2017-08-31 / Personalities

Kaitlin Elizabeth Haughey weds Nicholas Charles Carden August 5

Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Charles Carden Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Charles Carden Kaitlin Elizabeth Haughey and Nicholas Charles Carden of Naples, Florida, exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double-ring ceremony on Saturday, August 5, at five o’clock in the afternoon at St. Luke’s Chapel in Charleston, S.C. Father Robert O’Connell of Summerville, S.C., officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Ann Haughey and Robert Haughey of Washington.

The bridegroom is the son of Randee Gallo of Chicago, Illinois, and Douglas Carden of Richmond, Virginia.

The front doors of St. Luke’s were adorned with wreaths of eucalyptus. Inside matching altar urns held beautiful garden roses and hydrangeas. Hydrangeas were also used to mark the pews.

Programs were given out by Jackson and Samuel Braden of Charleston and cousins of the bride, Logan and Faith Griffin of Washington.

A program of music was presented by the Palmetto Strings Duo of Charleston. Selections included Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by Bach for the seating of the mothers and Minuet, also by Bach, for the wedding party processional. The bride entered to the strains of Pachelbel’s Canon in D. Allegro from Spring from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi was the recessional.

The strings also accompanied the vocalist as she sang “Responsorial Psalm” following the first reading from the Book of Genesis by Rebecca Zaro of Malvern, Pennsylvania, and her vocal offering of the “Memorial Acclamation” following the second reading from the Book of Romans by the bride’s mother. Father O’Connell offered the Gospel reading.

Mr. Carden served as his son’s best man. Groomsmen were Mitchell Agee and Jay Smith of Charleston, Ryan Repic of Atlanta, and Nathan Williams of Greenville, S.C. Allen Umbarger of Washington, D.C., and Brett Vigrass of Charleston served as ushers.

Courtney Haughey Brown of Atlanta was her sister’s matron of honor. She wore a Joanna August design in the color of Dreamweaver

Bridesmaids were Lizzie Keen of Washington, Karen Simon and Lindsey Griffin of Charleston, and Rebecca Leach of Knoxville, Tennessee. They also wore the Joanna August design in Dreamweaver, but each had its own chosen style and neckline. All the attendants carried bouquets of hydrangeas and garden roses.

Landon Brown of Atlanta, nephew of the bride, and Simon Thomas of Virginia, cousin of the bridegroom, served as ring bearers.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride was stunning in her ivory Ivy and Aster sleeveless gown fashioned of lace.

Her cathedral-length veil was by Lee Ann Belter.

She carried a clutch bouquet of garden roses, peonies, and anenomes.

Of sentimental value to the bride was the pearl and ruby ring she wore. The ring was a gift to her mother from her parents on her 16th birthday and was also worn by the bride’s sister, the matron of honor, at her wedding. The bride also had a sixpence in her shoe.

For her daughter’s wedding, Ms. Haughey chose a floral lace tealength navy dress accented with a crystal sash.

The bridegroom’s mother, Ms. Gallo, chose a champagne lace tealength design.

Each carried a tussie mussie of garden roses, and succulents with a touch of lavender added to the bridegroom’s mother’s flowers.


Following the ceremony the bride’s family entertained at a reception in The Cedar Room at The Cigar Factory in Charleston.

Bouquets of hydrangeas and garden roses graced the tables, overlaid in white floor-length cloths.

As guests arrived, they viewed the beautifully-displayed wedding cake. The three-tiered white confection, adorned with a simple cluster of flowers, featured flavors of lemon-raspbery, red velvet, and chocolate and peanut butter.

Guests enjoyed a delicious buffet from a variety of stations that featured shrimp and grits, sliders, meatloaf, vegetables, and desserts.

Entertainment for the evening was by the band, Steel Toe Stiletto of Greenville, S.C.

Following a wedding trip to Napa, California, Mr. and Mrs. Carden are residing in Naples, Florida, where she is a counselor in the Collier County School District and he is working for the Hertz Corporation. The couple has plans for a belated honeymoon trip to The Maldives.

Rehearal Dinner

Maria and Douglas Carden of Richmond, Virginia, were hosts for the rehearsal dinner at Mercantile and Mash in Charleston in honor of Katie Haughey and Nick Carden on the eve of the couple’s wedding.

For this occasion the bride-elect wore a two-piece floral maxi dress.

Lovely bouquets of roses and hydrangeas, arranged by Lizzie Keen, centered the tables.

Guests enjoyed a charcuterie board for appetizers before a dinner of beef tenderloin from the carving station with asparagus and fingerling potatoes.

During the evening the couple was honored with toasts by Douglas Carden, Courtney Brown, and Bob Haughey.

Guests included the wedding party, family, and friends.

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