Ben & Emma

Hey! We got married!

Thank you Emma Matheson Photography for the stunning photos!

From our first “in-person” date

Some FAQs:

How’d we meet? An app. Yep. But if we made up our own story, it would be that we both reached for the same tool at Home Depot and the rest was history.

Dating history? We long-distance dated for 2 years.

What are your plans for the future? Oofta. So far, here’s the agenda: Ben (in 4th yr of Texas Tech med school) and Emma (working for Seastnan Medical in Kansas City, MO) will be in Kansas City until late Jan when they head to India for a Himalayan Health Exchange trip during the month of Feb. Mar-Junish we’ll be in west TX for Ben’s final med school rotations. Jun/Jul onwards we’ll be who knows where. It depends on what residency program wants Ben (we find out in March).

Who is Ben? A creative, curious, optimistic med school student interested in orthopedic surgery and AI.

Who is Emma? Also a creative, curious, and mostly optimistic person working in the field of intraoperative neuromonitoring.

What do Ben and Emma do together? While dating, we tried to visit regularly and maximize adventure. We’ve met up in west TX (see pic above), Boston, Tulsa, Arkansas (see pic below), Kansas City, UT, Austin, and technically Mexico (when we camped on the Mexican border of the Rio Grande, but don’t tell). Now, we’re doing more boring stuff like packing.

Wedding deets? We got married on 12/8/22 in the Payson, UT temple and spent some time at Sundance. Simple, small, and quick (married Thursday, back to Kansas City on Sunday). Beautiful weather with a good crew of loved ones.

We’ve gotten some inquires about gifts, and we’d like to clarify that there is no obligation! Your love is already the best thing, but here’s a simple registry if you feel you really must. And if you do, thank you! But seriously, no obligation.