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Samantha + Matthew’s Dreamy University Club Wedding


Not only did Samantha and Matthew have the classiest wedding (she wore her grandmother’s dress from 64′). But they also have a great love story that brought them to this big day! With all the details going into this wedding, the couple really thought of every detail to bring it all together. So glad we got to celebrate this couple on the biggest day of their lives! Check out the amazing photos and video we were able to capture and be a part of their wedding at the University Club.

The Love Story

Samantha’s first thought when she met her now-husband was “I’m going to marry that man”. She had been told in the past that you “just know” when they’re the right person and based on a few things when they first met, she doesn’t know if that would still be the case! They worked together for about three years, remaining friends the whole time before she left for a new job. He was patient and persistent though, over the course of six months he asked her out three times even after saying no each time!  So, after much thought about what she wanted and arguably the man with the most patience, she said yes to being his girlfriend in April of 2017! They spent the first few years traveling through states and learning so much about each other, living life with their dogs!
The day they said “I love you” for the first time they went on a walk at a local park. Someone had written in chalk (totally unplanned) “I will love you every step of the way” on the stairs and he had her sit and take a picture. That’s when they really knew they were meant to be! She had the pleasure of wearing her grandmother’s wedding dress from 1964. As you can imagine, the dress from that time is slightly fragile, so after an armpit tear, she changed into her dress and danced the night away!

The Most Amazing Vendors

Samantha and Matthew were very blessed to have some of the most amazing vendors to help make this day special!

Wedding Venue: The University Club QC
Photography/Videography: Complete Weddings + Events, Jacob & Ryan
Cupcakes: QC Sweet Boutique
Decor: Rolling Hill Event Rentals
Florals: Hannah Arnold Designs
Tux: Men’s Warehouse
Ball Gown dress: her grandmother’s wedding dress from 1964, also David’s Bridal
Hair: Shelbi Schmidt- Revival Mane
Rings: Doland Jewelers

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Author: Cassidy Bringle

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