I am so excited to welcome Kerri and Matt to the Social Graces family! I am looking forward to their wedding in November!! Learn a little bit more about these two below
How did the two of you meet?
Matt and I met through mutual friends in college. Our best man and his wife had been dating for just a few months when they invited a few of us to an afternoon at the park. I sent my mom and sister several texts about how cute he was, and my sister actually dubbed him “FBIL” (future brother-in-law) before we’d even known each other for 24 hours! We continued to hang out in large group settings, even camping on Assateague with a group of friends, but it wasn’t until June that Matt started texting me, and our first date wasn’t until mid-July!
Kerri, what do you love about Matt?
Matt is the most thoughtful person I know. After our second date, Matt escorted me to the car where he presented me with my favorite cookies. He knew my birthday was a few days away and had figured out my favorite cookie with the help of some friends. He then baked dozens of cookies for me!
He also loves his family as much as I love mine. He likes spending time with his sisters, parents, and grandma. He doesn’t visit out of obligation, but because he truly cares. Because Matt loves his family so much, he understands and loves mine too. This means that even though we have to go to three houses every Christmas to see all of our parents and siblings, and even though those houses are hours apart, he does it with a smile.
Matt also makes me laugh every day, even when I’m mad at him. He has a great sense of humor, and can pull me out a funk like no one else. And as cliché as it sounds, he’s my best friend- the one person I can tell anything, who loves me even when I’m crazy, and who I can’t wait to see at the end of the day.
Matt, what do you love about Kerri?
Kerri is an extremely giving person. She always puts others before herself. I don’t think I’ve met anyone else who cares about others the way she does. I love that she laughs at my corny jokes, puts up with my eccentricities, and always is willing to listen. Kerri and I also share the same values when it comes to family. Family comes first for the both of us. Kerri is also a very driven person and has excelled in her career as well as in school. I couldn’t teach 28 kindergarten students with a smile on my face every day but she does it with a passion to see her kids succeed. To sum up how I feel about Kerri: I couldn’t be happier to be with her and I feel lucky to have someone so special in my life.
What is something special about the two of you?
Our first date was on Matt’s parents’ anniversary!
What do you like to do as a couple in your free time?
We love visiting so many of Maryland’s amazing wineries. We love to hang out with our big, crazy families. We also love to travel- we’ve been up and down the East and West coasts together and to Europe to visit Matt’s sister when she was studying abroad. We’re so excited for our big European honeymoon which will take us through three countries!
What are a few of your favorite things?
We love Mexican food, trying new beer and ciders, visiting vineyards, and traveling. We both come from families who love board games, so we have a ton. It’s always fun to have our friends and families over for a homemade dinner, beer, and games.
What does your dream wedding look like?
Our dream wedding is the one we’re planning! We’re having a small, intimate wedding with only our closest friends and family. We have friends and family coming in from as far away as California and Hawaii. We wanted to be sure we could spend as much time with them as possible. We know this will be one of the only opportunities for all of our friends and family to be in one place, and we couldn’t be more excited.
Why did you chose to work with Social Graces?
Katie and I went to Towson together, and were in the same programs. In fact, I had at least one class with Katie every semester for all 4 years. She was the only person I knew that was juggling as many things as I was and still pulling the grades. I knew that if I was going to hire a planner, it had to be someone who was as attentive to detail as me, someone I knew and trusted. Katie was a perfect fit!