Saturday, October 13, 2012

Katie & Patrick's Wedding

Katie and Patrick's September 1st wedding, in New Castle, New Hampshire was so special, beautiful and memorable. We loved being part of their celebration weekend.

Andrew and Pat were college roommates, played soccer together and have been BFF's ever since. We met Katie, Pat's high school sweetheart, earlier this year, and fell in love with her too. They really are a perfect pair. You can feel the love when you're around them, and their happiness can't help but make you happy. 

The wedding venue, Wentworth by the Sea Hotel and Spa, was a gorgeous setting. The hotel has so much charm, overlooking the sea (did the name give it away?), and a beautiful country club.

The garden gazebo, perfect for their outdoor ceremony. 

The soon-to-be newlyweds on rehearsal day with niece Callie. 

Me and my love, 7+ years. 

The sun was beaming high in the sky on their big day. I love the look on a groom's face when we see's his bride approaching. I think it's my favorite moment.

Here comes the stunning bride!  

Katie's brother Tyler, performed the ceremony. I don't think there was a dry eye in the place - it was a very touching ceremony, with so much love from both the bride and groom's families. It was easy to see how close they are, and how happy both family's are to be joined together by Katie and Pat's marriage. Like it was always meant to be. 

Sealed with a kiss! 

The McKallagat's, such a sweet family. Pat's brother Dan won the award for greatest best man speech. 

Pat's sister Kate (one of now 3 Kate McKallagat's), sang "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri. It was a special moment in their ceremony. I just love Kate - she's the type of person you could become instant friends with. I wish we lived near all of them. 

The colors and flowers in this wedding were simply gorgeous! 

Adorable Sadie, always smiling and running around. 

What a handsome wedding party! Especially the guy all the way on the left. I wonder if he's taken :)

Look at these cutie pies! 

I got to hold Callie while some photos were taken. Just look at that face - and all that tulle! Can you stand it? 

I managed to get a couple photos with my handsome groom. I do love him in a suit and tie! 

Speaking of suits, these two make me laugh. Yes, they are standing awfully close to one another, but if you know Pat, you know how much he loves his friends, and a shot like this is not that unusual. Andrew was thrilled to be a groomsman in his wedding. Our joy was bittersweet, as we said goodbye to Pat as he moved back to Massachusetts to be with his new bride and to be near their families. Who can blame them? 

Pat was full of romantic gestures for his wedding. He had their names and wedding date embroidered into his custom suit [swoon]. So sweet! 

The happy couple made a grand entrance at the reception - it was time to celebrate!

We partied with our Canadian friends, John and Jen.

Scott and Becky.

Dusty from Jersey and Nate from Massachusetts.

These guys all went to college and played soccer together. A good group of guys, all "grown up" now (for the most part). Hard to believe how quickly the years fly by and life changes. 

A Roberts Wesleyan College reunion. It was so much fun catching up and spending time with this group for such a special occasion. Good times and great memories with some wonderful friends. 

Yep, they smashed cake in each others face. Katie and Pat, we were absolutely honored to be part of your wedding and we love you both so much! We love your families too. Thank you for including us and for being the awesome couple that you are. We can't wait to see you again! Please come visit. Soon. The guest room is ready.

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