Samantha and Matthew grew up only a few miles apart from one another, but never crossed paths. After college, they both moved to New York City – a place so big and populated one would think the odds of them running into each other would be even more slim. Yet somehow, they both ended up in the same training program for their investment banking jobs, and clicked. Clearly, it was all meant to be.

Location
Brooklyn Museum
Date held
Sat Sep 10th
Q1

Do you have words of wisdom for couples on the day of their wedding?

Samantha: The planning is finally over and it’s time to celebrate. Remember to sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Matt: Be present and take it all in. The day flies by. Also, it’s easy to get pulled in different directions as the night goes on. Try to stick together as much as you can!

Q2

What moment from your day stands out the most in your memory?

Samantha: There were so many memorable moments! In between the ketubah signing and the ceremony, we unexpectedly ended up in a room alone while our guests found their seats. After the excitement of the first look and family photos, this turned out to be the perfect quiet, intimate moment to regroup together before walking down the aisle.

Matt: Our first look was unforgettable. There was also a moment on the dance floor when we stopped to look around and take a mental picture. It was amazing to see so many people we love in one place at the same time, and so special to know that they were all there to be with us on our big day.

Samantha & Matthew
Our first look was unforgettable.

Matt

It was amazing to see so many people we love in one place at the same time.

Matt

We loved showing off our moves on our big day.

Samantha

Q3

Do you have any advice for couples who are in the throes of wedding planning?

Wedding planning can be extremely stressful. We – especially Sam – really focused on the details to make sure our wedding felt personal and authentic to us as a couple. Just remember that it will all be worth it in the end! Seeing everything come together so beautifully and having our family and friends there to enjoy everything we planned was an absolute thrill.

Q4

What part of the wedding planning process was the most fun for you?

Dance lessons! It was so much fun to learn a new skill together, and we loved showing off our moves on our big day.

Q5

Do you have words of wisdom for couples on the day of their wedding?

Matt: Be present and take it all in. The day flies by. Also, it’s easy to get pulled in different directions as the night goes on. Try to stick together as much as you can!

Sam: The planning is finally over and it’s time to celebrate. Remember to sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Q6

What three words would you use to describe your relationship?

Supportive, loving, fun!

Be present and take it all in.

Matt

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Credits

  • Photography

    Nathan Smith

With a graduate degree in painting, Nathan Smith brings a distinctly compositional sensibility to his work at The Day, where he is also known as the house philosopher. Having extensive experience living internationally, Nathan has a special ability to pick out the unique beauty of varying cultural traditions—something he is able to do whether the wedding is in New York or a more exotic destination.

Nathan Smith