Kate and Matt | Saybrook Point Inn
Its cold, about to be even colder here in New England, the ground is snow covered and it seems like this winter will never end. Well it will, it really will and just as it’ll be Spring in short order there will be Spring weddings and nothing can make me more hopeful and looking forward to this than looking back at Kate and Matt’s magical weekend this past May in beautiful Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
Their enchanting story as told by Kate and Matt:
” Matt and I both attended the University of Notre Dame, but we never met while students there. We had a ton of mutual friends and recently discovered that I interviewed him for an article in the student newspaper way back in 2004 (that article is now framed and hanging on our wall!). So, it is definitely strange that our paths did not formally cross until the fall of 2011. We met in Boston, where I was living there at the time and Matt was visiting for a work conference (he lived in NYC). He stayed for the weekend to visit with friends from Notre Dame (our mutual friends – the matchmakers!). They arranged a dinner at a restaurant called Temazcal on the waterfront, invited me, seated me next to Matt and the rest, as they say, is history!
For two years, our relationship was long distance. We travelled back and forth between New York City and Boston every single weekend. Sometimes, to make the trip a little bit shorter for each of us, we would meet exactly halfway between our two cities in a charming historic town on the Connecticut coast called Old Saybrook. We spent many weekends there exploring the nearby beaches, museums, vineyards, restaurants and attending Mass at St. John Church. When it came time to choose a location for our wedding, Old Saybrook was the obvious choice. We were married on May 17, 2014 – a clear-skied, sunny spring day despite the weather prediction for 95% chance of rain!
To us, the most important part of the day was the ceremony. So often today, the wedding seems to overtake the marriage, so we spent a lot of time with our priest – a dear friend of Matt’s family – working on the details for a memorable and meaningful ceremony. It really was just what we envisioned (including me crying through basically the whole thing – happy tears!). Given that we had family and friends coming from all over the world, we also wanted to make sure that people were able to get a taste of this special town and really enjoy themselves. A waterside venue, an awesome band, a rowdy crowd, beautiful speeches and a fun after-party helped bring together the celebrations in a way we’ll never forget.”
And one “we’ll” never forget, Kate and Matt. Congratulations once again to both of you!
Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale
from the Wedding Library, NYC
Hair: Amanda Ripley
Paper Goods Printing: French Press, LLC/Lighthouse Printing