3. Blissful newlyweds
The two highschool sweethearts chose Forsyth, Georgia, as the location for their marriage ceremony. Danielle was just 23, while Matt was 22, and their young but infectious love was evident for all to see on that special day.
4. A life-changing moment
Less than a year after this happy occasion, in July 2011, the fateful day that would bring their dreams crashing to earth occurred. Matt was on his motorcycle, making his routine journey to work, when he suddenly came across a stationary jeep in a merging lane on the highway. He was unable to stop until it was too late.