were married last July in Sydney, Australia and came back to New York to celebrate with the American side of the family.
Kathryn was just as beautiful in her wedding gown as the first time she wore it (I know because I saw the video of their Sydney ceremony) as she and Ray were introduced to “Smokin’” by Boston. They shared a dance to their song, “Forever and For Always” by Shania Twain.
The Highlands was decked out in holiday splendor with a Christmas tree in the corner and pine branches over the fireplaces. The tables were decorated with tall candelabras, each with a red cardinal perching on it, and draped in snowflake garlands. The wedding cake was white covered in snowflakes and topped with a white bow.
That night was the first time we met Kathryn and Ray, but by the end of the night we learned their story. Ray took a job for 12 months in Sydney, where he met Kathryn on a cruise with mutual friends. Kathryn’s mom confided that she “knew right away” that he was the one.
These guests must have been primed for a celebration because they practically leapt to the dance floor. One of the stand out, surprising moments was a guest who crunked to “Find Your Love” by Drake.
The newlyweds were blessed with two amazing winter weddings, though the Sydney wedding didn’t have 18 inches of snow dumped on them only a few days before! They even imported their photographer to NY for the second wedding.
It’s always a challenge to plan at a distance, and the couple and their families did an amazing job planning from outside the country. Thanks so much for having us and Happy New Year!
Highlands Country Club