As her sister, Ellie, mentioned in her speech at The View Mt. Adams, Kate came home after her first date with Kevin and announced, “That was the last first date I’ll ever go on.” These two met on the dance floor at the wedding of their mutual friends, and even though Kevin was living in New York at the time and Kate was in Cincinnati, they decided to give it a go. The first two years of their relationship were spent dating long distance, but they both knew from the beginning that hard season of too short visits and tearful goodbyes would be worth it.
Kevin introduced Kate to his parents, and ten minutes after meeting her his dad said, “What the hell are you waiting for? Marry this girl!” Family is crazy important to these two, and that was a major factor in their decision to postpone their wedding almost a year to avoid the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic. They couldn’t imagine celebrating without all of their family and friends present. Chris and I have said multiple times since their wedding that we want to remember the way these families treated their children’s spouses when our own little girls get married. We have already begun praying for our babies’ spouses, and we can only hope that they will be as easy to love as Kate and Kevin are.
These two had a record-setting bridal party for us – over 30 people including the flower girl and ring bearers! It’s easy to assume no one really has that many close friends, as family playfully ribbed them at their Cincinnati Art Museum rehearsal dinner. “Who has this many “very close friends”???” But spend any amount of time with this group, and you’ll immediately find that Kate and Kevin truly love and are loved by everyone who knows them. Kate and Kevin are both natural encouragers. Kate got emotional telling all of her bridesmaids how uniquely special they are to her, and Kevin spent his time looking out for everyone and making sure they were having fun. They even spent their whole wedding day thanking and checking in on US!
Kate and Kevin, you two have such a beautiful foundation for your marriage. It’s clear how much you respect and cherish each other immediately, and it’s no surprise that your kindness draws everyone you meet to each of you. We are so thankful to know you both and your sweet families! It was such a blessing to get to be a small part of your wedding day – thank you for trusting us with such precious memories!
Venue – The View at Mt. Adams
Planner – Elegant Events by Elisa
Florals – Courtenay Lambert Florals
Stationery – Poeme
Watercolor – Who Drew New York
Styling Mat – Elysian Market
Band – Soul Pocket
Shoes – Bella Belle Shoes
Cake – The BonBonerie
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