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How they meet and courted such long distances (Kevin is Irish):
Ok, well that can be a very long story. I will give you the short version!
We met in Chicago in January 2005, when we both worked for the same Consulting company (Accenture). Accenture hosts worldwide training in Chicago; Kevin came from London, I came from Seattle. We didn’t know each other that well during the training, but we met a mutual group of friends. I planned my first trip to Europe with that group of friends in May of 2005, and Kevin was “hosting” the trip in London and Ireland. I spent 10 days in London and Ireland with this group of friends and Kevin; our first kiss was on Kevin’s Dad’s boat near the Shannon river in Ireland, on May 22nd, 2005. We got married on May 22nd, 2010, exactly five years later. During those five years we mostly dated long-distance. We’d see each other every 3-8 weeks, and we’d take turns travelling to Seattle or London, or meeting somewhere fun like New York or Mallorca. We were lucky to have jobs that supported our travelling. We didn’t talk on the phone more than a few minutes per day, because of the 8 hour time difference, but relied on Instant Messenger and email for most of our communication. I moved to London with my company and lived with Kevin for almost a year. In the end, I knew I needed and wanted to live in Seattle. Kevin proposed in December of 2008, and finally moved to Seattle in 2009.
Photography: Sheila Addleman Photography
Venue, Food, and Cake: Mountain Home Lodge, Leavenworth Washington
Dress: Winnie Couture
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jim Hjelm (JLM Couture)
DJ: Brandon Ghorley
Hair and Makeup: Sequoia Leopold, My Flawless Tan and Makeup
Rings: Seattle Diamonds
Flowers: American Floral Distributors, arranged by Sarah Salter
Suit – Hugo Boss! (Kevin-I was also wearing Hugo Boss undercrackers and socks in case you want to include that!)
Decor: Bride and Groom
Ceremony Music: Grooms brother