Wedding Planner: Elegant Affairs // Photographer: Josh Fernandez + Michael Weldon Portraits // Videographer: Best Made Videos // Ceremony Location: St. Rita of Cascia Catholic Church // Reception Venue: Historic 1625 // DJ: Otto-Matic Mobile Music // Catering: Snuffins // Florist: Brown’s Flowers // Rentals: American Party Place + The Meaningful Details // Dessert: Legendary Doughnuts + Metropolitan Market // Signage: Chalk Artistry
I knew it was meant to be when I met Matt and Kimle over a cup of coffee and they shared their love for Jesus, family, and country music. From day one, Matt promised Kimle that he wanted to make their day absolutely special for his bride, as one of the best day of their lives. Kimle had her own profound promise to Matt, to convert to Catholicism bringing them even closer, showing her love and commitment to him even before they tied the knot in May 2018.
Fun fact, their wedding was on the same day as the 2018 Royal Wedding, but our couple had plans to have their very own, unforgettable, talked about wedding of the year! It was important for them to keep it in the heart of Tacoma, which they chose to have a very elegant Catholic ceremony held at St. Rita’s where Matt and his siblings grew up in the church, keeping his family tradition of getting married there. As the wonderful celebration of Matt and Kimle continued, they wanted guests to enjoy an overflow of love, fun and sweet treats at their Historic 1625 reception. They truly did not disappoint! They shared with guests a 3-tiered cake, themed around their Hawaiian honeymoon, “The Cookie” from Metropolitan Market and dozens of the famous Legendary Doughnuts. Once the sugar was flowing and the music turned up, Matt and Kimle stepped out on the floor with a surprise, epic first dance, showing of their amazing Studio6 Ballroom routine. From smiles to a more teary eyed dance, both of Kimle’s fathers-in-law and 3 brothers-in-law joined in for a dance to honor her father who couldn’t be present due to health reasons.
From the majestic dances, to memorable treats, Matt and Kimle provided guests an ongoing or “ongrowing” wedding memory. As guests departed they were given a seeded paper stating a tree would be planted in their name to one of the many PNW forests. This, just like Matt’s promise to Kimle, their guests were promised a gift of love that they would remember today, tomorrow and forever, lasting a lifetime.