Pensacola, Florida
Sunday April 22nd 2018


Matt Hawkins & Kaylynn Fantaski

Age: His: 28/  Hers: 25
Occupation: His: Account Executive at Ricoh USA/ Hers: Office Manager, UWF Marketing and Creative Services
Together Since: 2011

What was most memorable about your proposal?
KAYLYNN: It was our two year anniversary. He had my sister and my friends come and meet me out at the beach, and it was a surprise, they were hiding. After he proposed, they all flooded out and ran towards me. Having them there afterwards, I think that was the best part, being able to celebrate with all of our friends and family there.
MATT: The most memorable part for me was when I asked, she collapsed.
KAYLYNN: I was just in shock!

Why do you want to have a Block Party Wedding?
KAYLYNN: We’ve known each other for about eight years. We dated about six years ago for a couple of months. I happened to move to Pensacola randomly, and after college he came back too. We met on a whim again after all those years. Pensacola brought us back together and we would love nothing more than to have our wedding with the city that brought us together and celebrate with everyone.
MATT: I grew up here. There’s no better way to celebrate than with your hometown.

If you don’t win, where and when do you plan on tying the knot?
KAYLYNN: It wouldn’t be until May [2014], here in Pensacola.
MATT: At Old Christ Church.

What does a typical “date night” look like for you?
MATT: Just going out to dinner and then going out with friends. We usually go out downtown to some of the bars down there—maybe one, maybe three, who knows. [Laughs] We’re pretty fun people; we like to play games, so we usually meet up with friends.
KAYLYNN: Gallery Night, Play or maybe out on the beach to Flounder’s—just dinner and drinks.

Important reception question—Wobble, Cupid Shuffle, Electric Slide, Harlem Shake (or all of the above)?
KAYLYNN: Probably all of them but the Electric Slide.
MATT: No, no, no, we’ve got to do that one!
KAYLYNN: Ok, all of them.

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