Matt got Marie’d! | Marie & Matt
On Saturday, October 18th, we celebrated the journey of love with Matt and Marie, a couple who has been together for an impressive eight years. Matt, being an active duty Marine pilot, was forced to spend countless amounts of time away from his love. All the way across the country in fact. The two finally now are able to join together, on the same coast, for one of the first times in their eight years of dating. It was worth the wait since now they’re husband and wife!
Marie definitely knew how to make Matt and the other groomsmen happy. Waiting in the “man’s cave” was a tower of beers displayed on an end table. The men had to practice the “sword” ending to this military ceremony. Unfortunately, I had to miss the ceremony and was only able to photograph the rehearsal.
The couple started their day with a traditional Marine Corps sword ceremony. Six of the couple’s friends showcased their duty by welcoming Marie into their marine family. They continued to celebrate the joining of THREE families as they danced the night away under a bistro lit Sperry tent. DJ Bob Mednikov kept the crowd alive and happy. It was hard to get people OFF of the dance floor! Besides the bistro lighting under the tent they also hung some over the cocktail area on the East lawn. At night this provided such a lovely lit area to hang out under while enjoying a nice glass of wine or a cigar.
One thing certainly grabbed everyone’s attention towards the end of the night; the cutting of the cake! Of course, no cake knife or server was needed. A sword would do!
Congratulations to Matt and Marie! We wish you a safe travel out to California as you start your new life together!
Special thanks to our vendors for making this day so great: Day of Coordinator, Keswick Vineyards. Catering, Southern Inn Catering. Desserts, Southern Inn & Albemarle Baking Company. Ceremony Music, Linden Trio. DJ, Bob Mednikov with AAA Disc Jockeys. Photographer, Don Mears Photography. Videographer, Michael Eller with Monachetti Weddings. Hair and Makeup, Studio FBJ. Florist, Southern Blooms. Transportation, A Goff Limousine & Bus Company. Tent lighting, Skyline Tent Company.