ANNA LOUISE + MATTHEW
HOW THEY MET
From Anna Louise…
We met at a mutual friends’ wedding all the way out in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He was one of the groomsmen and I was one of the photographers for this very inspirational, country wedding.
I noticed him as soon as it was time to shoot the groomsmen party and felt so nervous yet intrigued. As soon as we locked eyes I remember thinking “Who is this man?! What is his deal?” Luckily, it is my job to lurk around with a camera snapping away at this wedding, so I remember thinking “Well, if nothing at least I get to have photos of this handsome man!”
Throughout the wedding ceremony and most of the reception, I barely came across him in the photos (Matt isn’t a fan of being in the spotlight) so I was worried I was not going to connect with him during the reception. At the reception, they celebrate a tradition of having a family-made, open cookie bar.
My table had just sat down to retrieve our cookies and his table was next. When I looked over and saw him reappear on the scene, I felt urged to go up to talk to him and simply asked “How are you enjoying the wedding?” as he stuffed his face with a cookie. Later I found out that he was completely nervous and a bit embarrassed that his first words to me were with a cookie half-chewed in his mouth. I was so nervous that I didn’t even notice; I was just happy we got to finally talk to each other! When we realized we both lived in NYC, we exchanged numbers and the rest is history!
FAVORITE KIND OF DATE NIGHT
Our perfect date night would be seeing an art opening or our favorite live music and a delicious veggie dinner at a dim-lit, more intimate setting afterwards.
DESCRIBE YOUR RELATIONSHIP
Loving and fun with lots of laughter and passion!
Foodie, Artist, Music Lovers, Adventurous, Strange