Kate Doose & John Gay

Kate Doose & John Gay

This couple met while celebrating a mutual friend’s successful finish of their first marathon. John asked Kate if she would join him for dinner and the pair spent their first date getting to know one another at The Porch on Henderson. Two and a half happy years later, they took a trip to California’s wine country for a little adventure and relaxation.  A morning of zip lining through the Redwood forest led to a picnic at Bodega Bay and a stroll through Bodega Head State Park. John suggested they walk out to the edge of a cliff and watch the waves crash below. Kate took in the beautiful view before turning around to find John on one knee.

Once engaged, they set their sights on an elegant and simple wedding. Their ceremony at Royal Lane Baptist Church and reception at The Room on Main perfectly complimented their vision. Kate selected flowers in bright summer colors to pair with her favorite shade of purple and let the beautiful architecture and candle light provide a the romantic ambiance.

When looking back on their perfect day, Kate remembers her secret last dance with John as one of her favorite moments. The couple asked all of their guests to step outside and prepare for an exit parade while they stayed behind to enjoy one last song. “After all the hustle and bustle of the day, we really savored being alone as husband and wife.”


Ceremony Site: Royal Lane Baptist Church

Photographer: Absolute Photography

Stationer: Carlson Craft

Bridal Gown Designer: Mori Lee

Bridal Gown Retailer: Circle Park Bridal

Hair & Makeup: Tru Salon

Groom’s Attire: Jos A Bank

Bridesmaid Dresses Designer: Mori Lee

Bridesmaid Dresses Retailer: Circle Park Bridal

Flowers: En Fleur

Reception Venue: The Room on Main

Wedding & Groom’s Cake: Delicious Cakes

Caterer: CN Catering

Entertainment: CB Entertainment