When we first met Kate + Kelly we asked them, what they bring out in each other. Their answer has always stuck with us as such a beautiful expression of love and partnership – something we could all learn from /
Kelly: Kate makes me feel like a more empowered and confident version of myself. She has helped me to trust myself more, fret less, take risks, and push through challenges. She also helps me to maintain a more grounded, calm and structured daily life.
Kate: Kelly brings out a greater sense of self-awareness in me. She encourages me to slow down and be more reflective, which has also allowed me to be more aware of my own emotions and express them more effectively in the context of our relationship and outside of it. Kelly also helps me to appreciate the natural world and see beauty all around me.
However, we both feel that we bring out silliness and joy in each other, while also giving each other an enormous sense of security and trust.
It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know you both. We hope to have the chance to learn so much more from you.
| Thanks to Crane Estate, Foret Design, Meghan Ireland, Fireside Catering, Rev. Irene Munro, Lindsay Griffith, Tada Beauty |
In lieu of programs, Kristen + Kara gave their guests this beautiful section of the decision by US Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy in Obergefell V. Hodges, June 26, 2015, two years and two days before their wedding. The day love won.
No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.
JOY AND JOY AND JOY AND LOVE AND LOVE AND LOVE.
Please stay tuned for so so so much more of this wedding. But for now, thanks to all who contributed in the making of these two incredible humans – the world owes you a huge debt.