Ashley & Matthew

Premier Bride Magazine Blog (01/13/2018)

Ashley and Matthew were about to go out to celebrate Ashley’s birthday when she asked him how she looked.  He said she was beautiful but was missing one thing.  That is when Matthew dropped to his knee and proposed to Ashley in the first home they bought together.

A love for food, music, and games brought the couple together. Exquisite food was a must for the bride & groom so it was a no-brainer to have their wedding at 2941 Restaurant! The big day was October 28, 2017 on a picturesque fall day with a theme that could best be described as Great Gatsby meets Nintendo! 

Unique and personal touches were present throughout the ceremony and reception, many of which highlighted their love of games and music. During cocktail hour, guests were able to play around with video game props.  Video game characters were also incorporated into the homemade escort cards and table signs that Ashley created. In lieu of a guestbook, friends and family were invited to sign pieces to a giant Jenga game!

One of Ashley’s favorite parts about their wedding was the music.  Ashley used to play the Halo franchise with her father so it was sentimental when they both walked down the aisle to the theme of Halo 2.   The couple’s cake cutting song was the Underworld Theme from Mario Brothers which gave an amazing sense of nostalgia to most guests!  Ashley and Matthew surprised their guests when they danced the Waltz for their first dance. They loved seeing everyone’s reactions and Ashley felt {and looked!} like a princess floating on a cloud!

Ceremony & Reception: 2941 Restaurant 

Cake: Charm City Cakes

Planner: Exceptional Events by Elisa 

Photography: Photography by Marirosa 

Dress: White Swan Bridal

Flowers: Karin’s Florist 

Entertainment: A2Z Music Factory

Hair & Makeup: Best Face Forward 

Videographer: Movoly Productions