How We Met (As told by Skip)...
Well, how we met is pretty typical. We were set up by a mutual friend and had a blind double date. It was a lovely night once I realized that Matt existed. Let's just say that I may have spent the first 45 minutes catching up with my friend and kind of ignoring him...so, I go to the bathroom and Rachel asks Matt how it is going. He indicates he likes me but gets the sense I am not that in to him. I come back from the bathroom and then Matt excusing himself. Rachel basically jumps on me once he was up from the table and was like, "What are you doing? You have barely talked to him." Needless to say, when Matt got back to the table it was like I had laser beam eyes on him and we spent the rest of the night hitting it off. Like the gentleman that he is, he walked me home afterward.
Now our second date, that is a story....that might require an interview.
The Wedding Day...
When your dog barks at just the right moment during your wedding ceremony, then you know perfection is all you can really call your wedding day… and that’s exactly what happened with Matt and Skip’s special day along the water at their private lake house in Ephraim, Wisconsin. As if to naturally set the tone, it started with getting ready together while their classical guitar player and cousin started to practice the processional song. Through some happy tears, these two grooms just sat on the porch together and listened, excited for what this day meant to them. Inspired by blending nautical and rustic details together – such as red and blue check and a delicious pig roast – these two grooms envisioned a beautiful day in Door County with their closest loved ones. Matt’s most sound advice? "Go non-traditional. Find a space from the past or your time together as a couple and really make it your own."
With a homemade pickle bar, seafaring bunting banners, family-painted signage, hand-stamped napkins, there was not one detail that wasn’t personal and memorable for Matt and Skip.