Laura and Matt's wedding was full of sun, emotion and photobombing. Haha, it's true! I was cracking up culling through these photos because Matt's head would pop up every so often in an otherwise normal photo. The day was the perfect mix of fun and raw moments.
It's kind of fitting that these two got married when they did ... almost exactly two years after they met during March Madness 2011.
"The second time we hung out, UK was playing OSU in the tourney," Laura remembered. "Me being a UK fan and Matt being an OSU fan made it a lot of fun. UK won, obviously!" (Hey! You know I love you, Laura, but I'm with Matt on this one. ;) )
They even incorporated their favorite teams into their vows, which says a lot about 1) their loyalty, 2) their athleticism and 3) their willingness to put their differences aside for each other. These two are going to be juuuust fine! :)
On a personal note ... when I met Laura five years ago while we were both coaching gymnastics, I never would have imagined that I would be photographing her wedding. I've always admired her dedication as a coach and friend to her gymnasts, and her knowledge about the sport. I always knew that I could go to Laura with a question and get a solid answer. I chose to coach gymnastics to stay in the sport, and a big part of the sport, for me, are the friends I've made. Laura is definitely one of those friends, and I am so happy to see her so happy.
Thank you, Laura and Matt, for having me along on your big day! You guys are so great!
They had an absolutely beautiful, albeit chilly, day!
What would brides do without Pinterest these days??
I think we can all agree that this flower girl is the cutest, yes?
Oh hey, Matt! Laura met her soon-to-be husband for a first look at the Covington Riverwalk. They wanted to make sure they had plenty of time with their guests at the reception and so they opted to see each other before the ceremony.
Here's one of those raw moments. So sweet ...
Hahahaha ... See what I mean about the photobombs??
Laura, you're pretty!
Then it was on to the ceremony, where some super cute and miniature FBI agents showed up!
Oh my gosh! Little kids dancing together is hilarious. That little guy looks so freaked out!
Matt's family lost someone really special to them the morning of the wedding. This was a tribute ...
And then a sparkler exit!
I'll end with my favorite!
To see more from Laura and Matt's fun wedding, click here to view a SLIDESHOW or watch it here:
Ceremony/Reception: Receptions Florist: The Secret Garden Hair: Diane Tempest Ceremony Musician: Lenny Hickey DJ: Mike Rill Bride's Dress: David's Bridal Bridesmaids' Dresses: David's Bridal Bride's Jewelry: Paolo Tuxes: Vera Wang Paper Goods: Laura's super talented MOH, Linsey Honeymoon: Cozumel, Mexico!