Actual Columbus Wedding_ Kathryn and Patrick McHugh

July 9, 2022 | Present and former medical college students on the market, and people near them, know the way hectic residency could be—which is why Kathryn (Anderson) and Patrick McHugh’s “how we met” story is so humorous.

“When Katy was in her first yr of residency, she determined it was time to satisfy the love of her life,” wrote Patrick on the couple’s marriage ceremony web site. “With the assistance of mutual associates (thanks Katie McHugh-Fort and Kelley Worstell for working collectively!), I lastly determined to make time from my busy schedule to go on a date with Katy—who had all of the free time on the planet as a first-year resident in drugs.”

In truth, that first date in the summertime of 2019 almost didn’t occur. Katy deliberate to cancel, as she had an ICU shift the next morning. Then she realized that Patrick had pushed from an out-of-state marriage ceremony—via a extreme thunderstorm, no much less—to make again in time, and she or he determined she “ought to most likely observe via on the date,” she says. She did, and over the next months, the 2 shortly fell in love.

In March of 2020, Patrick—who was residing together with his dad and mom on the time—took a visit to Germany. He was mid-flight over the Atlantic Ocean when the journey ban was introduced, so after ready within the Munich airport for a couple of hours, he flew again dwelling.

“My dad and mom, seizing this chance to kick me out of the home, knowledgeable me I used to be not allowed to return dwelling after being in Europe (for two.5 hours!), which resulted in me being homeless,” Patrick jokes, noting that his mom could present “alternate information” to that story.

Regardless of the case could also be, the consequence was that Patrick moved in with Katy. “We all know that if we may survive shifting in collectively throughout a pandemic, we may survive something as a pair,” she says.

Patrick proposed in December of that yr, luring her out of the home with a flowery dinner date so his sister may embellish the condominium with balloons, bubbly and chocolate-covered strawberries. “Pat isn’t a person of few phrases, however when it got here all the way down to the proposal, he utterly forgot what to say,” Katy says. Fortunately, she was capable of learn his thoughts, and stated “sure.”

Their marriage ceremony day, a yr and a half later, was deliberately crammed with private touches.

“We curated a really personalised marriage ceremony ceremony, which completely represented us,” Katy says. “The ceremony shared our love story, included humor, emphasised the significance of true partnership via the private vows we selected, and even included a studying from Parks & Recreation.”

That stage of private element carried into the reception, which included a primary dance to “Katy’s Track”—written by Pat quickly after their relationship started and recorded by him on Katy’s mom’s guitar. That was instantly adopted by a “first dance honorable point out” to Jimmy Buffet’s “Cheeseburgers in Paradise.”

“Rising up, Pat all the time believed that his dad and mom’ first dance track was ‘Cheeseburgers in Paradise,’ Katy says. “It wasn’t till he was 30 years outdated that he realized this was not really the case. In honor of this, I felt that ‘Cheeseburgers in Paradise’ could be an acceptable second dance track.”

Different noteworthy moments included the processional, which included a “flower dude” strolling down the aisle to an instrumental cowl of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball,” handing out long-stemmed roses and tossing petals from a small cooler. “He wore a hat with a mullet, which a minimum of half of the friends thought was actual,” Katy says. (It was not.)

The couple honeymooned in St. Lucia following their nuptials.


Photographer: Christy Beal Pictures

Planner: Crimson Letter Day Occasions

Ceremony and reception: Vue Columbus

Caterer and leases: Metro Delicacies

Cake: Alice’s Piece of Cake

Florist:SunflowerKate Florals; flowers donated to Stems for Seniors after the occasion

Music: Night time Music DJ

Stationery: Really Partaking (previously MagnetStreet) and Etsy

Transportation: Xtreme Limo

Lodging: Renaissance Columbus Downtown Lodge and Residence Inn Columbus Downtown

Rehearsal dinner: The Boat Home at Confluence Park

Bride’s apparel: Stella York robe and a veil from Wendy’s Bridal, footwear and equipment from Nordstrom

Bride’s hair and make-up: Hair by Lindsey Gilligan, make-up by Kendall Leigh Magnificence

Groom’s apparel: Swimsuit from Technology Tux

Rings: Scott’s Customized Jewelers

Bridesmaids’ and groomswoman’s apparel: Azazie and Birdy Gray robes

Groomsmen’s apparel: Fits from Technology Tux

Flower dude’s apparel: Personal apparel