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“You have such strength and fierce independence, that your choice to spend the rest of your life with me is the greatest honor I will ever receive,” Byron told Kathleen as he recited his vows while sniffles echoed throughout the 100 guests that were gathered at Pique Travel.
Byron’s lifelong family friend officiated their ceremony which was the focal point of Byron and Kathleen’s wedding day. She was there to tell personal stories and to hand them tissues when they needed to take a moment to pause.
Their family and friends laughed when Byron said, “I tried to play it cool, but I fell for you faster than you fall asleep on a school night.” I am sure fellow teachers can relate!
“You are the best possible cat dad to Ellie… You are my favorite person to do nothing with, to watch The Voice with and to do crosswords with,” Kathleen said in her vows to Byron.
Byron and Kathleen’s supportive parents were there as well giving their best words of wisdom and congratulations during the ceremony.
The weather was the “It hurts my face!” kind of cold with the harsh windchill in the single digits, but the gently falling snow made for a gorgeous backdrop in lieu of a typical brown November. The fireplace inside Pique Travel created a warm and cozy glow against the wood paneling for this intimate wedding.
Byron and Kathleen stood by the doors and greeted their guests as they arrived for cocktail hour before the wedding so each guest knew their presence was appreciated. After the ceremony, guests swayed to the jazz trio’s tunes, and sipped on local craft beer from Excelsior Brewing where Kathleen’s family are regulars.
When we needed a break from the cold during photos, we went in and enjoyed a beer at the brewery. Relaxed, thoughtful weddings that reflect the couple are my favorite. I am so grateful that Tony and got to be part of the day!