Many moons ago, Matt and Jules ventured to a friend’s annual holiday bash. While mingling, Jules started talking to recent transplant, Meghan, about her move to the Bay Area, the recency of which was evidenced by the layering of many, many cardigans. Even though Megan was sick and likely just wanted to be in bed, she marveled Jules with her impressive creativity (she designed children’s museum exhibits!) and her thoughtfulness. Jules and Meghan flirted with friendship for a while until they finally made the jump and have never looked back. Mega and Jules have giggled through Hawaiian luaus together, backpacked 30 miles through Yosemite and Lassen Volcanic park, run trough salt flats and sand dunes in Death Valley, explored SF’s expanse of cocktail bars, and been each others life coach/travel partner throughout trips to Nola, NY, Vancouver, Portland, and Las Vegas. When Matt decided he didn’t like any of the predesigned wedding websites, he reached out to Meghan, now a designer extraordinaire for Google, to design this site, and we think she did a fabulous job :)
Gary & Vivian Chapman
While Matt reached peak nerddom as a homeschooled high schooler teaching himself how to code, he would have been alone in his programming enthusiasm had it not been for the Chapmans and their son, Daniel. Daniel wanted to enter into a high school team programming competition, but the contest would not allow teams of only one contestant, so Gary and Vivian Chapman asked around to see if any friends knew of other programming high schoolers to pair with their son. Sure enough, Matt and Daniel hit it off and placed first overall in their second year competing! As professional photographers, Gary and Vivian fostered Matt’s interest in photography, all the while serving as wonderful role models for kindness and creativity. When Jules and Matt realized that their only recent photos together are either (a) selfies taken while hiking or (b) couple photos taken by another tourist who may or may not have known how to work a camera, they emailed Gary and Vivian in a panic. The Chapmans were patient in 90+ degree heat while Matt and Jules hammed it up for the photos you see on this website, and we’re beyond grateful they’re talented enough to make us look pretty.