Jen’s version- “I saw Matt standing outside Enfield Twin Rinks… It was love at first sight. I texted my best friend Liz and said “I found my future husband…I need to marry this man.” So after a little bit of facebook stalking, a perfectly orchestrated facebook status, and a Whale game, the wheels were in motion. Matt’s version- at a hockey game… I walked over and sat next to her. Matt proposed the day that we bought this amazing house!!! A total shock to Jen… he asked to take a picture with the SOLD sign in front of the house… standing on the steps in front of the red door, he pulled out a ring and said “Before we take the picture I have something to ask you…” Jen immediately started screaming “THAT’S NOT REAL!!! IS THAT REAL?!?!” and after a bit of a dramatic flare… said yes!!!
And that’s how it all started. Then the second they walked in the house, they searched for photographers and found me!!! Okay, that might not be exactly how they did it, or anywhere close, but let me run with this. 😉
Really though, right from the start, Jenn and Matt were an awesome couple. Every e-mail that was received came with fun, enthusiasm and excitement. I won’t lie, I was a little concerned that excitement would slip away with the engagement session because Matt really didn’t like having his picture taken but that enthusiasm didn’t slow down at all. As a matter of fact, I just said “Matt really DIDN’T like having his picture taken” because now, now he knows that it’s an awesome thing to do. No, I’m serious, right to the point where he was stoked just to have me at their wedding. So stoked that he e-mailed me saying “I hope you have so much fun you forget to take pictures. And I mean it. And I hope I’m the first person to ever tell you that”…..
And their day, it sure was a blast, yes… IT SNOWED… (crazy!) Their day though, the moments. Their friends. All so great!!! And one of the moments I can recall the most happens to be the same moment that Jenn says was a fav… I looked up at Matt as the time was getting closer and there he was, his face, the emotion. The tears about to break the flood gates. Then, then Jenn got closer and their smiles took over the tears and it was all laughs, jokes and a couple screams of excitement in the mix from then… As Jenn recalls. “Honestly, the amount of emotion as soon as we saw each other while I walked down the isle. I can’t even begin to describe the overpowering love between us as we locked eyes and as both of our eyes filled up with tears. It was like no one else was there… it was our moment.”
From here, they will continue to grow their love. Go to Wolf Pack Games (aren’t they the Whale now??), trips to Cape Cod and more. But I do just need to add in one more thought from Jenn because sometimes, there’s just one more thing that needs to be added in, said or felt… And I couldn’t not share it. “I have never felt so much love in one room. It was amazing to see all of this people in one place for US!!! Gregg & Liz made the wedding special for us… the ceremony that they put together was totally Matt & Jen. The best man dropping the rings and his toast later in the day made the day so very special. Having the maids of honor there and the absolutely phenomenal flower girl could not have been any better. And of course… we couldn’t have done ANY of this without our parents Tom & Liz and Sam & Marie.”
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