an engagement photo of the couple walking, holding hands, and looking at each other

Happy wedding week to Matthew and Olivia! As part of our countdown to their wedding reception this weekend, we are sharing their story.

The first spark:

How did you meet?

Olivia and Matthew met during their freshman year of high school, though they didn’t begin dating until junior year.

The adventure begins:

How did the proposal happen?

Matthew proposed to Olivia on New Year’s Eve. The couple were planning to have a nice dinner, but Matthew changed their plans. He proposed on the top of the overlook in town, and they ended the night at a surprise party with their closest family and friends.

Plans are made:

Why did you choose the Huntsville Museum of Art for your wedding event?

Matthew and Olivia chose the Museum because of its wonderful location in Downtown Huntsville. The couple have gone on many dates in the area.

A moment to last a lifetime:

What are you most looking forward to about your wedding?

Though Olivia and Matthew have been in a relationship for seven years, almost six of those years were long distance, so they are excited to finally be together. They are also looking forward to celebrating with both sides of their families and friends.

a collage of four engagement photos of the couple in the Huntsville Botanical Gardens

Meet the dream team:

Band – Creativity Band
Bride’s Dress – Carriage House Weddings
Cake – Patrick Martin
Event Planner – Ashley Ashwander
Florist – Kathy and Kristen (Decatur, AL)
Hair & Makeup – Society Salon
Photography – Erica Dortch Photography
Rentals – All Needz, Mullins Special Occasions, and Shindigs & Such
Quartet – Jacob Frank

The Huntsville Museum of Art has multiple spaces available to help make your big day a special one. We want you to have a perfect day that you will remember forever. Contact our Director of Special Events to start planning your happily ever after!