HOW THEY MET
In December 2013 fate and two mutual friends brought Kelsey and Matt together! Kelsey had just moved up to Boston with two of her best friends from college. Matt had returned up to Bowdoin College in Maine for his third season coaching football. He actually attended Bowdoin!
A few of Matt's friends convinced him to stop in Boston on his way back to see family in New Jersey for the holidays. Before heading home to Connecticut, Kelsey's friends persuaded her to accompany them the the same holiday party that Matt was attending. After being introduced, it didn't take long for them to both realize that the connection they made was something very special!!!
Kelsey comes from a family that loves football and tailgating, which fit perfectly with Matt's sports-oriented family. And being engaged and soon to be married to a football coach, well that is a match made in heaven!
They dated for a long time long distance which was quite difficult with Matt's football coaching schedule, but somehow they managed to make it work!
On a warm day in June this passed summer in Boston, Matt was eager to surprise Kelsey with a plan he had been putting together for quite some time. He just got into town from a recruiting trip and picked up the engagement ring. After getting what he believed to be the perfect ring for Kelsey, Matt now had to put his plan in motion!
Kelsey and Matt had gone to church in the North End of Boston several times together which is truly a very special place for them. Matt could not think of a better place to propose! The only part that was difficult was how to get her to the church when they were on their way to dinner in a different direction. He suggested that they should stop and light a candle and Kelsey was all for it.
When they arrived at the plaza in front of the church, Matt got down on one knee, pulled out the ring and asked Kelsey to marry him! Kelsey was totally surprised and immediately said yes!! Afterwards, they went to their favorite restaurant to celebrate and call their families. Later that night many of their friends stopped by Kelsey's apartment to continue the celebration!
One of the things that they enjoy doing together is exploring their new city of Portland, Maine and enjoy cooking together! They also love spending as much time as possible with their families.
Their beautiful wedding will be next May, 2018 at the beautiful Ryland Inn!