Matt and Mariah connected through the dating app Hinge. If you have heard of Hinge, it matches people through friends of friends. Both of them were convinced by their social circles to join. Also, they had both only met their mutual contact once, at separate holiday parties. If he hadn’t added them on Facebook, they very well could have never met! We like to think they would have found a way though… The two messaged one another for about 2 weeks before they had their first date. Matt was the only person Mariah agreed to go on a date with; Mariah was the only girl Matt asked out a second time.
Their fall vineyard wedding was stunning! They brought in a rich wine color story and paired it with white and gold accents; the result is beautiful. Using the burgundy, dusty rose, gold and ivory as their colors knowing they would compliment the natural colors in nature for their Maryland outdoor ceremony. The overall feel is an elegantly classic wedding on a perfect crisp fall day!
Their overall wedding day vision was to have an outdoor wedding to take advantage of the fall foliage, with a formal, elegant feel. Springfield Manor provided a perfect backdrop with all the amenities the couple was seeking. Being able to have a ceremony outside with a beautiful pergola and then move inside to their ballroom was exactly what they had in mind. The style was timeless; it was important that they could look back at their wedding photos in 50 years and not cringe at the fashion trends that had come and gone. We think they nailed it! Thank you to Susie and Becky Photography for sharing this Maryland vineyard wedding with us today!
Tell us your proposal story. We had always talked about being together for the long haul, but never specifically discussed a proposal. The closest we ever got to it was my asking if Matt “wanted all the rest of that stuff”. Matt told me he had to be on at least two more of my family’s Christmas cards before I got a ring.
Matt proposed on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at the Taft Monument on the Mall. The cherry blossoms were in peak bloom, and Matt told me he wanted to take me for a picnic. He had made a photo book of all our adventures over the past two plus years, and wrote a sweet and thoughtful note at the end. I was already blown away at getting an unexpected gift; I was tearing up. As I finished looking through the book, Matt stood up and told me he wanted to start another chapter in our story. It was then that I actually clued in and realized he was proposing.
Matt had thought of every last detail. He had a friend take me to get my nails done the day before. He also encouraged me to get “all the way ready” that morning. A photographer friend was also hiding in the bushes snapping pictures. He also arranged for me to have the night off (unbeknownst to me) and made dinner reservations for the two of us. We spent the day laying under the cherry blossoms, sharing our news with family and friends.
The following Washington DC Wedding professionals contributed to this fall vineyard wedding:
Photography: Susie and Becky | Venue: Springfield Manor Winery and Distillery | Catering: Carriage House Catering | Floral: Ory Florals | DJ: Shewical | Videography: To Tony Productions | Wedding Cake: Fancy Cakes by Leslie | Transportation: On the Town Limousines | Beauty: Glam Bridal Beauty | Wedding Dress: Hitched Salon | Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid Dresses: CHARLOTTE BELLA BRIDESMAIDS | Submitted via: Matchology