Andrea + Matt

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For our final real wedding of 2015, we are honored to share this sweet, Southern love story. With a wedding in our favorite Southern town, Charleston, full of heartfelt details celebrating what marriage truly means we hope you enjoy bride Andrea's story and all the beautiful moments!

How we met: The first person I ever met at college (at GWU orientation) happened to be a family friend of Matt's, and she invited me to a party that he was hosting with some of his friends (he was in his second year at GW). I didn't end up going to the party, so we didn't meet then, but did a couple months later at one of my sorority's parties. When we were introduced, we both secretly already knew of each other through his family friend and me being a no show at his party during orientation (which we found out about years later). We ended up becoming friends and stayed friends until my Senior year (Fall 2009) when we decided to start dating. 

How we got engaged: Fast forward to last August, on a Friday, I asked to leave a few hours early from work because my family was coming into town and I needed to get things ready for their arrival. I got home and Matt had already done everything I needed to do and asked if I wanted to go to the roof and have a glass of wine while we waited for them. It sounded like the best idea, so we went up and Matt surprised me with a proposal. I was seriously shocked that we was able to pull it off without me noticing something was up. He also managed to get all of our friends in on the secret weeks beforehand and set up a surprise engagement party to celebrate afterwards. The day was such a whirlwind but from what I remember, it was great and so much fun.

Photography by Marni Rothschild :: Design and Coordination by Ooh! Events :: Hair and Makeup by Paperdolls :: Reception Venue, Lowndes Grove, Charleston SC :: Flowers, Out of The Garden :: Catering + Bar, Fish :: Invitations and Day of paper products by Studio R Charleston :: Gown from Christos :: Dishware by Polished Tabletop :: Bridesmaids gowns by JCrew