Matt & Doug | Featured on Equally Wed

We are thrilled to share that Matt and Doug’s modern Jewish wedding in Palm Springs has been featured on Equally Wed!

See their love story below via Equally Wed.

“Matt and Doug met when they lived across the street from each other in Chicago, and crossed paths on a street corner.

“It was a beautiful August morning – we were both coming from an indoor cycling class (Flywheel),” remembers Matt. “Doug initiated the conversation. We were both hot and sweaty messes after a vigorous workout. Doug was the aggressor of the conversation and boldly asked me on a date. We agreed to meet later that very same day! Our first date was at Erie Cafe – just a few feet from where we both lived. We sat outside, ordered a couple glasses of wine and enjoyed each other’s company.”

Doug would say that Matt was awkward on the first date. Matt would disagree and thought Doug was boastful. When it came time to pay the bill, Doug (the consummate gentleman) insisted on buying. Matt objected and requested they split the check. Doug presumptuously said “you can buy next time.” Matt wasn’t so sure there would be a next time! Clearly Doug felt an immediate connection that was lost on Matt.

As the relationship progressed, Matt wanted to the one to propose, but a deal between the couple decided otherwise. Doug would propose and the couple would take Matt’s last name when they married. Both partners held up their end of the deal.

Doug orchestrated a surprise proposal that was thoughtful, personal, and very special. Matt was completely shocked when Doug proposed at the Franklin Room in the exact spot where they had their second date. Immediately after the proposal, we went to the airport and departed for Paris! It was a winning situation for all involved – Doug got to orchestrate his surprise proposal and Matt didn’t have to change (or hyphenate) his name. The proposal was celebrated with lots of champagne and rain in the City of Lights.” – Equally Wed

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Event Venue: Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage

Event Planner: COJ Events

Photographer: Michael Segal Photography

Videographer: Couture Motion Pictures

DJ: City Connection Ent

Lighting: The Lighter Side

Equipment Rentals: Signature Party Rentals

Linens and Coverings: Nuage Designs

Floral Designer: Arrangements Floral