Amy and Matt were married on November 26th, with a ceremony at the Holy Name Church in Springfield, MA, and a reception at the Hadley Farms Meeting House in Hadley, MA.
These two met when they were working at the hospital. Amy had just started, though Matt had been working there for many years, and she first noticed him walking down the hallway one day. On the day of Christmas Eve, they were both working, and Amy requested an introductory meeting. She still swears that she had meetings with all the management, but Matt maintains it was just a good excuse to chat with him!
They built a friendship over the months, especially because Matt had to walk by her office anytime he came over to the hospital. Their “end of the day” talks just fueled the mutual crush until one day, Matt asked if she was interested in getting a drink. Amy just responded with an awkward comment about the restaurant—not realizing that he was asking her out! She didn’t realize what had happened until that night when she was talking with her best friend, Lindsey. The next morning, she rushed to apologize to Matt and tell him she would love to get a drink—and they spent seven hours that night talking for so long that they both forgot to actually have dinner!
Then, in 2015, the two of them were packing up for a trip to California for almost two weeks. Amy was feeling stressed about it, so Matt suggested they take a break to Stanley Park for a walk and a picnic with their dog, Frannie. That spot was especially important to them because they had gone there the previous year for Matt’s birthday and had the best picnic date of their lives. They ended up putting their blanket down in that same spot again—and that was where Matt proposed!
On the day of the wedding, both Amy and Matt were a little nervous about doing a first look. They are both traditional and wanted the traditional Catholic Mass, but when they saw each other for the first time, it was clear they grounded each other—both of them said later that it was a moment they would never forget.
Amy looked absolutely stunning in her dress from Pearl. She had been nervous about dress shopping, but the people there made her experience so much easier, and she looked confident and gorgeous in the dress she chose. By the time she walked down the aisle to Matt and they said their vows, it was clear that the only thing that mattered to them was the promises they were making to each other.
Then it was off to the reception—which was filled with little details and nods to family and friends. Matt made the little wooden centerpiece boxes so that people could “feel them” at the wedding, and both of their mothers poured so much love and work into the whole day!
The two of them shared a first dance to a song performed by Shawn Santanello. The room was silent except for Shawn, and you could see the world stop for just that moment as they were so swept up in their love for each other.
Matt & Amy, thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your day! You two have such life and love for each other, and I know you’ll be happy together!
Event Coordinator: Events by Jackie M
Second Shooter: Ian Pouliot
DJ: Shawn Santanello of Viren Entertainment
Hair: The Mane Event (Hamden MA)
Makeup: Ochoa Salon & Spa
Cake: Cerrato's Pastry Shop
Dress: Pearl Bridal Boutique
Jewelry: Springfield Jewelry & Diamond Exchange
Flowers: I do flowers
Photo Booth: Viren Entertainment
Transportation: Michael's Limousine & Transportation Service
Menswear: Shack's Clothes