WEDDING STYLE BLOG

Inspiration for the Long Island Bride

Kathleen and James

07.22.2018

Photography By Silverfox Photography

  • Date: Aug 22, 2018
  • Author: Ivette Manners
  • Category: Real Weddings   

At the suggestion of a good friend while on a beach vacation in Mexico, Kathleen reluctantly signed up on OkCupid to meet someone new. “She tried to persuade me by saying she was also online and there was no commitment if I didn’t like it,” says Kathleen. “At first, I told her I was totally against putting myself back out there and felt I was fine with being single for a little while longer, but once we returned from our vacation and the reality of being back in cold New York hit, I realized maybe I did want to see if there was any potential in the online dating world.” So, Kathleen made a profile, added her pictures, and waited. She received messages right away but was immediately uninterested. “I texted my friend to tell her that I had signed up, but it just wasn’t going to work out,” says Kathleen. When she told her she was only on it for 15 minutes, “she laughed and told me I clearly needed to give it more time.” Kathleen then went back to her computer and a minute later James messaged her. “The second the bubble came up with his photo and a message, I knew this was going to be something,” says Kathleen.

 

On one of their first dates, James took Kathleen to see her favorite singer Jason Aldean perform. “Going to country music concerts quickly became our thing,” says Kathleen. For their one year anniversary, James surprised Kathleen with a trip to Mohegan Sun to see Jason Aldean in concert. “We had front row  tickets to a VIP show before the concert!” says Kathleen. Prior to the VIP show, Jason’s assistant came around with index cards for a Q&A with Jason and his fans.

 

At the time, Jason and his wife Brittany were pregnant, so Kathleen’s question asked if they were going to find out the gender of their baby. “When Jason came out, I was standing right in front of him! He performed a few songs and when it was time for the Q&A they read my question.” Kathleen was so excited that she began recording it on her phone. Right after her question, Brittany came out on stage and told Jason she had a question, but needed his help to read it. They then read: “Kathleen, James wants to know if you’ll marry him.” Kathleen was so shocked that she had forgotten she was still recording. She rested her phone on the stage, turned and saw Jim down on one knee. “Of course, I shouted ‘yes’.”
 

Kathleen and James decided on a summer wedding, starting it off with their ceremony at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre. Kathleen wore an ivory Badgley Mischka mermaid gown and James stood beside her in a navy tuxedo from Foresto’s. After the ceremony, the couple celebrated their nuptials at Larkfield in East Northport.


“Our DJ from Silverfox Entertainment did a great job starting out our night with songs from the Rat Pack, then played music from the 80s, 90s, and current remixes,” says Kathleen. “At the end of the evening, they closed the party with ‘The Time of My Life’.” The photobooth was a nice addition to the reception. “The props were so funny and creative,” says Kathleen. “Everyone had a great time making memories.”

 

Guests were greeted by a donut wall featuring a variety of chocolate and vanilla donuts, all with blush-colored frosting dusted with gold, incorporating the two colors from their wedding palette as they exited the reception.

 

“One of our favorite parts of the wedding was the sparkler send off,” says Kathleen. “Our bridal party met us in the garden and it made the wedding feel magical. However, my most treasured memory of the day was our first dance. It was the first moment that day that I felt as though it was just he and I together as a married couple.”

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At the suggestion of a good friend while on a beach vacation in Mexico, Kathleen reluctantly signed up on OkCupid to meet someone new. “She tried to persuade me by saying she was also online and there was no commitment if I didn’t like it,” says Kathleen. “At first, I told her I was totally against putting myself back out there and felt I was fine with being single for a little while longer, but once we returned from our vacation and the reality of being back in cold New York hit, I realized maybe I did want to see if there was any potential in the online dating world.” So, Kathleen made a profile, added her pictures, and waited. She received messages right away but was immediately uninterested. “I texted my friend to tell her that I had signed up, but it just wasn’t going to work out,” says Kathleen. When she told her she was only on it for 15 minutes, “she laughed and told me I clearly needed to give it more time.” Kathleen then went back to her computer and a minute later James messaged her. “The second the bubble came up with his photo and a message, I knew this was going to be something,” says Kathleen.

 

On one of their first dates, James took Kathleen to see her favorite singer Jason Aldean perform. “Going to country music concerts quickly became our thing,” says Kathleen. For their one year anniversary, James surprised Kathleen with a trip to Mohegan Sun to see Jason Aldean in concert. “We had front row tickets to a VIP show before the concert!” says Kathleen. Prior to the VIP show, Jason’s assistant came around with index cards for a Q&A with Jason and his fans.

 

At the time, Jason and his wife Brittany were pregnant, so Kathleen’s question asked if they were going to find out the gender of their baby. “When Jason came out, I was standing right in front of him! He performed a few songs and when it was time for the Q&A they read my question.” Kathleen was so excited that she began recording it on her phone. Right after her question, Brittany came out on stage and told Jason she had a question, but needed his help to read it. They then read: “Kathleen, James wants to know if you’ll marry him.” Kathleen was so shocked that she had forgotten she was still recording. She rested her phone on the stage, turned and saw Jim down on one knee. “Of course, I shouted ‘yes’.”
 

Kathleen and James decided on a summer wedding, starting it off with their ceremony at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre. Kathleen wore an ivory Badgley Mischka mermaid gown and James stood beside her in a navy tuxedo from Foresto’s. After the ceremony, the couple celebrated their nuptials at Larkfield in East Northport.


“Our DJ from Silverfox Entertainment did a great job starting out our night with songs from the Rat Pack, then played music from the 80s, 90s, and current remixes,” says Kathleen. “At the end of the evening, they closed the party with ‘The Time of My Life’.” The photobooth was a nice addition to the reception. “The props were so funny and creative,” says Kathleen. “Everyone had a great time making memories.”

 

Guests were greeted by a donut wall featuring a variety of chocolate and vanilla donuts, all with blush-colored frosting dusted with gold, incorporating the two colors from their wedding palette as they exited the reception.

 

“One of our favorite parts of the wedding was the sparkler send off,” says Kathleen. “Our bridal party met us in the garden and it made the wedding feel magical. However, my most treasured memory of the day was our first dance. It was the first moment that day that I felt as though it was just he and I together as a married couple.”

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