Kate Parker and Chris Malloy

Bride and groom pose of a wedding portrait on a rocky NH beach
Beautiful overhead lighting above the wedding dancefloor in Hampton, NH
Kate's wedding gift to chris were cufflinks with a nautical map of where they met, and the GPS coordinates of where they married.
Custom made wedding and engagement rings with gold and diamonds
Wedding cocktail consisting of lemonade seltzer vodka mint leaves and blueberries
Kate's wedding day bouquet contains white and pale pink roses.
Containers of white roses and hydrangea were used as accents throughout the wedding
Friend and photographer Brian Adams officiated the ceremony.
Bride get emotional while writing her wedding vows as stylist Maura Gange works on her hair
Kate's eight-year-old son Zachary wears a Vineyard Vines bow tie to the wedding
Kate and Chris enjoy their first look in this photo
Kate and chris share a special moment before their wedding

August 6th, 2016
Hampton, NH

What happens when two event planners come together in life and love? For Kate and Chris Malloy, a perfectly beautiful wedding.

Kate is a longtime wedding and corporate event planner; Chris is a professional audio, video and lighting designer for political and corporate events. The two have known each other for many years; their engagement and wedding merged their businesses, professional expertise, and love for one another. “Being a wedding planner and a bride at the same time was stressful, but I had to just let go at some point,” admits Kate.

The couple got married at a friend’s oceanfront home in Hampton, NH. True to their event-planning backgrounds, Kate and Chris took charge of different aspects of the day. Kate coordinated colors (blue and gray), flowers (pulled together by a friend and former employee), tables and place-settings, good (sit-down dinner and cocktail hour) and their ceremony overlooking the ocean. Chris built the dance floor, designed the lighting and sound, and stepped in for Kate to address the last-minute questions the day of the wedding.

Despite a last-minute ceremony location change to better accommodate sunlight and outdoor photos, the day went according to plan.

“People expect you to be the happy bride,” laughs Kate. “But the event planner in you wants to know where the napkins are!”

-Written by Debbie Kane

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