Matt + Kylene

A Ritz-Carlton Wedding

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Her ring is engraved and it says “The Real Thing” inside of the band. This is their phrase and almost like their motto for their relationship. However, they aren’t just the “real thing” for one another, they are the real thing to everyone around them. These two had a BIG wedding. There were close to 250 guests and I honestly think that Matt hugged and thanked every. single. person. He couldn’t even recess down the aisle without thanking people and loving on them. I just love people that love people well. Michael said that Matt literally complimented his sweet mom at least 5 times when he saw her all dressed up and he did the same once he had a chance to tell Kylene how amazing she looked after the ceremony!

Matt is such a warm and inviting guy and Kylene is the same way. It seems like I’ve known her forever. I loved my time with her and I think my favorite part of the day was getting to watch her interact with her sister Kendall. They are so similar and yet so different at the same time! I love their love for one another!! Their whole family was so kind to us and at the end of the night, I hugged Kylene goodbye and she said “How do you do this every weekend?! This is so sad to say goodbye!!”. It is sad to say goodbye after a YEAR of emails and planning together!! But when you have a day as awesome as Matt and Kylene’s, it’s really hard to be sad for very long!!!

These two literally had a dream wedding! When they entered their reception with confetti falling from the ceiling and everyone screaming and shouting out of pure excitement! It was just amazing!!

I hope you love these two and their beautiful Ritz-Carlton wedding as much as I do! Enjoy!

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Kylene’s sweet mom sang with her quartet and it was Amazing!

ritz carlton wedding_2241 ritz carlton wedding_2242 ritz carlton wedding_2243 ritz carlton wedding_2244 ritz carlton wedding_2245  President Trible and Rosemary are two people that we love dearly. It was so wonderful getting to see them at Matt and Kylene’s wedding!!

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Dress Store | Bridals by Natalie

Florist | Twinbrook Floral Design

Ceremony Location | Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Reception Location | Ritz Carlton

Wedding Coordinator | Engaging Affairs – Christine

Venue Coordinator | Ritz Carlton – Loretta

Hair + Makeup | Hair & Makeup Unveiled

Band | Gonzo’s Nose

Videographer | Toy Box Productions

Cake + Catering | Ritz Carlton

Bridesmaid Dresses | J. Crew

Groomsmen Attire | Jos. A. Bank

Invitations | Added Touches by Terry

Favors: Cupcakes | Cake Divas , Koozies | Totally Wedding Koozies , Sunglasses | Sunglassville

Photo Booth | Booth-o-Rama

Click here to view Matt + Kylene’s Engagement Session!

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— Katelyn

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