It was absolutely perfect spring day for Laura & Matt’s Royal Palms wedding. Undoubtedly the funniest couple I’ve ever worked with, they had us and all the guests laughing until they cried. I asked Laura to tell me about how they first met and when Matt proposed:
“We both started working at the same company on the same day. Everyone always said it was common to meet your future spouse at work, and we both independently had resolved that would NEVER be for us.
We launched into different roles and as is the case at a large company, our paths rarely crossed until one fateful day a few years later. It was Good Friday and we had the day off, and a mutual friend (Bridesmaid Rikki) hosted a BBQ. I originally did not want to go, but Rikki convinced me to attend just for an hour (with the caveat there would be Rikki’s famous margaritas). When I arrived, I saw Matt and we reconnected by the pool. We also took our first picture together, which included me doing my first beer bong and Matt assisting… The Notebook could never.
We both left the party to go on separate Bumble dates and didn’t see each other again until Cinco de Mayo…(more margaritas). We went dancing with a mutual group of friends and ended up talking the entire night about anything and everything. The rest is history.
We got engaged on November 11, 2020 at the Enchanted Vine Winery in beautiful Alto, New Mexico. Matt had been planning this for months and it included coordinating travel for some of our best friends amidst a pandemic, securing the winery, coordinating with a long distance event planner, and intercepting dozens of threats to the surprise plan.
It was a beautiful day and we had gone to check out the second story deck of the winery, while our friends Kristen and Josh “checked out the downstairs.” When we reached the deck, I was trying to take a boomerang on Insta of my wine and Matt began speaking noticeably more formal. The next thing I knew Matt was pulling out a ring, beginning to get down on one knee, ended up curtsying in true British fashion, and popping the question. As we came downstairs, expecting to see Kristen and Josh, I was shocked to ALSO see our best friends, Katy and Dylan, there with open arms. They had a champagne toast waiting with for us with flowers and a large amount of cookies.”
Congrats to you both and thank you for trusting me to document your big day!
Royal Palms Wedding Photography Rachel Solomon Photography | Planning In Awe Weddings & Events | Venue Royal Palms | Floral Kelly Ott Martin | Makeup Allison Pynn | Hair Antoinette Hennessy | DJ DJ Trego | Cake A Bakeshop | Video Serendipity Cinema | Rentals Prim Design Co, BBJ La Tavola | Calligraphy & Paper Kendall Yvonne | Gown Hayley Paige via Schaffer’s Bridal | Shoes Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids Bella Bridesmaids | Menswear Celebrity Tux & Tails | Cigar Bar Fumar Cigars