Sweet Autumn Wedding in Pasadena by Anna Delores Photography

Just under two years after their first date, Matt surprised Erin with a weekend trip to Bodega Bay in Northern California. He'd had the engagement ring for awhile, ever since they moved in together; he bought the ring the same day they signed the lease on their new place together! Of course, he asked her to marry him, and she said "yes."Erin and Matt are an online dating success story; it was beginner's luck for Erin (it was her first-ever online dating experience), and Matt's persistence paid off (apparently he'd been on MORE than one Match-arranged date). They took international trips together (a sure sign of compatibility), got a place in Pasadena, and eventually planned for their November 1 wedding day--one year to the day of Matt's proposal.Matt's brother Colin served as officiant; here is a sweet snippet of his words during the ceremony: "Consider this a bright new star in a constellation you two have been drawing together, point by point, since the day you met. Brilliant, but always in flux, too. Your marriage will live by lights like these. Look for them in the dark times, let them guide you, and cherish the new shapes they’ll make of your life together in marriage -- moment by moment, day by day."

Team of Wedding Pros: Photographer: Anna Delores Photography | First Look & Bridal Portraits location: Pasadena City Hall | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Rococo Room at Cafe Santorini | Entertainment: Legacy Mobile DJ | Decor & Invitation: Song & Pen | Floral Designer: Garden Florist | Beauty: Dry Bar | Wedding Planner: Honey Fitz Events

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