What better way to showcase Matt and Kacie’s love story than a visit to the place where Matt asked his beautiful bride to marry him — the stunning Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska. Even though they lived hours apart for most of their relationship, Matt knew Kacie was the one for him. He popped the question on her golden birthday, turning it into a diamond one!
They met in college - both of them musicians, and both playing in the pit orchestra for a show. After nervously making small talk (Kacie, a freshman, Matt, a sophomore), Kacie wanted to get to know Matt better. Entranced by his guitar skills, Kacie asked Matt if he could show her how to play his solo — and then she blew him away with her rendition of “Here Comes the Sun” on his guitar.
After years of long-distance after college, their stolen moments together were rare. Matt had the ring in hand for over a year, trying to find the perfect moment to ask Kacie to marry him. They even went to see the same musical at the same auditorium that they had met in… but the moment didn’t feel right. On the morning of Kacie’s golden birthday, Matt woke up and knew that this was it — he would finally ask this beautiful woman to be his wife. After a birthday stroll through the gardens at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Matt got down on one knee in the gazebo of the Rose Garden. Kacie said YES!
Yet even after they were engaged, they were still living several hours apart, as Matt had been teaching music in western Minnesota. But one thing was certain: they wanted to share their fairy tale with family and friends, designing their wedding around the theme “Tale as Old as Time” from Beauty and the Beast and they knew that the Lafayette Club on Lake Minnetonka was the perfect setting for their dream wedding. When they wanted to find the perfect ceremony location, they couldn’t imagine a more perfect place than the place where Kacie said yes — the Arboretum!