Real Wedding: Matt and Katie

After traveling across the country as producers of American Idol, Matt and Katie began dating and, five years later, were engaged in Ireland near Aran Islands. With the help of friends and family, Matt and Katie were wed in front of 130 guests at California's Flying Caballos Ranch in a no-fuss ceremony planned by Niki Martin and Jonnell Gailey of Events Redefined.

The pair has a knack for vintage elements, including old maps, postcards bottles and gold frames, all of which were included in the wedding decorations. Old church windows and columns were also rented and raised in the field behind Flying Caballos for an enchanted, rustic feel. Floral décorations, including succulents, English garden roses, anemones, crespedia, lavender, dahlia, hydrangea and lamb’s ear, were arranged by the bride’s loved ones the day before the wedding, saving on major costs!

As for the food and desserts, guests were served local cuisine, wine and beer from the surrounding area. Matt and Katie's humorous and whimsical personalities shined through in the delicious dessert selection: donuts!

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--Keely-Shea Smith

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