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Ashley + Matt | Real SAS Wedding

April 25, 2015

There are some people you mee in this world who are the sweetest ever! You know the ones I'm talking about. While we all have stories in life there are people we meet that have a story beyond us... one that touches our deepest emotions.This couple not only had a beautiful story but also a beautiful wedding that we were overjoyed to be a part of.

We hope you enjoy as much as we did!

Way back in the day when gas was under three dollars, when Harry Potter was just a half-blood prince, when sending a tweet started to become popular, when the King of Pop passed away, when our President started his first term, and even before Lebron took his talents to South Beach, there was a pretty girl that started to gain interest in some ordinary guy.

The year was 2009, and boy, was she quite the catch. This ordinary guy had no choice but to sweep her off her feet. The flirting started at the workplace, evolved into a party hang, and blossomed into a first date. By that time she didn't know what hit her. The charm worked! Date after date piled up which turned into month after month and year after year. This budding romance was on course for great things. There have been ups and downs like in all fairytales, but with these two there is nothing but a happy ending in store.

Matt proposed on September 9th 2013! Yes, I know what you are thinking... wow what a long engagement. But that’s what happens when you pick a popular wedding venue in downtown Atlanta. Plus I’ve always dreamed of a spring wedding! Matt was most creative in his plans to ask me to become his wife. He came into my office while I was at work and handed me a piece of paper that read “clue # 1”. I immediately began to ask questions but he assured me that everything was taken care of and to most importantly have fun. I had a thought of a proposal in the back of my mind but tried not to think that in case that wasn’t what he had planned. I didn’t want to be disappointed. After rushing home and changing outfits at least a dozen times my first clue led me to my previous office at Walton River. Standing at the front door was Brenda Russell, a mentor and good friend. She handed me a Cracker Jack box, and I immediately knew I was going to become Matt’s fiancé that night! Matt would always tell me my ring would come from a box of Cracker Jacks. All of the clues led me to sentimental locations and people waiting for me that meant a lot to me. Our first date spot, my first apartment, our college, Matt’s home, and Publix were some of my stops. I was bursting with excitement on the inside and could hardly contain myself. For the last clue I ended up in downtown Woodstock. I found Jimmy, Will, and Mom (Dee) sitting at the Gazebo in the city park. Of course I began to ask questions, but tried to pretend as if I didn’t know what was about to happen. Moments later Matt walked up and said he needed to ask me a question. He pulled me away and brought me in front of the beautiful large fountain and got down on one knee. The rest is history!

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