More “Will they?” than “Won’t they?”

More “Will they?” than “Won’t they?” 1000 1498 adam Michaels

Kate and Brian first met in the fall of 2014 during their senior year at Boston College. Kate’s roommate, Maggie, asked Kate to join a coed intramural soccer team. Kate joined in the hopes of winning an elusive intramural championship. At the first game, Kate noticed a cute boy and asked Maggie if she knew his name. Maggie told her his name was Jerry. Kate stopped playing because she had to train for a marathon, but she still went to the games in the hopes of meeting this “Jerry.”


“Jerry” turned out to be Brian and he lived with many of Kate’s guy friends. Brian heard about Kate through his friends and invited himself to Kate’s 21st birthday party. They didn’t have a chance to talk, but Brian caught Kate’s eye with his fabulous dance moves.


When Kate turned 21, she went out with friends to a local BC bar. Brian was there and he and Kate got to talking…well Kate did all the talking. Kate asked Brian many questions about school, his life, and more but Brian didn’t reciprocate. Kate left the night thinking Brian “just wasn’t that into her.” Meanwhile, Brian returned to his dorm and told his friends he had a great conversation with Kate and was excited about where things were going.


One of Brian’s roommates told Kate that Brian was interested in her, so she invited Brian to the legendary “Classy Christmas” party at her BC mod. Brian was excited to get the invite and made sure to talk to Kate at the party. After winter break, Brian mustered up the courage to ask Kate on a date for Valentine’s Day. Kate accepted! Their relationship grew while spending time with their friends and enjoying their final months at BC.


In the spring of 2020, Brian was ready to propose to Kate. After speaking to her family, Brian had devised a plan to pop the question at Boston College. He had Kate’s youngest brother Keenan, then a sophomore at BC, ask Kate to attend the next BC hockey game because his a cappella group was selected to sing the national anthem. However, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the game was canceled. Undaunted, Brian came up with another plan. That Friday, March 13, 2020, Kate was at her apartment with Brian when Keenan texted Kate to ask her if she could pick him up to go to dinner together. Kate and Brian hopped in the car and drove over to BC. When they got close to BC, Brian suggested that they park and walk around campus to see all the chaos from campus closing early. That’s when Kate sensed something might be up! They parked on Linden Lane and walked to Bapst library, where Keenan was “studying.” Upon getting to the front of the library, Brian got down on one knee and popped the question. Kate said yes and they celebrated with family and friends all weekend!


The happy couple welcomed their guests with drinks at Felina Restaurant to get the weekend off to a great start! After Kate and Brian said their “I Do’s” at the beautiful St. Gabriel the Archangel Church, they kicked off the party in style at The Ridgewood Country Club! Their guests were welcomed into the Lounge during cocktail hour by the Around Town Entertainment jazz trio featuring a guitarist, pianist, and bass player! Then came the big celebration!


Kate and Brian entered into the Ridgewood Country Club’s Grand Ballroom to Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” getting the party started! Then the A-List Band played the classic “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” by Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons for Kate and Brian’s first dance! As the lead singer of the A-List Bad let the last note ring, Brain romantically dipped Kate finishing their beautiful first dance together as husband and wife. The two danced with their parents as the A-List Band played “My Girl” for Kate and her father’s dance, and played “My Wish” for Brian and his mother’s dance. All the guests enjoyed a delicious dinner in the Country Club’s Overlook room featuring a beautiful view of the golf course. Dessert was one of the best parts, of course! As Kate and Brian cut their wedding cake together, the A-List Band played “This Will Be An Everlasting Love” by Natalie Cole, which surely was the perfect song for the newlyweds. The happy couple and their family and friends all danced the night away celebrating the love of two lucky BC alumni!


Thank you, Kate and Brian, for celebrating your beautiful wedding with the A-List Band!