September 22, 2019Newport, Rhode Island

Our Story
A little about us

Our love story began in the spring of 2008. While we grew up 30 minutes apart from each other in the Boston area, we met thousands of miles across the world in Rome, Italy while studying abroad our junior year of college. Upon our return to the States we started dating. We went the distance, committed to each other while living apart for our senior year of college and several years following - Kara attending the University of Southern California in Los Angeles before moving to New York City and Mike attending Trinity College in Hartford before moving to Boston.

When traveling to each other grew tired, we decided to travel together to a new home. On Valentine's Day, 2016 we moved west to San Francisco, California and have loved every minute of exploring this beautiful state together. On the Fourth of July, 2017, Mike proposed to Kara in Sausalito, California on a private perch overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Needless to say, there were fireworks - and it felt like they were just for us. ;)

We are excited to bring the celebration back east and welcome our family and friends to join us as we tie the knot in beautiful Newport, Rhode Island, a special place to us both. We can't wait to toast our marriage with you!

The Wedding

Sunday, September 22, 2019
4:00 PM
Attire: Formal
United Congregational Church
524 Valley Rd, Middletown, RI 02842, USA
The Chanler at Cliff Walk
117 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840, USA

4:00 PM Ceremony

5:00 PM Reception

Other Events

Welcome Drinks
Saturday, September 21, 2019
8:00 PM
Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina
1 Goat Island, Newport, RI 02840, USA

Please help us kickoff the celebrations by joining us for Welcome Drinks at the Waterfront Pavilion at Gurney's Newport, Goat Island on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 8:00PM.

Bon Voyage Breakfast
Monday, September 23, 2019
9:30 AM
The Chanler at Cliff Walk
117 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840, USA
Beach Day
Monday, September 23, 2019
11:30 AM
Easton Beach
Easton Beach, Rhode Island 02840, USA

Join us at 1st Beach / Easton beach, the public beach right in front of The Chanler, for a beach day if the weather is nice! BYO-Beach Supplies and we'll have extras on hand for out-of-towners!

Wedding Party – By When We Met

Meredith Larmie - Maid of Honor

28 years ago - her birth!

Emily Viano Hafera - Bridesmaid

26 years

Lily Fleskes Baker - Bridesmaid

24 years

Lauren Alliegro Doherty - Bridesmaid

24 years

Allie Whelan Berté - Bridesmaid

17 years

Renee Edgren - Bridesmaid

11 years

Cara Paladino - Bridesmaid

9 years

Jill Paladino - Bridesmaid

9 years

Wil Hartigan - Groomsman

24 years

Brian Gaither - Groomsman

24 years

Zach Croy - Groomsman

15 years

Andrew Knez - Best Man

15 years

Mike Power - Groomsman

15 years

Walter Fallas - Groomsman

14 years

Andrew Mortati - Groomsman

13 years