“I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance, a church filled with family and friends. I asked him what kind of wedding he wished for, he said one that would make me his wife” – Author Unknown (quote from the Dugas wedding program)
On July 16th, 2010 my best friend Kate married her love, Matt Dugas!! Kate made a BEAUTIFUL bride! First, I must tell a little bit of the backstory behind their wedding…Kate was planning a huge Halloween themed wedding for October 29th, 2010 but changed her plans in June after her and Matt bought a home. Once they had the home closing she was pretty eager to move in, so they decided to push up the wedding date so she could do so. With the help of her sisters, her wedding was planned in just over a month! I’m so proud of her for making it happen. It may not have been the huge wedding she had dreamed of as a child or even when she first got engaged, but it was perfect in every way. Just their closest family and friends were there taking part in it and I can honestly say it was just a heartfelt celebration of love, and that’s really what it is all about!
The ceremony took place at St. Mary’s church in Sewickley, Pa. I had never been to the small church before and I must say it was just darling! White roses in long vases lined the pews up the aisle while white and red roses adorned the alter. Each bridesmaid (Her 4 sisters, Matt’s 2 sisters, and her 2 sister-in-laws) wore one of their own personal black dress and carried white calla lilies.
Kate was beaming as she was escorted down the aisle by her father, Len. She carried a bouquet of beautiful red black magic roses. Her gown was so sparkly and unique – just like Kate! She really did look stunning! One thing is for sure, she was one of the happiest brides I’ve ever seen 🙂
When it came time for vows, Matt went first and Kate followed. Now I’ve known Kate since we were in 1st grade so I can tell you this much…she is not a cryer, especially over boys – haha! I about lost it when I could hear her choked up as she recited her traditional wedding vows.
It was nice to get to spend some time with Kate at the reception. She shared with us her unique shoes that were pretty much designed for her style and personality! We also got to check out her brand new bling 🙂
As the night went on the dance floor heated up! We all had so much fun dancing the night away!
My sister Katie and Kate’s brother Ted (they are married!) dancing with their unborn baby boy “Teddy”
I will end by posting some other pictures from the night…