As freshmen at Miami University, Kelsey and Matt heard the stories about kissing your sweetheart under the Upham Hall arch. As the tale goes, couples who kiss under the arch will get married. Kelsey and Matt didn't know each other as incoming freshmen, but a couple years later they would meet in a marketing class inside the very building that houses the arch. And a couple more years later? They'd be married as Miami Mergers.
I admittedly get overly excited about Miami Mergers because I am half of one myself, but I think Kelsey and Matt would 100 percent agree that Miami is a special place (check out their engagement photos around campus). And these two are special themselves. I could gush all day about how fun-loving and genuine Kelsey and Matt are, but they gush about each other much better.
"I love that I get to see a very goofy, fun side of Matt that nobody else gets to see," Kelsey said. "Everyone knows that he is charming and funny, but I get to see how truly hilarious he is!"
And then Matt chimed in:
"She picks up ALL of my slack and is always ridiculously cute."
As if this wedding couldn't get any better, Elizabeth Anne Designs is featuring Kelsey and Matt's big day on their blog today! I've admired Elizabeth Anne Designs for SO long, and I'm so, so excited that these two are featured as a "Real Wedding." Make sure to head over there and leave them some love!
The perfect amount of snow fell for Kelsey and Matt's winter wedding, and Kelsey had cute boots on hand to help her navigate outdoor portraits (yes, we did ALL pictures outside! It was fantastic!)
Kelsey's dress from Something White was so unique and beautiful! I highly suggest giving Karin and Rebecca a buzz if you're in the market for a gown.
Kelsey's grandmother's fur helped keep her warm all day.
I love the brothers discussing where the ring will go ...
Recognize these cuties??
These two share such an awesome relationship. I have so much respect for them.
Beautiful Ashley! (Have I mentioned that I love this family??)
Then it was off to the Hillbrook, which is one of my favorite places to shoot!
These two traipsed through the snow for portraits. I cannot stress enough how amazing they are.
How beautiful are these details? Shi Shi Events and Blooms did a fantastic job putting them together!
And then--and THEN!--it started snowing, and Kelsey asked if we could go outside and take pictures. Ohhh my goodness.
Kelsey and Matt, you are FABULOUS! I'm so thankful we got to work together and laugh together and get to know each other. Go have a fantastic adventure, OK?
Check out Kelsey and Matt's AMAZING video by Anthony Codispoti (If you're looking for a videographer, you should contact this guy!):
Ceremony: Church of the Resurrection
Reception: The Club at Hillbrook
Wedding Planning and Design: Shi Shi Events
Videographer: Blue Tie Cinema, Anthony Codispoti
Bakery: Cake Couture
DJ: TKO Entertainment
Hair Stylist: Bridal Hair by Kristin Collins
Makeup Artist: Jessica Miller
Bride's Dress: Something White
, Heidi Elnora
Bridesmaids' Dresses: Adrianna Papell
Tuxes: Men's Wearhouse, Pronto Uomo
Transportation: A-1 Mr. Limo
Honeymoon: Aruba & Curacao!