spent in conversation, inconsiderate of the fact that they both were at the bar with a group of friends……….
They obviously saw something in each other………
They’ve spent that entire summer together but at the end of the summer Crissy had to go back to college. She was a bit pessimistic about the summer romance however Matt kept the romance alive. They’ve since spent much more time together than they could have ever imagined.
After college they’ve moved in together and Matt proposed a year later.
Upon asking Crissy “Why Aruba?” her response was “Just wanting a small wedding, we decided to do a destination wedding and invite whomever wanted to come with us. After debating many different locations a close friend of mine suggested Aruba, where she honeymooned. She said it was one of the most beautful islands she had ever seen, and boy was she right. We picked Aruba because of her suggestion and because it was under the hurricane belt since we were getting married in October.
We chose the Riu, again from suggestions of friends, and booked the wedding. I can’t stress to you how easy the Riu made the preparations of my wedding! Carolina, our wedding coordinator took care of everything and was so wonderful to work with. The only thing I had to do was find a photographer….and luckily I found the best one out there…just by looking on the internet.
Matt’s parents, his sister and her boyfriend, and my parents all decided to join us in Aruba. Having them there made the trip even more amazing. It meant so much to have them there with us sharing the best day of our lives.
We got to Aruba on a Wednesday and were married on the following Monday, October 13th. (13 is my lucky number). I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful wedding or to have worked with anyone else on the island! Our wedding was a dream come true.
In November we are having a reception with all of our friends. I can’t wait to show them all the pictures of our fantastic trip.
Now I get to spend the rest of my life with my best friend. The man that still makes my skin tingle when he walks into the room. We get to start a family, play tennis together, laugh, and share memories for the rest of our lives. I feel like the most lucky girl out there to have found him.
In Matt’s words, “I agree that the wedding couldn’t have gone any better, Crissy was the most beautiful bride I have ever seen. The setting and location couldn’t have been any better, and now I get to spend the rest of my life with my best friend, too.”
Crissy and Matt, I wish you long life, health and happiness together. Thanks for allowing me to be part of such an important milestone in your lives.
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Crissy making her final check in the mirror before heading out to the beach.
Anxiously awaiting for the OK from the wedding planner to make her appearance.
Being a bit playful before heading out to the beach.
Taking in some last minute advice and fun from mom.
I always learn a thing or two at every wedding. I must give it to him. This dude’s romantic.
A quick shot haning out with the ladies in the room before heading to the beach.
Matt waiting for his bride at the beach.
As the ladies hang out and make their final preparations in the room, the guys just hang out on the beach.
Crissy being escorted out to the beach by the wonderful Carolina. (Wedding planner at the Riu)
Crissy walking down the isle going to meet her man.
This was Matt’s reaction after he caught a glimpse of Crissy walking down the isle.
A detail shot of the bouquet.
Tribute to Jessica Claire…..A flare shot of the ceremony.
Is she in love or what? Just soaking up Matt’s every move as he places the ring on her finger.
Crissy making that eye contact as she places the ring on Matt’s finger, showing the commitment she’s making.
The first kiss.
The applause after the signing of all the paperwork on the beach.
A silhouette shot. This was actually a mechanical failure but I love how it came out. I think it’s a keeper. Can anyone detect the mechanical?
Nothings better than a piggy back at sunset with your one true love.
This is completely candid. They are just enjoying the rings.
Mr Suave, gauging himself for the kill. You know that a kiss will follow this, right?
He seriously can be a stunt double for…….Who do you think? Let me know.
This is simply schweet…….I’ll turn this into a 30″x40″ canvas in a hurry.
Dancing to the tunes of “This Is Your song” in their heads.
Yeah, yeah, I know. I’m bad but I just had to get some tongue action in there.
Detail shot of the cake and the rings.
Yummy, sexy shot!