Hi friends! Thanks for giving me time to breathe and catch up after the most amazing weekend. We spent all day yesterday soaking it all in and reflecting on all the fun we had and how lucky we are.
I have a selection of sneak peek photos from our amazing photographer, Sarah Cramer Shields of Cramer Photo. My hope is to tell you a little bit about the weekend festivities before and after the wedding over the next few days and go into a more detail about the ceremony and reception when we’re on our honeymoon in two weeks and I have many more photos to share!
I don’t know where to begin, so I suppose I’ll start from the beginning, going back to Friday. My sister and her family as well as my parents arrived to town. I was nervous with anticipation up to that moment and once they arrived, I was able to relax a bit more.
On Friday night I hosted a cocktail party so our immediate families could mingle. This is the only photo I have – the flowers I bought for the table that afternoon! I had a spread of appetizers and drinks for everyone and we had pizza for dinner later that night.
Saturday morning we did last minute organizing, and I went on a fast run with my brother-in-law Matt. Then we walked downtown for lunch at Brasserie Saison.
The cousins had a great time making each other laugh!
On Saturday afternoon we caravanned out to Thomas’s parents’ house for a rehearsal and party.
T’s mom had heavy hors d’oeuvres catered by Laura Fonner (the chef at Duners!), and everything was amazing. Her cheese board was incredible, and she made a pimento cheese spinach + artichoke dip that was out of this world!
Merriment was had by all 🙂
T has the best group of guys!
And so do I : )
Our moms love each other too and couldn’t stop smiling.
On Saturday night we went out with a group to the Fitzroy. A bunch of friends came by to celebrate! I sipped this cocktail, but I didn’t have much or stay out too late so I could get my beauty rest.
(Shout out to Dave and Maggie, who reported they discuss our blog posts over dinner! Ha!)
I said goodbye to Thomas, who was staying with a friend downtown and made my way home to bed. It was sad saying goodbye, but we didn’t want to see each other until I walked down the aisle, so we knew it’s what we had to do.
The next day was magical, and I can’t wait to tell you more about it! One thing’s for sure: we had the most epic weather all weekend, and I could not be more thankful for that!
Erin m. says
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says
I really couldn’t be for happy for you. Reading this post put a smile on my face!
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
Seems like such a special wedding weekend balanced with a relaxed vibe. Congratulations
So happy for you both!!! And I LOVE the way you did your hair for your special day. It looks so soft and romantic!
It looks like it was a gorgeous wedding! Can’t wait to hear more about it!
You both look ridiculously happy!!! CONGRATULATIONS to you both!! so happy you had a great weekend and great weather to go with it. Can’t wait to hear about it!
Priscilla McInnis says
You are glowing!! You make such a sweet couple and you both look so happy, so happy for you all!
Long time reader here, & rare(if ever?) commenter. I just wanted to ‘speak up’ and congratulate you and Thomas. Love is worth celebrating. Congratulations!
Congratulations! All the best to Mazen, you and T!
Greetings from Munich, Germany!
I am so freakin happy for you!!!!!!
Carrie this fit chick says
You look incredible!! I’m so happy for you two!
That food spread is incredible- Can I get in on that too? 😉
Congratulations-you looked gorgeous and happy!
You look amazing. That dress is to die for. And most importantly, you both look very very happy. I wish you years of happiness.
Meg Z says
That b & W of you and T at the end is a framer for sure – you look so lovely and so happy. A huge congratulations to you, Kath!
Congratulations! Wishing you all much love, happiness, and health
Andrea @ French Pressed Kitchen says
Love everything! You look so pretty!
Thank you for sharing! <3 I love the way you smile and look at each other – love the way you look at him in the 2nd to the last photo. Also really digging the dress! 🙂 Wishing you many years of happiness!
YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful!! Congrats! Love always wins.
Congratulations! You look stunning!
Long time reader here (but never commented). I just wanted to say I am so glad you found your happily ever after 🙂 You were a gorgeous bride and the way you two look at each other is priceless! Congrats!
Best wishes to you and your family!
You both look genuinely happy, relaxed and so in love. And can we discuss how adorable Mazen is. Congratulations! I’m happy for you!
Oh, I love this! So many congratulations!
I want to echo the comment above – these pics are stunning and you do look so happy and in love and relaxed. Congratulations!
Katie Toomey says
I cannot get over how handsome your little man Mazen looks 🙂 What a gentleman! And you look happier than ever. Congratulations!
Congratulations! Beautiful photos-thank you for sharing.
The sheer joy you both have is radiating right through the screen and we didn’t need that beautiful early October weather for it. Congrats (I say mazal tov in my tradition so that too).
One other thing–other than the beauty that exists in your entire family and especially you two, Tom and Kath–I haven’t seen too many wedding pictures of “mature” people in their mid 30s but you two just seem “different” in the pictures than most. And that also is evident and wonderful to see. I hope the two of you bottle up that love and joy and keep drinking from it forever! 🙂
Thank you <3
Magazine worthy pics! And your mom is STUNNING in that teal dress where she’s posing with lil Mazie cakes. 🙂
Amy Stephens says
Been reading your posts for many years and I have never left a comment. Congrats to you both! Your pictures look lovely and you both look so happy. Wish you all the best.
Thank you for doing your blog, I love to pop into your website while at work for a break.
Congratulations!!! I’ve been following your journey since the way beginning and really couldn’t be happier for you! I feel like you’re one of my friends and to see you happy is amazing. 🙂
Long time reader, infrequent commenter. Just wanted to say congratulations! You both look so happy and it looks like you had a really fun celebration.
Janet Jones says
Congratulations, I love your Blog and enjoy looking at your pictures.
Enjoy a happy healthy life!!! Cheers!!
Congratulations! You looked stunning!
faith Levine says
Congrats darling! You were absolutely radiant and gorgeous, as usual. Especially love that last picture!
Simply beautiful. You. The flowers. Your dress. Looking forward to more pictures.
Paula Jameson says
So so sweet. It brought a tear to my eye
So lovely!!! My heart is bursting for you too! Congratulations!
Congrats! Looks like the happiest, most beautiful day!
Karen H says
Lovely in every way! So happy for both of you!!!
Thanks for giving us a sneak peak! Your photos are beautiful!
CONGRATULATIONS!! Everything looks beyond beautiful, I’m so happy for you. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Kim from MN says
So happy for you! What a gorgeous wedding – i love the flowers! (I have a history as a floral designer, so I am always checking out the stems on brides! Not legs! LITERAL stems! lol) Congrats! I can’t wait to read the big recap.
You are stunningly beautiful! I wish you both years of happiness and good health together. I love the lipstick color you are wearing. Can you tell me what color it is?
Thanks! I believe it’s Sparkling Rose by Mary Kay. My BFF Lauren did my make-up for the wedding.
Congrats Kath, Thomas and Mazen. You look radiant and so happy. Thank you for sharing your day. Wishing you all, years of happiness and laughter.
Hey Kathy and Thomas…Congratulations! Thank you very much Thomas to make our Kath’s life so beautiful.
Kelli @ Hungry Hobby says
I’m just catching up, but WOW everything was perfect, you looked STUNNING!! Many congratulations to you and Thomas! You look so happy together 🙂