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Meet Kristen and Matt Grady of Pineapple & Peony

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kristen and Matt Grady.

Kristen and Matt, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
We’re a husband and wife team who fell in love with personalized wedding details while we were planning our own back in 2015/16. We worked so hard for the perfect day, and it was perfectly imperfect. To put it lightly, it was the best day ever.

We’re based out of our home in Epping, NH. Matt is the muscle and Kristen is the maker, or, if you ask Matt, he’s the pineapple and Kristen is the peony.

​We are passionate about helping couples create the perfect backdrop that reflects their personalities. It’s all in the details, and none are too small.

When we’re not working, we’re gushing over our rescue pup, Leia (like the Princess), snuggling/napping with our feisty feline, Flower, daydreaming about going on vacation – probably to Disney, pretending we’re on HGTV’s Fixer Upper, or fangirling over the latest Marvel superhero movie (Avengers 3 – OMG!).

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Spreading the word and gaining exposure has been our biggest challenge. We both work full-time jobs, and sometimes, time isn’t on our side. We’re driven to reaching new audiences, and we work extremely diligently to meet all deadlines. One thing we’ve learned is that word-of-mouth makes and breaks you. If a client is happy, they may only tell one or two friends; but if a client is unhappy, they’ll tell anyone who will listen.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Pineapple & Peony – what should we know?
Pineapple & Peony manifested from two of Kristen’s favorite things (other than mashed potatoes, since that just sounds weird). The pineapple has served as a symbol of hospitality and warm welcome through the history of the Americas. Common peony meanings include romance, prosperity, good fortune, a happy marriage, riches, honor, and compassion. Combining the two just feels right. What more could you want in marriage, a home, or really, just life in general?

By incorporating custom Pineapple & Peony pieces into your wedding, home, newborn’s nursery, or anywhere your heart desires, our dreams are coming true. We’re able to add beauty to any and every aspect of life. We love getting to know our clients and bringing their visions to life.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
Christy & George at Eisley Images have had our backs since day one. Christy has provided endless support, and always gives feedback on challenges we face. She’s even commissioned us for wood slice ornaments for couples tying the knot in 2018/19. How great is having a mentor, supporter, cheerleader and client all in one!?

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Eisley Images

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