We have been posting a lot of high school and college sweetheart real weddings lately, and honestly, we can’t get enough! It’s so wonderful to think about how many stages that couple will go through together during their lifetime! Katelyn & Matthew’s wedding was no different, and of course had us swooning from the moment we saw it with stunning images by Jon Reindl Photography! See it all below with some BTS details too!
How did you meet?
“We met the summer going into our freshman year of high school.”
When did you know you were falling in love?
“I knew I was in love soon after dating him. We were really young, but I just knew that I loved him.”
What is your favorite quality in your husband/wife?
“Matthew said, ‘How caring I am,’ and I love how funny he is. He can make anyone laugh!”
What was the hardest part of wedding planning?
“1. Trying to stay within budget!! Everything is so expensive with weddings. 2. Making decisions for everything…I’m a very indecisive person. 3. Making sure every single thing was picked out and that we weren’t forgetting anything.”
Did you have any specific design inspiration for your big day?
“I just wanted all different types of purple and hints of fall colors.”
Did you do a first look?
“We did not. I’m glad we didn’t because I felt it was more special him seeing me for the first time walking down the aisle. I understand doing a first look though so it could be more intimate and you can go ahead and get all of the pictures over with, but I just think it was more special for Matt and I not to do a first look.”
Favorite aspect of your wedding?
“Everything!! But a few that means a lot would be saying our vows, our first dance, and dancing with our family and friends.”
Was there a part of your wedding that held a personal significance to you or your spouse?
“Not only the father/daughter and mother/son dance that meant so much to us, but I also chose to surprise my mom with our favorite song that we used to dance to when I was little called, ‘Aint No Mountain High Enough’ by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. Everyone danced to it but especially all the mothers and daughters at the wedding.”
What was your first dance song, and why did you choose it?
“Our first dance was to ‘Perfect’ by Ed Sheeran. We chose this song because it seemed like it matched our relationship so well and we loved it the second we heard it. We knew it was the one!”
Tell us about your grand exit!
“All of our guests had long sparklers that we went under them to get to our limo. They were all lined up under a bunch of trees with the sparklers going off. It was beautiful!!”
Best wishes Katelyn & Matthew!
Location & Rehearsal Dinner: Grace Valley Farm
Photographer: Jon Reindl Photography
Catering: CJ’s Catering
Invitations: Invitations for Less
Bridal Shop: Brides by Glitz Nashville
Bridesmaids’ Attire: David’s Bridal
Suits/Tuxedos: Street Tuxedo
Videographer: Peerless Weddings
DJ: Burton Entertainment
Professional Musicians: The Corwin Trio
Hair & Makeup: Veritas Salon & Co