Heading home after a long day of work, Matthew Schoener decided to pop into a restaurant for a beer. As serendipity would have it, Nichole Rowley was his server that evening. â€śOut of some wild hair, I decided to leave my phone number on his receipt â€“- the rest is history,â€ť said Nichole. Three years later, on September 23, 2012, they tied the knot with a ceremony and celebration as playful as the first night they met.
One of the most memorable moments of the evening happened just after the ceremony, when a brilliant rainbow stretched across the sky. "Matt's mother passed away when he was a little boy and on her gravestone reads: 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow.' Although I never had the joy of knowing her, something in me thinks that maybe that was her way of showing she was there with us that day," said Nichole.
Photography: Frannie Wilson and Lindsey Muir of Ampersand Studios
Location: Hidden Springs Community Barn
Catering: Carino's Italian Catering
Paper Flowers: Invisible Pant Factory
Videography: Second Mile Weddings
Officiant and DJ: Brad Rowen
Stationery: Dear Ampersand
Cake: Amaru Confections
Hair: Kelsey Pence of Rejuv MedSpa