A New Haven Museum Wedding
There is nothing better than a couple who understands that a wedding is truly a joint effort! M & R made sure to keep their big day equal parts of each personality. We love that they opted for seven, yes, seven(!) cakes!
About their nuptials...
With friends and family coming in from across the country, Matthew and Ryan wanted a day that was comfortable, but chic. In fact, many of the quirky details were largely due to their desire to fit both of their personalities into as many aspects of their wedding as possible. With Ryan just finishing law school and Matthew a pastoral internship, the duo wanted to blend both law and faith throughout – hence their religious ceremony in a local museum!
Evading all the difficulty of cake tastings with Matthew living in California during the planning process, they opted to order seven separate cakes from their favorite local bakery Claire’s. They selected the flavors and the frosting, theming each one after a state they lived in during their relationships. The cake topper of two unicorns with top hats and rainbow horns was an Etsy treasure that neither Matthew nor Ryan could do without!
The wedding day readings and music also played an important part with Matthew's father playing the processional on his saxophone, commemorating how Matthew's mother did the same for his sister's wedding. A good friend to the couple sang "Being Alive" from the musical Company, while all of our guests sang "Good Morning Starshine," which Ryan texted to Matt every morning when they were long distance between Connecticut and California.
For future couples getting married, Matthew and Ryan offer the following advice: "Communicate, communicate, communicate. Work to make the wedding something meaningful for both of you. We have both been to weddings where it was clear that one person's personality and vision "won-out" over another's. We wanted our wedding embody both of us."