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Kate & Conor


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.

Kate & Conor | A Practical Wedding

Kate & Conor | A Practical Wedding

Kate & Conor | A Practical Wedding

Kate & Conor | A Practical Wedding

Kate & Conor | A Practical Wedding

Kate & Conor | A Practical Wedding

Kate & Conor | A Practical Wedding

Kate & Conor | A Practical Wedding

Kate & Conor | A Practical Wedding
Kate & Conor | A Practical Wedding

Kate & Conor | A Practical Wedding

Kate & Conor | A Practical Wedding

Kate & Conor | A Practical Wedding

Kate & Conor | A Practical Wedding

Kate & Conor | A Practical Wedding

Kate & Conor | A Practical Wedding

Kate & Conor | A Practical Wedding

Kate & Conor | A Practical Wedding

Kate & Conor | A Practical Wedding

Kate & Conor | A Practical Wedding

Kate & Conor | A Practical Wedding

Kate & Conor | A Practical Wedding

Kate & Conor | A Practical Wedding

Kate & Conor | A Practical Wedding

Kate & Conor | A Practical Wedding

Kate & Conor | A Practical Wedding

Kate & Conor | A Practical Wedding

Kate & Conor | A Practical Wedding

Kate & Conor | A Practical Wedding

Kate & Conor | A Practical Wedding

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.

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  • http://www.minnesota-chic.com PA

    This is beautiful! It really does convey such joy, and the feel of a summer day with the smell of salt on the breeze – I admit it, this post made me INCREDIBLY homesick for the Atlantic coast …

  • mimi

    so pretty! what kind of car is that?

    • http://www.theloudandclear.com Kate

      Thanks Mimi! The car is my godfather’s ’57 Chevy. When he picked up my dad and I to bring us to the church he popped in a tape of “Chapel of Love” by the Dixie Cups and we all sang along. It was so funny.

  • anon

    That dress!!!

  • Autumn A.

    Gorgeous. Love the hair flower especially. Love that your wedding was for a family reunion of sorts. Congrats!

  • Chelsea

    This made me want to get married all over again. So lovely! Your dress is beautiful!

  • Kat

    That church!!!

  • Sabrina

    Wow this one really resounded with me. I was looking at the pictures and I just felt joy growing within me and i don’t even know these people! I’m so glad you shared this :)

  • Maggie P.

    Muffins and mimosas… Breakfast of champions.

    Congrats! And I love how your favorite thing was seeing him with his family! My fella is a transatlantic transplant as well, and just watching him talk on the phone with his sister makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside for him. :)

    • http://www.theloudandclear.com Kate

      Thanks Maggie. It was so special! It was really a side of him I hadn’t been able to see too much of. We’re going to Ireland for Christmas this year and I can’t wait to have him show me around his home turf!

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  • http://bettencourtchase.blogspot.com Helen

    So gorgeous! And so full of joy. Thank you for sharing. :)

  • http://www.theloudandclear.com kristen

    Kate! This made me cry! And I’m at work! Such a beautiful wedding!

    • http://www.theloudandclear.com Kate

      Aw. Thanks Lady!

  • http://www.koruwedding.com Koru Kate {Koru Wedding}

    Aw, just lovely! I can’t help but admire the pretty bouquet & flower hair pin :-)

    • http://www.theloudandclear.com Jessie (that’s my foot with the tattoo!)

      It’s worth noting that Kate and her bridesmaids (under Kate’s direction) did all of the flowers for the wedding! She’s got a knack!

  • http://twitter.com/fergus30 Fergus

    Gorgeous wedding! And if I can say so without offending – both you and your hubbie are gorgeous!

  • http://www.ktmade.com Katie

    So lovely! The setting was gorgeous as were those fabulous paper globe lanterns! Also, I love the shot of you pointing – such personality!

  • http://www.theloudandclear.com Jessie (that’s my foot with the tattoo!)

    Ahh, I love reliving these memories! What a beautiful couple! That week almost single handedly made me move back East less than 2 months later.

  • Jessica

    Your dress was absolutely lovely and you looked beautiful! And what a fun wedding! I wish I was a guest :)

  • http://www.theloudandclear.com Kate

    Thank you all so much for your sweet comments. This was really fun. Callie is such a talented photographer and I’m so happy I found her on APW. I’m happy I found APW period while we were planning the wedding as it made a huge impact on me.

  • Shaylyn

    Does anyone know any good books for wedding coordinators? I am looking specifically for a book on many wedding themes. More specifically a newer one. Thank you:)

  • http://www.bellagala.com/ denielle

    Everyone is so happy in this seaside wedding. I can also see that the live music can really get the guests in the mood to party. And once the party gets going, wedding photographers Minneapolis must be hired in order to beautifully capture the bustle. The photos will be keepsakes that you can look at every time and see how everyone enjoyed your special day.