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On December 1st, 1987, Matthew James Bartley was born in Columbus, Ohio. Exactly one week later, unknown to him of course, the love of his life too entered this world.


Twisting and turning, the threads of time spun loving families and strong friendships. On March 3rd, 2009 the celebration of life and friendship brought the two together for the first very time. Upon introduction Kayln offered Matt a confident handshake, to which the nerve-stricken boy returned a pathetic mitt.

Matt’s only salvation from the shaky first impression was his ability to draw laughter from the bright-eyed blondie.

Her laughter would grow to be his greatest joy.

Quickly the two grew closer. Messages turned into all-night conversations.

Friendship into love.

Matt and Kayln could not have been happier together. And after finally realizing that he could not possibly find someone as dear to him as Kayln, Matt knew what had to be done.

On March 17th, 2012 Matt proposed to his dear Kayln.

The Happy Couple will be wed on May 25, 2013 at the Columbus Museum of Art surrounded by friends and family.

Learn more about the Big Day!