Kait and Matt

Block Island, Rhode Island

 

 

Photography | Seas Mtns Co | @seasmtnsco

Venue | Spring House Hotel | @springhousehotel

Venue | The 1661 Inn | @the1661inn

From the Photographer

We got to know some alpacas and kangaroos during the session…

Let’s start at the beginning. How did you two first meet?

My (Kaitlyn) cousin married his best friend. They thought hmm these two would be perfect together! We were both apprehensive about it and kind of shrugged it off. Flash forward to his best friends birthday. We were both invited to the party and were introduced. Matthew told me I smelled good, must be wearing some good deodorant. Then proceeded to microwave a hamburger WITH the bun. I flew off to Portugal the next week but when I came back we had formally hung out at a haunted trail, where Matt left me alone in the dark haunted house walking into a wall. The next day we went go cart racing, he t-boned me into a wall. I loved everything about those two days and when he asked me on a date I didn’t hesitate to say yes. When I showed up at his house that night I walked in to my favorite movie ready to hit play on the TV, my favorite buffalo chicken pizza on the table, and a Kit Kat for dessert. I had my last first kiss that night.

 

What makes your relationship special? Tell us some things that you both value in your time together. What makes your relationship unique?

The best thing is that we’re just happy to be around each other. Whether it’s riding camels in Egypt or sitting on our couch watching ‘New Girl’, we’re genuinely happy we’re together. We’re both weirdos with super awkward tendencies so we mesh well. We also love trying new things and traveling the world and can’t wait to continue doing so over the life we’ve created together.

 

How did you know your partner was the one? When did you first know this in your relationship?

The first Day I met her. She was there for a mutual friends birthday and I noticed her from across the way playing with all the children as if she was one of the children. So I moseyed on into the kitchen where she was to microwave a cheese burger which she looked at me with disgust. Shortly after she left and as she said good bye to everyone she hugged me and the scent of her deodorant wafted towards me and i said the first thing that came to my head… Oooo your deodorant smells good. And I’m pretty sure we both felt it right there… uncomfortable. So it certainly wasn’t that day but I’m glad she ended up deciding to go on a date with me later that year. I had her favorite movie on, with her favorite candy bar and favorite beer waiting for her when she came over and everything just kinda fell into place from there.

 

Give us all the details about the proposal. How and where did it happen? Was it a surprise? What was the planning process?

It’s was kinda not planned all that well. I just hoped it would just come together. The day of the proposal I could not get her father alone to ask his permission. He skipped the morning event when it was just be “the guys” and later in the day benfica was on and for those of you who are not Portuguese, soccer is a religion. Luckily 5 minutes before I knelt down I was able to get it out and he said yes… probably just to shut me up so he could finish the game. She ended up being surprised and taking the ring without answering. I’m still not sure what her answer to the question is.

 

We’re all about the bling… Tell us all about that ring!

It’s a beauty. I love it so much especially because he picked it out himself no help needed! he’s proud of himself as well!!! Elongated cushion with white gold prongs on a simple gold band. It’s the definition of classic!

 

What are you most excited about when it comes to your wedding planning?

Well, our wedding was supposed to happen 9/5/20 which is today haha but Covid had other plans!! Now we’re just excited to get hitched!!!!!????