“She’s the real deal,” Matt was told by Colleen’s family shortly after their first date, and he was told again at their Hobbs Tavern wedding reception — “she’s the real deal,” Colleen’s sisters said, to laughter, tears, and applause. Christine and I, too, think she is the real deal, but let me tell you what that means. You’re the real deal when love and connection govern your life, when nothing is more important to you than your family and friends.
She’s the real deal, but we would also say, so is Matt, and so is all of Matt and Colleen’s entire family. We were blown away by the joy and openness between these two families as they came together to embrace Matt & Colleen’s marriage. Happy tears throughout, from their getting ready at beautiful Mills Falls at Church Landing, through their wedding ceremony in a charming country church, to their celebratory reception at Hobbs Tavern and Brewery in West Ossipee, NH. Among the happily tearful included two wedding photographers, whose hearts burst to document such an overflowing display of life and love.
An amazing party capped the night off, courtesy live band Emergency Broadcast System and a special guest on saxophone: Colleen’s grandfather! Matt & Colleen: we had such a fantastic time at your wedding and we’re so happy for you both! Can’t wait to share the rest of the pics with you!