“She knew she loved him when ‘home’ went from being a place, to being a person.” – E. Leventhal
Matt and Megan have an incredible story and when Megan told us for the first time…we had chills. Matt and Megan originally met when their families were stationed together in Washington, DC in 1997. They both come from military families. Matthew played baseball, soccer, and participated in boy scouts with Megan’s brother. Their fathers worked together and their families developed a friendship… little did they know, it would last a life time.
Fast forward 16 years later, in the small town of Columbus, Mississippi. It’s November of 2013. Matthew had just become an Instructor Pilot in the Air Force and Megan was in graduate school at The University of Alabama. Megan and her roommate were in town to meet some friends when Matthew and Megan ran into each other at a small dive bar. They didn’t recognize each other. So, after some corny jokes and dancing to karaoke, phone numbers were exchanged. After a few days of talking to each other, Megan’s mother put 2 and 2 together. They realized that, Matthew, was in fact little Matthew Carey that was the hyper little kid Megan’s older brother played soccer and baseball with. When Matt’s family found out that he was dating Megan, Matt’s dad pulled out some old home videos. He found the future Mr. and Mrs. Carey with bowl-cuts at a pinewood derby race. So cute!!!
Matt and Megan’s wedding day was truly spectacular. Even though it was January, the weather warmed up and the sun showed off! The moment Megan put on her dress that morning, we knew she was going to be a showstopper. Matt’s reaction to seeing her walk down the aisle was priceless. He was certainly overwhelmed with emotion. Since they chose not to see each other until the ceremony, Matt’s anticipation had built up all day. After the ceremony, they couldn’t stop smiling and kissing each other! Their genuine adoration of each other is very evident! The love each other honestly and openly. It’s really special to see in person!
To Matt and Megan, we hope you have many years of happiness! Congratulations to you both and we are so excited to see where your new journey takes you!
Stem and Styles – Suzanne Martenson // Cake Designer: Publix in Vestavia – Chrisie Howard // Bridal Gown Shop: Bustle // Designer: Nicole Miller // Air Force Dress Blues // Hayley Paige from Bridesmaid Inc. // Jos A Bank // Band: For a Good Time, Call – DeAnna Denning // Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas // HoneymoonJamaica- Secrets Wild Orchard // Personalized M&M’s // Makeup & Hair: Madeline Hulsey // Videography: Black Hill Films– Kaity Black