"If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, it's yours forever. If it doesn't, then it was never meant to be."
I can't think of a more perfect quote to sum up Matt and Kara's relationship. They met while they both lived temporarily in Chicago working for the local Amate house. While they enjoyed a friendship at that time, once Kara moved to Washington, DC, and Matt returned to New York it could have been the end of their story. But these two were meant to be from the beginning, and after Kara reached out to Matt so he would be her date at a wedding in Long Island, the rest is history. Eventually, she moved up to Manhattan and officially began dating the man she knew she would marry one day.
That day came in the beautiful city of Reading, Pennsylvania, under a cloudless June sky. Matt and Kara spoke their vows during a traditional Catholic nuptial mass before heading to Reading Country Club to celebrate the new family they had just started. The bridesmaids chose lavender dresses in their respective styles while Kara carried a bouquet of purple flowers, greenery, and white. Her all-over lace dress with a chapel train and braided updo were inspired by Pippa Middleton - only I happen to think she made an even more gorgeous bride :) Overall, the beauty of the wedding was simply a reflection of some of the purest, most true love I have ever seen.
Matt and Kara, thank you for letting me witness the beginning of your journey as husband and wife. It is so apparent that you love each other deeply and with such joy. Never forget how to make each other smile, and always remember your story as evidence that you were always meant to be together.
Click here to see their New York City engagement session.
Wedding Dress: Allure from The Bridal Suite | Veil: Occansey Designs | Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie | Menswear: Ralph Lauren | Hair/Makeup: Belltower Salon & Spa | Florist: Heck Bros. | Ceremony Venue: St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church | Reception Venue: Reading Country Club | Coordination: Designing Memories | Catering: ViVA Catering | DJ: PartyMasterz Productions | Bakery: Ady Cakes | Videographer: JHS Video Pro | Second Photographer: Samantha Jean Photography
After wedding mass we headed to the grounds of Reading Public Museum for so many fun portraits!
These two couldn't keep their eyes off each other...
The venue had a balcony for the perfect perspective for the dances!
Congratulations, Matt and Kara!