* Kate, Client Associate in Investment Management & Conor, Finish Carpenter * Photographer: calin + bisous photo (APW Sponsor) * Soundtrack for reading: “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)” by Otis Redding *
One sentence sum up of the wedding vibe: The most relaxing, family-filled summer week of our lives capped with an amazing afternoon of love, music, and incredible food.
The Info—Photography: calin + bisous photo (APW Sponsor) / Ceremony Venue: First Parish Church Congregational / Reception Venue: Private estate in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA / Catering: Season to Taste / Band: East Coast Soul / Kate’s Dress: Watters / Conor’s Suit: Bar III from Macy’s
Other cool stuff we should know about: Conor emigrated from Northern Ireland to the U.S. and our wedding was the first time that his parents and all four siblings would be together in one place in about seven years. This was also the first time I was meeting several of Conor’s family and friends (including his sister who was a bridesmaid!) so it was really important that they felt involved with everything that went on in the week leading up to the ceremony. My family and friends were amazing when it came to offering guest rooms, transportation, and lots of happy hour get-togethers to make everyone feel included. As is tradition with my friends from home, we headed to the beach the morning of the wedding to toast the sunrise with muffins and mimosas. The morning of the wedding, my bridesmaids and I got ready in my grandmother’s apartment at my aunt and uncle’s house. She had passed away earlier in the summer so being there made me feel like she was still a part of it all.The reverend who performed our ceremony also married my parents which was so special.We hosted the reception at the estate my father supervised for many years. It was a big leap for me to ask the owners‘ permission but it was beyond worth it for the setting we had.
One sentence sum up of the wedding vibe: The most relaxing, family-filled summer week of our lives capped with an amazing afternoon of love, music, and incredible food
Favorite thing about the wedding: Conor: The ceremony. Being surrounded by people we love bearing witness to our marriage was more important to me than I anticipated. Kate: I adored seeing Conor together with his family. He was so happy and I loved getting to know them better. I mean it when I say that the week before was the best of my life. The fact that I got married at the end was a bonus. A really incredible bonus.