Matt & Dave met the old fashion way - online! Dave had made reservations at a few locations for Philadelphia's restaurant week and decided to invite Matt to join him for one of the evenings. Prior to dinner, they met up for drinks at the bar across the street (Matt claims he would have made an escape before dinner, if Dave was crazy). Needless to say, drinks lead to dinner after all, and more drinks to end the night. Matt & Dave have been together ever since and will celebrate 5 years together this fall.
Their proposal took place on Valentines Day 2015 and was quite simple. Dave proposed to Matt at home, a total surprise to Matt, and gifted him with a watch that he had been eying for years. From there, they went to dinner in the city and later met up with friends to celebrate the proposal!
The wedding will take place this summer with all of their close family and friends. The planning process has been easier than expected, not something they were expecting! All of the 'major' items have been taken care of and now they are focusing on all the small details to make the day special. The most difficult part has been deciding on a honeymoon location. Matt & Dave hope to be relaxing on a beach in the Caribbean or Mediterranean.
If Matt & Dave could pass on one piece of advice, it would be to enjoy the process of planning the wedding and have an extended engagement. Having over a year and a half has made the process enjoyable and less stressful!