Matthew and Olivia are MARRIED!!! When I think back on their wedding day, I cannot help but instantly smile. After their sweet wedding ceremony at First Presbyterian Church, they celebrated their marriage at Pier 22 in Bradenton, FL. The day was filled with breathtaking details, and an overflow of happiness and laughter.
It was just a joy to spend the whole day with Matthew and Olivia. They are both some of the most thoughtful and kindhearted people I have ever met. Even though it was their wedding day, they went above and beyond loving on every single person there (including myself!!!).
The girls’ getting ready space was bursting with laughter and fun music. Olivia and Matthew’s family and friends are the absolute best and so fun to be around. Olivia had four different first looks with the most important men in her life – her father, her brother, her sweet puppy Frank, and the love of her life, Matthew. The tight hugs and smiles exchanged were a testament to the unbreakable bonds and love they share with Olivia.
The sweet moments did not stop after their ceremony at First Presbyterian Church. We headed over to Pier 22 for their wedding reception. Their wedding reception at Pier 22 was nothing short of stunning. The romantic lighting, elegant table settings, and soft blue and blush florals created an ethereal atmosphere that left everyone in awe. The couple’s sweetheart table was the centerpiece of the room, adorned with a breathtaking floral arrangement.
Matthew and Olivia shared their first dance as husband and wife along with the cutest parent dances. One of my favorite moments of the evening was when Olivia grabbed the microphone to share a song and dance with someone special (scroll to see!). The speeches shared by their family and best friends literally had me crying and laughing so hard!
Everyone had the greatest time at the reception. The full dance floor was a clear sign of everyone having a ton of fun. The evening ended with the couple sharing a private last dance and then exiting their reception by dancing their way through their bubble exit!
Matthew and Olivia’s wedding day was an absolute dream come true and I feel so honored to have been a part of it. I hope you enjoy scrolling through some of my favorite moments from this beautiful April day!
I love how they incorporated their dog Frank into the wedding reception!! What a cute keepsake!
After the parent dances, Olivia grabbed the microphone to tell a special story. She shared that Mathew’s dad actually told her he loved her before Matthew did! When they were out at a game, Matthew’s dad leaned over to Olivia and told her that he loves her and he’s thankful his son has her in his life. How sweet!! So Olivia surprised him and invited him up for a special dance. The DJ began to play “I loved her first” and everyone busted out laughing with tears of happiness and joy. This was truly one of the most sweetest moments I have ever witnessed!!
Congratulations again you two!! Thank you for the honor of capturing your wedding day. Josh and I adore you both and wish you a life full of blessings!!
There is one last thing I have to share. Remember how I was telling you about the genuine kindness and love Olivia shows everyone, including myself? Well, when I walked into the getting ready space I was completely surprised when everyone shouted “Happy Birthday!”
Olivia went out of her way and bought me birthday gifts and even put up some birthday decorations. Like…. what?!? How sweet and thoughtful is that!! I was completely blown away and brought to tears by the love from everyone. Olivia, even on her wedding day, made me feel so special and loved.
Ceremony Venue | First Presbyterian Church
Reception Venue | Pier 22
Planner | Cindy Byno
Dress Shop | La Blanca Bridal
Dress Designer | Stella York
Bridesmaids Dress | Kennedy Blue
Hair Artist | Mariana Medakovic & Kathleen Cyngier
Florist | Mary Nell Chadsey
DJ | Celebrations 24 – Dave
Cake | Cakes by Ron
Catering | Pier 22 Events & Catering
Invatation Suite | Shine Wedding Invitations
Photographer | Deanna Grace Photography