Bonnet House Wedding Photos | Fort Lauderdale, FL Photographer | Katie and Matt

Katie and Matt

Katie and Matt met through a mutual friend in Austin, Texas, while watching a kickball game. This high energy couple are movie buffs and see about five movies each month! Matt spent months planning the perfect proposal for Katie and after she said yes, she began creating the wedding of her dreams. Most of the decor was created by Katie and added a personal touch to the ceremony and reception. Guests enjoyed the evening, and the party carried on across the street at a beach bar, long after the reception venue closed.

The Couple

Katie, an avid shopper, is fun loving and enjoys traveling. She admits to spending more time tanning than sleeping. When she first met Matt she was attracted to his great personality and that he could make her laugh. She also though he had the best smile and a great beard.

Matt was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and is a huge sports fan. He even blogged for the Cincinnati Reds. Matt has also seen his favorite band, Third Eye Blind in concert more times than he can remember. When Matt first saw Katie, it was love at first sight. He says she had an infectious smile and was a beautiful, tan, blonde, South Florida girl. He knew they would be together right away.

The Engagement

Matt spent several months trying to plan the perfect proposal for Katie. He coordinated with her friends and family to get her to Texas for the proposal. When the time came on a mid-July afternoon, with the heat of Texas all around, he proposed on top of Mount Bonnell in Austin, Texas. Katie was beyond surprised. After the proposal, Matt took Katie to the food trailer park in downtown Austin, where Katie’s family and friends were waiting. The couple spent the rest of the weekend basking in the love and well wishes from family and friends.

The Wedding Day & Ceremony at the Bonnet House

The wedding could not have been more perfect, except for the intense heat at the Bonnett House in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  As the sun was setting a cool breeze was felt through the ceremony. As Katie walked down the aisle, Matt began to cry, and his emotions were felt throughout the room. The ceremony was gorgeous, and the Bride and Groom exchanged vows. After Katie and Matt had been pronounced man and wife, they exited the venue to the song “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” by The Darkness. Katie and Matt say it was a perfect ending to a beautiful ceremony.

The Reception at the Bonnet House

Guest enjoyed a photo booth by Vision DJ’s and generous desserts from Batter Co. Cupcake throughout the night. The classic tables and linens were provided by Over the Top Inc and Hitched Events.  While the couple danced to their first song “All of Me” by John Legend. Everyone enjoyed dancing with the couple including the more senior guests at the wedding. The party continued even after the venue closed, and the couple invited guest across the street to the beach bar for more drinks and celebration.

The Honeymoon

Matt and Katie will spend their honeymoon in Playa Mujeres, Mexico and plan to spend most of the trip on the beach or their private rooftop pool. They are also in the process of moving into their first home together. They are also trying to decide on the perfect first pet. This fun loving, energetic couple are sure to have a marriage filled with good times together.  


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Photographic Team Members:  Vanessa Velez and Lenisse Komatsu

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