She struggled with wedding decision making; he was challenged by the guest list. Still, Lindsay and Matt’s wedding was everything they wanted it to be.
The bride and groom, both special education teachers, married at The California Museum in front of 170 guests. The couple met through a mutual friend and got engaged during a picnic in Capitol Park. “After we ate and played a few crossword puzzles (one of our favorite things to do together), he told me that he made me something and pulled out the scrapbook. I loved it!” Lindsay says, explaining the back of the scrapbook “asked me to spend the rest of my life with him.”
There were 14 people in the wedding party, including childhood friends, the bride’s sister and brother, and the groom’s brother. The intimate ceremony featured the groom’s father, who is a pastor, as the officiant, as well as Matt’s sister, who sang. The bride’s gladiola family business was recognized with a display of gladiolas to anchor the couple’s “I Do’s.” The bride’s brother and father also made a photomontage for guests to watch. “We wrote our own vows to each other that we didn’t hear until the ceremony,” Lindsay says.
The couple incorporated their love of games, like Scrabble, into the table numbers and name cards, as well as crossword puzzle place settings; wedding colors reflected the groom’s favorite football team: the Miami Dolphins. Well, kind of. “He wanted teal and orange, so we went with a more sophisticated version of the teal and orange—a mint green and coral,” Lindsay says. “I was very happy with how all of the colors came together.” Bridesmaid Brittany Dameron designed the couple’s mint and coral invitations. “I heard a lot of great things from guests; they thought they were classic yet modern,” Lindsay says.
The couple and their guests enjoyed a three-tiered white cake with chocolate chips and a chocolate mousse filling. “It was so good, Matt and I went against tradition and have already eaten our top tier!” Lindsay says. For favors, guests received personalized pencils with the couple’s names and wedding date, as well as personalized Mad Libs to fill out as the guest book.
The bride’s advice to other brides? “Don’t be afraid to delegate what you need to get done; don’t try to do it all yourself.” Good advice, indeed!