|Jessie with Cleveland, their adored dog of 5 years|
|Matt at Geer Street Garden, one of their favorite spots|
Matt was born and raised outside Buffalo, NY, the oldest of 7 siblings. He went to Gordon College in Wenhem, MA, graduating in 2004, and moved to Boston afterward to work as a research analyst in the MA State House. In 2008, he began a dual graduate degree program at UNC for urban planning and public administration, finishing in 2011. He currently works as a clinical trials associate for Quintiles in Durham, and keeps busy doing work with local preservation organizations and other groups. Matt's thrilled to be joined by his siblings, parents, and three grandparents for the wedding, as well as many great family members and friends.
That date, from one end of Boston to the other, was followed by a long dinner, a bottle of wine, dessert, and hours of conversation, and was the first of many they would share. On wedding day, it will be seven years, six months, and twelve days since that first date. Matt and Jessie are excited to mark a new chapter in their life together with you there to celebrate this commitment with them.