Six years ago, Stephanie and Matt were at a wedding. They were at the same wedding but they didn't know each other. And they wouldn't know each other until a few weeks later when mutual friends realized that the pair had each noticed each other during dinner. Phone numbers were exchanged, love formed and now Stephanie and Matt, themselves, are married. Isn't it crazy how life unfolds and things come full circle?
"I immediately felt as though I could be myself around him," Stephanie said. "He can always make me smile. Even when I've had the worst day or I'm mad at him, which makes it really hard to stay that way."
When Matt decided he wanted to marry Stephanie, he wasted absolutely no time.
"I bought the ring and proposed the same day," he said. "I just couldn't wait. I was down on one knee when she walked through the door after work."
Six years ago, Stephanie and Matt were at a wedding. And six years later (to the month!), they were at their own.
Stephanie and Matt, THANK YOU for asking me to be part of your day. I have so enjoyed getting to know you guys and helping to document your story (and creating a model out of Matt ;) ). Savor this time, newlyweds! :)
Lindsay London made Stephanie look even more radiant.
The morning of their wedding, the weather was really spotty, so the ceremony was moved inside the Botanical Garden. I love all the natural light!
I had TWO assistants with me this day, and my friend Carolyn captured those awesome candids above! :)
Love that sassy one up there!
Stephanie's eyes are kind of unbelievable. They're so blue!
And then the sun came out just in time for their outdoor reception ... and sunset photos. :)
To see more from Stephanie and Matt's garden wedding, click here to view a SLIDESHOW or watch it here:
Ceremony: Cleveland Botanical Garden Reception: Westfall's Party Center Caterer: Old Carolina BBQ Florist: Fair Rarity Hair Stylist: Jessica Naylor and Kim Forgus Makeup Artist: Lindsay London DJ: Jerry Bruno Productions Ceremony Music: River Fire Strings Cake: T'Cakes Paper Goods: Sassyrae Expressions Bride's Dress: Modeca (The Perfect Bride) Bride's Shoes: Badgely Michka Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dessy Tuxes: Calvin Klein Limo: Rockstar Limo