Abby & Matt

Abby and Matt met the night of their high school graduation in 2008. They went an entire year at the same school without ever crossing paths until graduation. The two didn’t begin dating until a month later when their paths crossed again through a mutual friend. During the summer before college, they realized there was something more! 

Matt’s original plan was to propose to Abby through a sign he made that asked, “Marry Me?” The words were spelled out with pictures of the two of them from their six years of dating. He and a close friend set it up on the beach and out of nowhere, it poured and ruined the poster. 

I had no idea this going on, as I was at the beach house with our friend’s wife getting ready. Matt came back and was in a foul mood, but I played it up to him being hungry. We went to dinner when the guys got back and after eating we decided to go for a walk on the beach. Out of nowhere, Matt got down on one knee (the old fashioned way) and asked me to marry him!

Abby and Matt chose to have their ceremony and reception at The Gardens at Gray Gables. It was the perfect backdrop for their rustic theme wedding. After playing around with tons of paint samples, they found the combination of colors they loved, including pale pink, mint, burgundy, gray and ivory. 

Although it rained all day long on their wedding day, Abby and Matt look back now and admit that the rain was the most unique element of their day. Their tent was flipped from ceremony to reception mode in no time and it was absolutely beautiful. 

It rained all day long on our wedding day and this made the day all the more quaint with everyone! When we look back at our pictures we couldn’t have pictured it any other way. We are thankful for our rainy wedding day!
Our wedding day was truly a day we will always cherish. It blended our families and friends together in a way we could never have imagined.

CEREMONY/RECEPTION The Gardens at Gray Gables

PHOTOGRAPHY Megan Travis Photography

GOWN/BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES David's Bridal

GROOM/GROOMSMEN’S FORMALWEAR Men's Wearhouse

INVITATIONS Zazzle

CAKE Maxie B's

CATERING Visions Catering

FLOWERS/WEDDING PLANNER Relish Design Company

OFFICIANT Bruce Hartgrove (bride's uncle)

HAIR SERVICES Kallos Salon

MAKEUP SERVICES Carla White

MUSIC/LIGHTING A & A Disc Jockey Service

PHOTO BOOTH Abby (bride) and her dad, Megan Travis Photography took the photos

SEWING/ALTERATIONS Elizabeth's Alterations

GOWN PRESERVATION Memories Gown Preservatio