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Though Katharine + Kyle’s wedding might have been short(er) on the details we’re used to seeing on blogs and in magazines, it was full of the most important stuff: LOVE. Kyle’s two brothers and Katharine’s sister and best friend gave fabulous (hilarious) toasts, and there was not a dry eye in the house during Katharine’s heartfelt toast to her Dad and subsequent father-daughter dance.

There were a few details, though! The baby’s breath centerpieces Lara artfully arranged (with blooms from Fifty Flowers), and the candelabra and linens from Festive Occasions were all that were needed to set the Harvard Club of Boston off to its best advantage. Programs, escort cards, and table numbers were put together (for a great rate!) by 2bSquared on Etsy.

Love, details… but what about fun? Yep, there was PLENTY of that. Seven months later, my boyfriend is still talking about the insane dancing that went down at K + K’s reception. I’m sure guests are still talking about the funfetti-esque cake, too, a special request from the groom that was masterfully executed by Montilio’s Bakery. But my most memorable moment? Singing along to “American Pie” at the tail end of the reception, ringed in a circle around Katharine + Kyle with the rest of the guests. Magical? Yes, indeed.

Huge thanks to A Bryan Photo for these fabulous photos that truly capture all of the emotion. Check back tomorrow for a post from Katharine with a few things she learned from her wedding!

P.S. New reader? Check out this post for links to all the posts Katharine and I co-authored during her engagement!

A few last words from Mr. Gibler, the groom:

What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? My high school friends singing our St. Xavier alma mater. (We went to an all-boys high school. Don’t judge us.)
Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase/verse/or line? Yes, we did write our own vows… some sooner than others. Rumor has it Katharine started working on her vows several months before the wedding. I hashed mine out a few minutes before the ceremony. She cried, so it was all good.
What was Southern about your wedding? The bride. And her Southern lawyer father.
What advice would you give to someone planning their wedding? In the (censored) words of Ludacris: “Move. Get out [of] the way.” Translation: let the bride plan everything, and do whatever she says.
Who was your most honored guest at the wedding? My ninety-four-year-old Grandma Busam. (Just don’t tell Grandma Gibler!)
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? Eight months later, I’m looking forward to finally taking my wife on our honeymoon, which we had to delay because of my med school schedule. I’ve planned a trip to the Western Caribbean… and gotten Kat plenty of seasickness medication.

emily Written with love by Emily
11 Comments
  1. avatar megan beth reply

    Amazing wedding. Loving all the details from this elegant wedding…and I just adore that image of her singing to her father!

  2. avatar Natalie Norton reply

    Timeless. Beautiful. Joyful. Love it!

  3. avatar Kate reply

    I just have to say….best real wedding interview ever. Thanks, Kyle! And the wedding was beautiful, of course.

    • avatar Katharine reply

      You are so sweet, Kate! Kyle is going to be happy to hear at least someone was pleased his interview… :) He’s a ham! Hope to see you again soon, Mrs. Seely.

  4. avatar Plum Pretty Sugar reply

    This wedding looks so classy and elegant!

    xo

  5. avatar So Long, Farewell: Katharine Says Goodbye « Southern Weddings Magazine reply

    […] And then there was that time I got married. As much as I dreaded the planning process and prided myself on being an atypical bride, I have to admit my wedding day was, in fact, the best day of my life. See our official posts on the wedding here, here and here. […]

  6. avatar Meredith reply

    Oh, my! So dreamy- what a lovely day!

  7. avatar Mackenzie reply

    I love her dress! Does anyone know who the designer is?

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Mackenzie! Katharine wore the gorgeous (and perfect for her!) “Blakely” by Amsale.

  8. avatar Real Wedding: Caitlin + Charlie, Part II « Southern Weddings Magazine reply

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