The first time I met Dave + Matty was at an intimate destination wedding of their close friends, Erin + Ryan, last summer. That evening, near the lake, beneath the stars in Tahoe, I met many of Erin and Ryan’s guests; but none stood out to me more than Dave + Matty. There’s an intensity about the way they looked at one another, held each other while they danced, laughed together. I adored them and hoped I might hear from them about their upcoming wedding.
With the appeal of proposition 8 currently being decided on with the supreme court, I am so proud and excited to share these images with you. An example of why we are fighting for equality. To show you that love, is simply love. Love is the combination of friendship, laughter, comfort, respect, admiration; and Matty + Dave have this and more for each other. Looking beyond anything political, when you see Dave + Matty together, you can’t help but be inspired and equally overwhelmed to witness such tremendous love. It’s undeniable that these two are perfectly matched and we were fortunate to have been invited to be part of their wedding.
Dave and Matty planned their wedding for the spring in Atlanta, Georgia. While they were legally married in New York, they had their service at their Church. Though we weren’t allowed inside the sanctuary during the ceremony service, we could still feel the emotions felt during the exchange of their vows. Their reception was held at the Metro Chamber of Comerence in Atlanta, Georgia, with beautiful views over-looking the city. Following dinner, Dave, Matty (and of course Erin + Ryan were there too) celebrated with their family and friends with one of the most epic dance parties I’ve ever seen. Even after the last dance had concluded, their guests refused to go home. I think that’s a sign of a fantastic wedding.