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Julia Whaley Kiefer-Patrick Donnelly Corrigan

Published: October 19, 2016 12:00 AM
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Julia Whaley Kiefer and Patrick Donnelly Corrigan were united in marriage August 6, 2016, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Northampton, Mass. The ceremony was officiated by The Rev. Michael Corrigan, father of the groom.

The bride is the daughter of Jay and Mary Whaley Kiefer of Hudson, Ohio.

The bridegroom is the son of Michael Corrigan and the late Patricia Vallone Corrigan of Colrain, Mass.

The bride was escorted by her father Dr. Jay Kiefer. She wore an antique white dress with a shirred strapless bodice and sweetheart neckline. The full A-line skirt was made of layers of tulle, and soft tulle covered her shoulders. She wore an heirloom pearl bracelet that had been a gift from her late grandfather to her grandmother. She had a crown of flowers in her hair under a full length veil.

The bride carried a loose bouquet of snapdragons, ferns astilbe, cosmos and dahlias.

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Ceremony music was provided by Grant Moss, organist of St. Paul's.

Emily Kiefer of Lakewood, Ohio, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor and Laura Kiefer of Washington D.C., sister of the bride, served as maid of honor.

The bridesmaid was Anny Chen of San Francisco, Cal., college friend of the bride. The flower girl was Avery Stotler of Westfield, N.J., cousin of the bridegroom.

James Corrigan of New York City, brother of the bridegroom, was best man.

Groomsmen were Samuel Corrigan of Fort Washington, Md., brother of the bridegroom; Daniel Corrigan of Los Angeles, Cal., cousin of the bridegroom; and David Erickson of Lowell, Mass., childhood friend of the bridegroom.

The reception was immediately following the ceremony at Hotel Northamton in Northampton, Mass.

As the wedding was out of town for all of the guests, the bride and bridegroom were thrilled to have so many family and friends join them from across the country and England. The bride's grandmother, Patrica Whaley from Broadview Hts., Ohio and the bridegroom's grandfather, Pasquale Vallone from Freehold, N.J., were guests of special honor.

The bride is a 2005 graduate of Hudson High School in Hudson, Ohio; a 2009 graduate of Smith College, Northampton, Mass; and a 2014 graduate of Boston College of Law. She is employed as associate litigation counsel for Fidelity National Financial, New York, NY

The bridegroom is a 2003 graduate of Avon Old Farms in Avon, CT; 2008 graduate of Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, with a Master's degree in Architecture, Parsons School of Design. He is employed as a architectural designer and project manager at Robert A.M. Stern Architects in New York City.

The couple honeymooned in London and Oxford, England and now reside in Astoria, Queens, NY.

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