Engaged! An Interview with Michaela & Matthew | Snowy Winter Engagement

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You can't help but like Michaela and Matt the instant you meet them. They warmly welcomed me into their home for our initial consultation and we immediately hit it off! When they told me their their top priorities for their wedding were the look and atmosphere, a fun dance party and an impeccable wedding day timeline I knew I was the perfect fit for them! Not to mention, their color palette is one of my current obsessions (dusty pink, shades of white/ivory, and sage green!)

Take a moment to get to know these two and enjoy their snowy winter engagement photos from Rachel Howerton Photography!

Tell us a little about yourselves individually (who you are, what you like, etc.)!

Michaela is artistic and enjoys crafting and spending time outside whenever the sun comes out! Matt was in the Marine Corps for 6 years. He enjoy snowboarding and all water sports.

How did you meet?

Through mutual friends.

Tell us your proposal story!

Matt and I met through mutual friends and quickly realized how compatible we were. No matter what we would go do, rain or shine, we always found ourselves laughing and having a good time. 

What’s your favorite date activity?

Dinner and a movie.

What’s your style as a couple? (i.e. how would you describe yourself as a couple, what you both love, etc.)

I would say our style is laid back and casual. We enjoy entertaining for friends at our house and love spending time with our kids. We do enjoy dressing up for a more formal occasional as well!

What is your favorite part of the planning process?

We really enjoy seeing all of our visions slowly come together! The more we get checked off of our list, the more excited we are getting for the big day.

Do you have any advice for newly engaged couples?

Just make sure to enjoy the process. When planning a wedding it can be stressful, but don't lose sight of the reason it is happening. 

Favorite sweet treat?

Michaela loves sweets, and Matt isn't a big fan of them. But there is one dessert we can both agree on and enjoy: cheesecake!

All-time favorite meal?

Filet Mignon and King Crab!

Favorite TV show?


Messy or organized?


What are you looking forward to most about your wedding day?

We are looking the most forward to being married, but also to have our most loved family and friends all in one place celebrating our big day with us.

Describe your fiancé in 3 adjectives.

Matt - Funny, driven, outgoing. Michaela - Beautiful, selfless, loving

What is your dream honeymoon destination?

Bora Bora!

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A big thank you to Michaela and Matt for choosing us to coordinate their wedding day! We are excited to kick off the planning process with you soon and give you a stress-free and seamless wedding experience!

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