We had been looking forward to Allie and Matt’s wedding since we had last saw them, standing in the sand at Baker Beach in San Francisco for their engagement session. They were newly settled in their home on the west coast, after meeting back in New York a few years before. Planning a wedding from across the country is no easy task, but thankfully Allie had some incredible help from her mother and the staff at the New Haven Lawn Club (who are phenomenal).
From our first meeting Allie and Matt, we knew their day would be sweet and emotional and that their families would play an important role in it all. After all, it was Allie’s brother that first introduced them and who was especially happy when they became a couple. Matt’s large family was delighted to have Allie become an official member of the family, having seen just how happy she makes Matt. And, of course, Allie's parent's complete joy in seeing their daughter marry such a kind, intelligent man was very evident from the smiles on their faces.
Allie and Matt married on what just might have been one of the hottest days in August, but they did not let the thick humidity weigh down their day. This was a day they had planned across thousands of miles, had thought about since not too long after they became a couple, and it was exactly as wonderful as they had hoped it would be.