I want to introduce one of LE’s great couples. Robin and Matt are so cute and super fun! They make my job so easy. I asked them a few questions about their love story and their upcoming wedding. I am so excited to share their answers with you.
- Share your story with me.
ROBIN: We met online actually! Plenty of Fish. We talked for about a month and then met up in person. The first day we met we sat down in Port Dalhousie and talked for like 5 hours. Our first date was at the drive in. I believe we saw Scream 4 and another scary movie. He hates scary movies, but at the time I didn’t know this. He saw them just for me. Of course he was a gentleman and everything was on him. After that we went to Municipal beach and chatted. This is now one of our favorite places to go! I went camping with him and all his friends about three months after that, and that’s how I found out about how much he really liked me. He didn’t change his socks for a whole five days! That meant he was totally comfortable with me. It meant he liked me enough to not care about his smelly feet around me. LOL. They have smelled ever since! Now for the proposal. So, on June 2nd, he told me on Friday we were going out for supper and not to forget about it. Friday came, and he was an extra half hour late coming home from work. I called him to see where he was because I was ready to go, and I hadn’t heard from him. He said there was an accident on the highway (which lately there apparently had been a lot of those) and that he was just hopping into the shower and would be over to pick me up soon. So I waited. FINALLY after waiting forever, he rolls into the driveway.
MATT: My plan was to take her to The Lemon Tree for dinner, the place where we had our last anniversary and back to municipal beach were we ended our first date. She ruined it and complained and whined about not wanting to go there for dinner so I took her to Jack Astors instead. We did make it to the beach. The sand was cold and wet when I was kneeling for about 5 minutes convincing her that I was actually proposing to her.
R: I WAS SHOCKED!!!!!!! I didn’t think he was ready for the next chapter. Now all those car accidents on the highway made sense! He would lie about them so he could sneak away to make payments on the ring and I wouldn’t notice he was just MIA for a half hour or so, and the night of his proposal he had to go pick up the ring so there was yet another accident on the highway. Then I also realized why he was upset about The Lemon Tree. His idea was to go to the place we went to on our first date and the place we went to on our last date. I felt bad after he told me that lol. I ruined it!
- Describe your partner in 3 words.
R: My partner in 3 words. Hmmm. Funny, Warm (also meaning temperature wise too! I’m always cold and he keeps me warm), and handy.
M: Robin is many things. 3 words that come to mind quickly are pain in butt. She is kind, funny, and shy.
- What makes you smile everyday about your partner?
R: The fact that he now changes his socks every day! And the fact that he’s all mine.
M: She’s cute, sometimes childish, but always wanting to see and talk to me, even when we she is disagreeing with me.
- Describe your wedding theme/design.
R: We are going for a rustic feel. Lots of natural things and an outdoorsy feel.
M: The wedding theme, feel, design I have no idea. We call it rustic, but from seeing pictures of weddings like that I have no idea.
- Where did you get the inspiration from for your wedding (blogs, pictures, personal taste, etc.)
R: I watch Four Weddings a lot and have for a while. Seeing rustic weddings on there and in magazine pictures inspired me a lot. It’s also my own personal taste too.
M: We have found many pictures online to find our inspiration to the look for what we would like to have, but we have only really taken ideas, we have tried to make everything our own. We are very creative and handy and taken what we have seen and added our own personal touch.
- What has excited you most about getting married and planning the wedding?
R: Knowing the outcome of everything I am putting into it. Knowing that I get to spend the rest of my life with Matt in the end makes everything wedding related very exciting. I can’t wait to be a Mrs.
M: I’m excited to see how it will turn out and of course to see my beautiful bride to walk down the aisle. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy the planning process as much as I am. I have seen friends and other people been so stressed out about planning a wedding they forget to enjoy the moments.
- What has been the biggest challenge in planning to date?
R: Not freaking out and worrying over every little thing. I worry about everything! Also, I know we aren’t rich so prices have made it challenging on a personal level. I’ve had to tell myself its okay to spend that amount on this service or this item. When I was looking at dresses I thought I was going to have a heart attack when I saw the price tags on some of them.
M: The biggest challenge so far has been setting a budget and working within that budget and actually making the decisions.
- What excites you most about your wedding day?
R: The day itself makes me so excited! Also, seeing what he will be wearing. Since Matt’s refusing to let me be part of that.
M: I am excited about fishing with my friends and brothers before the big event. I can’t pick an exact thing. I’m just looking forward to the whole day.
- What is in your future?
R: I hope a house and one day a family is in the future. I also hope a long happy marriage is in the future.
M: Immediate future will be continuing to plan the wedding, get food choices picked, cake and all that fun stuff. Eventually, we are looking for a place to live hoping to move a little bit before the wedding. I don’t want to be married and living at home.
- Do you have any advice for those just starting to plan their wedding?
R: Don’t sweat the small stuff. It only makes it worse when dealing with the big stuff. Focus on one step at a time, and it will all fall in to place.
M: My advice to anyone starting the planning process is to hire a wedding planner. A good wedding planner will help make the experience enjoyable. As wonderful as getting married is, the lead up to the big day is full of a ton of decisions, and can be very stressful. The main thing is to enjoy the WHOLE experience. Don’t stress over the little things.
Robin and Matt’s engagement photos were taken by Morning Light Photography.
Have questions about planning your wedding? Contact me. I’d love to chat about how I can help.