June 16, 2022 Kiersten + Matt | Baltimore Museum of Industry Wedding Photos | Baltimore, MD
Kiersten and Matt‘s wedding this Sunday was an absolute blast and I’m pumped to share the highlights on the blog today!
From the bride! I love how much she chose to share with me, and learning more about these wonderful people.
We met on Tinder (LOL) in May of 2017. Matt and I met up for drinks in Fells Point twice before I invited him to join me and my friends at the First Thursday concert and introduced him to all my friends as “Matt Tinder.” My sister was in town and worried that I was being too much. She told me to tone it down a notch, but he was such a great sport about my enthusiastic behavior, and it didn’t seem to bother him at all. It felt easy and natural from the beginning, and I knew I had found someone truly special. Without really thinking about it I asked him if he wanted to be my plus one to my aunt’s wedding back home in PA and he agreed without hesitation. Matt fit in so well with my loud and wild family and we had a blast dancing all night with my siblings at the wedding. Matt brought me to his family’s house later that summer and I met his lovely parents. We enjoyed a home cooked meal on the deck and his mom told me the story of Matt’s accidental conception LOL.
We went to New Orleans to celebrate New Year’s 2018 and had the best time listening to live music on Frenchmen Street, dancing, touring cemeteries, and eating EVERYTHING. This trip was special because it was our first vacation together, first time in NOLA, and, on that trip, we decided to move in together once our leases ended. That summer we moved into a tiny row home in Upper Fells and stayed for two years – enjoying living walking distance from incredible tacos and tortas, and around the corner from my childhood friend and her husband. We went through some extremely tough times in that house. I was in a bad car accident in May of 2019. Matt was wonderful, and took such good care of me while I recovered. Shortly after my accident we learned his mother was not well and admitted to the hospital. She passed quickly after we learned she had most likely been battling cancer for quite some time. This was a really devastating time for us and all the Horton siblings who were already anxiously watching their father battle pancreatic cancer. Mr. Horton was clearly devastated by the loss of his life partner of 39 years. We watched him fight so hard for so long. He lost his battle six months after her. We started off the COVID pandemic in that little house. For such an uncertain time, we have fond memories working from home together, cooking, cuddling our cat Lady, enjoying picnics with friends in Patterson Park, happy hour with neighbors in the alley, doing online work outs in our tiny living room, and eating lunch every day together.
Summer of 2020 Matt bought our home in Hampden, and we recruited our amazing friends and my brother to help us move in. We moved in right before 4th of July and enjoyed having people over to eat food Matt grilled and watch fireworks from our deck. We got engaged in the summer of 2021 while visiting one of my childhood friends who moved to Colorado with her husband. Matt proposed to me on day one of our long weekend. I was still catching my breath from struggling up a mountain while adjusting to the altitude and lack of oxygen. I appreciated that he honored my wish to start our wedding journey alone and not in front of friends, family, or strangers. After our proposal hike on Three Sisters Loop, we enjoyed a celebratory beer with some locals at a cute spot in Evergreen before returning to my friend’s house where they cooked us dinner and popped champagne. We had an incredible weekend with them in beautiful Colorado enjoying hiking, hot springs, and the best restaurant experience ever! Many parts of the wedding planning process have been stressful, but I am grateful that as unsure as I am on how I wanted to wear my hair, what colors I wanted my bridesmaids to wear, or what dinner options to choose, I have never once been unsure about who I’ve chosen to spend my life with.
Kiersten and Matt’s wedding this past Sunday was so much dang fun. Originally we were expecting a rainy day, but it ended up being beautiful and perfect. Their friends and family were the best crew to spend the day with. We had a ton of time to make gorgeous portraits both at Federal Hill and in and around the Baltimore Museum of Industry. There were countless emotional moments, especially honoring the memory of Matt’s late parents. And the day was capped off with an epic dance party. It was such an honor to spend the day capturing the love of these two wonderful humans and I’m thankful I get to keep them as friends! Here are some of my favorites.
Baltimore Museum of Industry Wedding Photos
Baltimore Museum of Industry Wedding Vendors
Venue: Baltimore Museum of Industry
Photographers: Breanna Shaw and Jonathan Pretz, Photography by Brea
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Hair Stylist: Brushed Beauty
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