|These two are ever-enthusiastic costume-party-goers.|
Click here for 10 tips from Katie & Rob for planning a fun and memorable wedding. Click here to read all about their menu AND get the recipe for Katie's Flourless Chocolate Cake. The link to download a playlist of their favorite songs to get people dancing is right here. And finally, here is a link to the photo gallery - their wedding story in 20 pictures.
|Always last to leave the dance floor.|
Rob met Katie at a mutual friend's birthday party. He remembers, "At some point, Katie butted into the conversation . . ." and Katie chimes in, "And then Rob cornered me for the next 2 hours . . . We were talking about global poverty - which was why I didn't know I was being hit on!"
They go on to tell me that hope was nearly lost when Rob was seated far away from Katie at the sit-down dinner, and then Katie got an urgent call from a friend and rushed out of the party to help her out. But inexplicably, at 11pm, crisis averted, Katie felt she should go back to the party.
|Performing together in a cabaret revue.|
Their first date was at Boston's MFA, and everything just started falling into place. Katie moved in five months later. Rob says, "If we hadn't, it wouldn't have worked. Katie is a workaholic! I barely saw her while she was teaching. But the timing was fortuitous." Katie had just returned from traveling around the world, was about to start a new teaching job, and didn't have too much trouble getting out of her lease.
|Embarking on the dreaded raft trip.|
They had talked about marriage, but Rob wanted the proposal to be really romantic and meaningful for Katie. She grew up studying ballet and performing at the Lebanon Opera House in New Hampshire. They had a trip scheduled to see The Nutcracker, which one of Katie's childhood friends was choreographing. Afterwards, Katie planned to give Rob a tour of the wings and back stage. What she didn't know was that Rob had gotten her friends to set up a dozen roses, and flickering (non-flammable!) tealights on the stage. Katie says, "I'm gabbing about lighting boards, and Rob is suddenly, like, Come Here." They walked out on stage, Nutcracker snow gently falling, and Rob proposed to Katie in front of her closest friends.