We first met Abby and Matt via skype all the way from their house in Florida. I love it when we get to “meet” our couples that way if we live far apart. Right away, we knew they were a good fit for us and each other. As you can see in their faces, they are crazy in love and so so happy to be married. It felt amazing to hug them both in person after a year of emails, skypes, and facebook messaging.
They were married at Camp Manitou, where they met and worked together. It had an atmosphere of family and friends and it was clear that this was a really special place for the two of them. We felt so welcomed by everyone and even stayed in one of the rooms there after the wedding. It was what you imagine when you think of a summer camp; super cute cabins, wooden walls in the mess hall, a lake and waterfront, flagpole, game fields, etc. Abby was a total D.I.Y. bride and with the help of her family and friends, she did pretty much EVERYTHING that goes into a wedding. He hand was in every aspect of the day. To let you know how cool she is, they asked us to make sure that the first married kiss was taken from the vantage point of behind them, so that it included them AND their guests. You gotta love a bride with cool photo ideas that are outside of the box. My favorite moment of the day was when the couple was thanking their guests for being there. Abby took the mic and thanked all the people she wanted to thank and then she started to tear up a little bit. She looked at Matt and said “Of course none of this would be happening without Matt. I love you so much.” She remembered that although this was a fun crazy wedding that took a lot of work, it was all about Matt and her being in love. Amen Abby!