By Matt & Sunni Winkler
After dating a few weeks, both Matt and Sunni knew that they had found “The One.”
Matt went about finding out what kind of ring Sunni would like. He made a trip to Brenham to have lunch with Sunni’s father regarding his intention to ask Sunni to marry him. Following that lunch, Matt started making plans for when and where to ask Sunni to be his wife. Ideas ranged from a large flash mob to a private dinner.
He picked a location: Downtown Bryan. He picked a significant spot that he knew wasn’t going anywhere: the historical Queen Theatre. And he set the date: Friday, September 5, 2014.
He started subtly prepping Sunni for the day by making the offhand comments about the two of them needing more pictures together. When Sunni agreed, Matt rented the marquis of the Queen Theatre and told Sunni the they would be taking couples photos on September 5. When the fateful day arrived, Matt and Sunni met Matt’s sister and a professional photographer Sarah Best in Downtown Bryan for the photo shoot.
After Matt read Sunni a letter expressing his love for her and excitement for their future together, the couple began walking down the sidewalk of N. Main Street, just in front of the Queen Theatre. It wasn’t until the photographer had Matt and Sunni stand on the median in front of the theatre that Matt told Sunni to look over her left shoulder. That’s when Sunni saw the words that forever changed her life.
The marquis of the Queen Theatre bore three statements: on the left, “You are the sunshine of my life;” on the right, “Come what may, I will love you until my dying day;” and in the center, “Sunni, will you marry me?” Sunni turned back to find Matt dropped to one knee and holding something very shiny in his hand with his arms outstretched to her. He uttered two simple words: “Marry me?” She answered without hesitation, “Yes! Of course!”
It was a day Matt and Sunni will always remember – and they have the amazing photos to remind them of it!
Matt and Sunni’s wedding ceremony took place January 1, 2015, at the Inn at Quarry Ridge. Global Events catered the reception while The Greg Tivis Orchestra performed. Matt and Sunni used David William Simpson’s wedding planning services. Memories were captured by Chris & Arlina Photography, 73 Photography, and Elect Film Productions.