Matthew and Dean met singing in the wonderful Denver Gay Men’s Chorus. They are two kind, delightful souls with a habit of wearing their hearts on their sleeves. They met with Photographer Libby Neder for a few hours one morning to revisit the location of their first date–Denver’s Iconic and recently remodeled Union Station, and the beautiful, storied Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
Q1: Let’s start at the beginning. How did you two first meet?
A1: We met at our first rehearsal for the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus.
Q2: What makes your relationship special? Tell us some things that you both value in your time together. What makes your relationship unique?
A2: Matthew makes me laugh. He always asks how I am and how my day has been. We both work hard at listening to each other. We enjoy musicals and music performances.
Q3: How did you know your partner was the one? When did you first know this in your relationship?
A3: My instincts told me that he was the one. Our first date was just easy going, laughter and conversation. Every date after that was even better and better.
Q4: Give us all the details about the proposal. How and where did it happen? Was it a surprise? What was the planning process?
A4: Our birthdays are 2 days apart. So I planned a gathering of our close friends at our house. After lunch was over I popped the question. He had no clue that it was happening. So the surprise was completely worth it.
Q5: We’re all about the bling… Tell us all about that ring!
A5: Our engagement bands are a simple blend of white and rose gold. But the rings for our ceremony are full of bling. A nice white gold setting with a channel set princess cut and baguette cut diamonds.
Q6: Are you excited to start planning your wedding day? Do you have any ideas in mind yet?
A6: The excitement for the wedding has been over the moon. The wedding is May 10th. We are having our ceremony at Bethany Lutheran Church and reception at the Wellshire Event Center. We are having a semi traditional ceremony and a semi formal reception.