Kaitlin & Nicholas

September 22, 2019Dublin, Ireland

How we met
College to Castle

It all started when Professor Moorhead told her Chapman University Group Comm. class, “sit next to someone you haven’t sat next to yet.” Kaitlin couldn’t part with her besties Michelle or Becky, of course, but the three of them could surely sit by someone new. Enter Nick. After just one hour, Kaitlin was smitten and quickly called dibs, boasting Nick would be her next boyfriend.

As fate would have it, Nick was spotted soon after at Kaitlin’s favorite college bar. Not wasting any time, she immediately went to chat him up. Nick, being the gentleman he is, asked if she would like a drink. She politely declined, prompting Nick to turn to the bartender, “two patron shots please.” As the night went on, the two hit it off and shared their first kiss. After the buzz of love and tequila had sunk in, Nick looked deeply into Kaitlin’s eyes and said, “you are so beautiful, Megan.” You’d think that was both the beginning and the end, but Kaitlin somehow found it endearing and gave Nick another chance.

Fast forward nine years later, we still don’t know who Megan is, but Kaitlin and Nick are happier than ever. They enjoy spending time with friends and family, cheering on the Steelers, binging on Netflix shows, and traveling together. From sharing a pint of Guinness in Ireland, to skiing the Colorado Rockies, to walking the Great Wall of China, and dipping their toes in the Baja California surf, they have shared many fun experiences and look forward to their next great adventure with all their favorite people. Slàinte! (cheers in Gaelic)

The Wedding

Sunday, September 22, 2019
Ceremony and Reception
Bellingham Castle
Castlebellingham, Co. Louth, Ireland
Other Events

First Drinks
Thursday, September 19, 2019
8:00 PM
The Temple Bar District
47-48 Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 N725, Ireland

Join us for a proper introduction to Ireland in Dublin's famed Temple Bar District. Described as the "bohemian quarter," this area is full of entertainment, restaurants, art, and pubs. It also leads the list of best places to hear Irish folk music.

Jameson Distillery Tour & Tasting
Friday, September 20, 2019
11:45 AM
Jameson Distillery Bow St.
Bow St, Smithfield Village, Dublin 7, Ireland

$20.50 per guest - It simply wouldn’t be a proper trip to Ireland If we didn’t have a booze-related activity before noon. A trip to the Jameson Distillery on Bow Street should do just fine. We’ve secured a group rate for the “Bow Street Experience,” which includes a 40-minute, fully-guided tour and comparative whiskey tasting. To book your spot, please RSVP by July 15th using the ‘RSVP’ button below and submit your payment ($20.50 per person) to Nick via Venmo (@NicholasIvorColl) or PayPay (nicholas.ivor.coll@gmail.com). Feel free to reach out with any questions (nicholas.ivor.coll@gmail.com).

Trinity College and The Book of Kells
Friday, September 20, 2019
3:00 PM
Trinity College Dublin
College Green, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin, Ireland

$15.75 per guest - Booze isn’t the only thing to soak up in Ireland. Shock your system by absorbing some knowledge and culture at Dublin’s historic Trinity College. We’ll tour the grounds, view The Book of Kells, and walk through the Trinity College Library, which Thrillest listed as the most beautiful sight to see in Ireland. To book your spot, please RSVP by July 15th using the ‘RSVP’ button below and submit your payment ($15.75 per person) to Nick via Venmo (@NicholasIvorColl) or PayPay (nicholas.ivor.coll@gmail.com). Feel free to reach out with any questions (nicholas.ivor.coll@gmail.com).

Rehearsal Dinner
Friday, September 20, 2019
7:00 PM
Guinness Storehouse
St James's Gate, Ushers, Dublin 8, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Our rehearsal dinner will be held at the World Famous Guinness Storehouse & Brewery. Our visit to Ireland's signature attraction kicks off with a tour of the Storehouse before we move to the Guinness Academy for dinner and a lesson on how to pour the perfect pint!

Powerscourt Gardens & Waterfall and Glendalough
Saturday, September 21, 2019
10:00 AM
Powerscourt House & Gardens
Powerscourt Demesne, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

$25-40 per guest depending on number of participants - How many people can say they’ve seen the highest waterfall in Ireland? You can, after we visit the Powerscourt Estate and Glendalough Valley. A coach will whisk us away from the Iveagh Garden Hotel in Dublin and take us to Powerscourt, which was listed by National Geographic as one of the top ten gardens in the world. From there, we’ll move along to the 6th century, monastic settlement of Glendalough to get our Medieval on, all before having you back in Dublin by supper. To book your spot, please RSVP by July 15th using the ‘RSVP’ button below. Prices will vary depending on how many folks attend, but the trip figures to cost $25-$40. Payment can be made via Venmo (@NicholasIvorColl) or PayPay (nicholas.ivor.coll@gmail.com) once final numbers are determined.

Wedding Party

Sara Baruch

Longest friend. Most likely to make an impromptu speech after a few dirty martinis.

Becky Coulter

College roommate and sorority sister. Most likely to freak everyone out at dinner by putting ketchup on EVERYTHING. "What, you don't put ketchup on your cake?"

Rochell "Ro" Domingo

Former Co-worker from Panda. Most likely to call you over to the bar for a shot of J-Mo. "Shots, shots, shots, shots, Everybody!"

Christina Ghassemieh

Sorority sister and fellow former Chapman cheerleader. Most likely to leverage her legendary hair-flips to upstage you on the dance floor.

Sam Johnson

High school friend and “wife” on Facebook. Most likely to critique the wine selection. "Where’s the pinot noir?"

Chelsea Kan

Sister-in-law. Most likely to become your new best friend and pull you aside for a selfie.

Justin Kan

Little brother. Most likely to surprise you with a hilariously inappropriate joke. "Did you hear the one about the priest and the rabbi?"

Lyle Matthew Kan

Big brother. Most likely to tell you he’s Kaitlin’s younger brother. "...but I really look like I could be, right?"

Michelle Wright

College Roommate and sorority “big” sis. Most likely to use WebMD to misdiagnose a headache as a terminal illness.

Matt Butkovich

Cousin and lifelong friend. Most likely to tell you his homemade beer is better than whatever swill you’re drinking.

Matt Garbutt

College friend and fraternity brother. Most likely to be best-dressed at the wedding if he didn’t have to wear one of the atrocious groomsmen suits Nick picked out.

Scott Gump

Lifelong friend. Most likely to tell you about his motorcycle-riding glory days and his cat and how that's definitely not a weird combination at all.

Manny Herrera

College friend and roommate. Most likely to ask you to call him Manuel, please. Step into his name preference nightmare, the water is warm.

Mike "Bear" Kennedy

College friend and fraternity brother. Most likely to take his shirt off at the reception.

Tyler Ludwigson

Former roommate and cocktail buddy. Most likely to critique your haggard watch. "Seriously, is that a Timex?"

Colby McCullough

College friend and fraternity brother. Most likely to pour you a welcomed shot of brown liquor before sharing an unwelcomed quip about the Dallas Cowboys.

Rick Michelmore

College friend and fraternity brother. Most likely to sneak a country song into the reception set list. He belongs to the drinking class.

Matt O'Leary

Cousin and fraternity brother. Most likely to leverage the ENTIRE dance floor in an epic dance battle with a shirtless Bear Kennedy.