Purple is one of my very favorite colors (shocking, I know: I actually like something besides black and white!), and seeing the rich hue on Hillary’s attendants (courtesy of Eden Maids) is a cheery reminder that warmer weather – and brighter colors! – is on the way. Hillary + Matt tied the knot in Minnesota, where the team at Photogen, Inc. was on hand to document their big day. I’m 100% on-board with brides dressing down their gowns with soft, feminine cardigans, and Hillary’s peach-colored wrap is lovely next to her beaded Weddings by Tess gown. For all you DIY’ers swooning over the burlap “Love Naturally” sign, you can find your own at Sweet Peas and Seashells!
How did the two of you meet? We shared a popular literature class together during Matt’s senior year in high school. The following fall I was nominated for our High School’s homecoming queen and needed a date. I worked with his sister and she volunteered his phone number. Instead I gave her my number, and oddly enough, he called!
Describe the proposal. That morning we did some sightseeing in and around Duluth, MN with our friends. After lunch, Matt mentioned there was an incredible lighthouse in Two Harbors, so we decided to check it out. As we were walking through the trails in Two Harbors, MN at the Split Rock Lighthouse tourist area, I saw a woman taking photos of her family out on a pier and thought “hm, that’d be an amazing photo!” I turned to Matt and asked, “Do you think she’d take our photo?” He replied, “I think so, just ask her!” She happily agreed! We carefully made our way out there and after she took a few, she said, “Okay I got a couple good ones!” Just then, Matt put a finger up and said, “Hold on just one more second.” Then he said, “Hill, I love you SO much, you’re going to be my wife” (he was SO nervous and told me before he asked!) as he reached for his left pocket he got on one knee he pulled me close and excitedly asked, “Honey, will you marry me?”
Three adjectives that describe the day are: Elegant, joyful and blessed.
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: Definitely my bouquet! Cherie did an amazing job. She was more than our florist, she is an incredible friend. She even took the vintage clip-on earrings I found and included them in the most perfect way!
Tell us about finding your wedding dress: Finding my dress was initially quite the chore, I knew I wanted something “different.” My maid of honor Traci found the dress and told me to try it on. It fit like a glove! I loved the neckline on it, as the strapless dresses just didn’t seem to fit my style. The beadwork was intricate, yet simplistic. Instantly, I knew the search was over and after finding the dress, our vision for the wedding came together easily! We made a few minor alterations to the dress, which made me love it even more!