Mitchell and Matt’s Jefferson Memorial Wedding

Mitchell grew up on a farm in the panhandle of Oklahoma, but is now a city slicker.  Matt enjoys karaoke and sings either “Boot Scootin Boogie” or “All My Exes Live in Texas.” They had been together for ten years before finally tying the knot here in Washington, DC.

“We met through mutual friends at a brunch in Oklahoma City.  We both came with other people.  We had our first mutual flirtation a few weeks later at a Mandi Gras party hosted by one of our mutual friends.  Sparks flew, however Matt had a little to much to drink so he called it a night a little early.  A week later we had our first official date on Valentine’s Day at the Rancher’s Club on the campus of Oklahoma State University.  We have celebrated Valentines Day as our “anniversary” since.”

They had discussed marriage over the years, but the biggest sticking point was who would get to propose to who.

“We traveled to one of our favorite vacation spots, Eureka Springs Arkansas.  The day before he proposed, we watched a wedding being performed at one of the historic hotels as we looked on.  The next we had brunch at that same hotel, The Crescent, and then walked out to the grounds where the ceremony was performed the day before.  Matt asked me to step up onto the gazebo and got on one knee.  I though he was joking, but he pulled out a ring.  We were there with his mom and stepfather and my best friend Tracie and her husband Rob.  It was very special given we had fought over who would ask whom for years.  I wasn’t sure it was ever going to happen!”

What’s next now that they’re married? Most likely more travel, skiing, swimming playing with the doggies, and hitting up the beach in Mexico.

Congrats Mitchell and Matt – I’m glad I was able to document your wedding!

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Washington DC Same-sex gay wedding Elopement at the Jefferson Memorial

Washington DC Same-sex gay wedding Elopement at the Jefferson Memorial

Washington DC Same-sex gay wedding Elopement at the Jefferson Memorial

Washington DC Same-sex gay wedding Elopement at the Jefferson Memorial

Washington DC Same-sex gay wedding Elopement at the Jefferson Memorial

Washington DC Same-sex gay wedding Elopement at the Jefferson Memorial

Washington DC Same-sex gay wedding Elopement at the Jefferson Memorial

Washington DC Same-sex gay wedding Elopement at the Jefferson Memorial

Washington DC Same-sex gay wedding Elopement at the Jefferson Memorial

Washington DC Same-sex gay wedding Elopement at the Jefferson Memorial

Washington DC Same-sex gay wedding Elopement at the Jefferson Memorial

Washington DC Same-sex gay wedding Elopement at the Jefferson Memorial

Washington DC Same-sex gay wedding Elopement at the Jefferson Memorial

Washington DC Same-sex gay wedding Elopement at the Jefferson Memorial

Washington DC Same-sex gay wedding Elopement at the Jefferson Memorial

Washington DC Same-sex gay wedding Elopement at the Jefferson Memorial

Washington DC Same-sex gay wedding Elopement at the Jefferson Memorial

Washington DC Same-sex gay wedding Elopement at the Jefferson Memorial

Washington DC Same-sex gay wedding Elopement at the Jefferson Memorial