Like so many couples we feature on Over The Moon, Katerina Craft and and Brian Adam first met in college at St. Lawrence University, where they were both taking a class called “Mathematics of Art.” After dating for seven years, Brian proposed on the beach at the Country Club of Fairfield. “He wanted to do it on the 18th green after playing golf, but I had not interest in playing since it was 90 degrees outside,” Katerina explains. “The beach was a fitting ‘back-up’ spot.”
The back-up engagement site ended up being the venue they would ultimately choose for their October wedding. “It’s been the family’s club for decades,” she says. “It’s also where Brian proposed and where my parents were married, so it was meant to be!” Together with planner Ashley Douglass, the couple got to work on putting together their big day.
Wedding dress shopping was a bit serendipitous for Katerina. One day, while she was trying on dresses at L’Elite in Boston, she was about to leave the store when the owner let her know she had received a dress by accident that might work. “She brought out this Oscar de la Renta dress and everyone there was saying, ‘this is a perfect gown, you must try it on,’” Katerina recalls. “And they were right.”
As for the groom, he chose an Indochino suit and Hermès tie, while her bridesmaids were all dressed in Monique Luillier bridesmaid gowns.
The day of the ceremony, the couple headed to Greenfield Hill Church and tied the knot in front of friends and family. Katerina describes the ceremony as “short, sweet, and sentimental.” “My grandparents were married there on the same weekend, sixty two years ago.”
Then it was time for the reception at the Country Club of Fairfield, next to the water. “It was perfect,” the bride says. “It was like being at a destination wedding but at home.” Filet mignon and Chilean sea bass were offered during dinner, while the father of the bride, the best man, and the couple all delivered heartfelt toasts. When it came time for the first dance, the couple chose “That’s How Strong My Love Is” by Otis Redding. They were later joined by guests as their band, 45 Riots, played music, and as a late night treat, Martinez cigars were distributed later on. “The best part was during the main dancing time,” Katerina says. “Everyone was on the dance floor; guests of all ages. It was packed!”