Skye and Matt’s first date was at a whiskey bar in New York City. She’s originally from NYC and he grew up in Denver, Colorado.
Matt’s plan to propose at the same whiskey bar where they had their first date was thwarted. It had closed. Instead he proposed at a different bar…which happened to be completely empty the night he popped the question. He got down on one knee, and after Skye accepted, he was so excited to hug her that he bumped the table and spilled their drinks on her lap.
The couple decided upon a Saco, Maine wedding. Skye’s family had been visiting the area since before she was born. Her grandmother’s childhood friend lived in Saco, and every summer that side of the family would spend part of their summers there. When the couple was offered the vacation house for their wedding, they immediately agreed.
Skye and Matt kept their wedding party small and they chose meaningful songs to play during their ceremony. “Such Great Heights”, “Crazy Love”, and “Is This Love” were all played. They also orchestrated a champagne toast during their first kiss!
“We wanted to keep things fun, like a more dressed up backyard party,” Skye says. They had their first look on the beach at the vacation house, their ceremony was in the yard, and cocktails and games were played on the beach after the ceremony. Skye’s father surprised the couple by rending a play to fly over the party with a sign that read “Congratulations Skye & Matt.”
After a dinner of pulled pork, brisket, and lobster rolls, guests hit the dance floor. “I wish we could relive the whole thing again,” Skye says. “It was beyond perfect.”
In Her Words
We asked the bride more about the big day. Here’s what Skye said…
I wish…we could relive our day over and over! I know it's cliche, but it was so perfect and so very "us" that I just want to be able to keep reliving that special day with everyone we love.
One of my favorite moments was…when we danced down the aisle to “Is This Love” by Bob Marley as husband and wife. My second favorite moment was being surprised by our flower girl (my niece) with a pine cone she found in the middle of our vows.
I didn't realize…how hard it would be to say hi to all of our loved ones.
I'm so glad that…we had a welcome gathering the night before our wedding. It was overwhelming to see the crowd that gathered to celebrate with us and incredibly helpful to feel that the night before our wedding instead of on our wedding day.
My advice to other couples would be
..to make your wedding yours. We picked our own ceremony music, a family member officiated, our dog was there, and each table number was a number that meant something to us (i.e. our first address together; the date we met), just to add something unique and personal. Those touches ended up making such a big difference to us and our guests.