Matt Peacock and Kate Casey met in 2012, on the first day of school at Boston College, where they lived in the same dormitory. Matt proposed in November 2020. “As it was the depths of COVID lockdown, Matt got creative and decorated the roof of our house in Houston to be a lovely, intimate, flower-covered proposal spot,” said Kate.
The couple married in August 2022 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, with Michael Wenyon officiating. “He’s one of our best friends,” said Kate. “And it was his first time officiating. He did a fantastic job! We’ve been together for nearly a decade, and it was so special to have our good friend perform the ceremony in a place that means so much to Matt.” The bride’s grandfather said a few words, as did the groom’s aunt, Connie Shriner. “We said our own vows,” said Kate. “And I’m so glad we did.”
The Tulip Tree designed the reception flowers, as well as the bride’s bouquet of cascading calla lilies. Please Be Seated provided the seating, and The Downtown Band played for dancing. Kristen Winston catered the dinner, Dessert Designs created the cake and Jayne Bubis organized the event. The couple made a surprise entrance by popping up through the piano riser on the stage.
There was only one glitch on the perfect day. The morning of the wedding, Kate realized she had left her bridal shoes in Houston. “One of my aunts combed every mall in Nashville to find me a very similar pair right before the ceremony,” said Kate.
After a wedding trip to Germany and Portugal, the newlyweds returned to their home in Houston, where Kate works in private equity and was named to Forbes’ 30 under 30 list and Matt, who has a master’s degree from Rice University, is an investment banker. Their parents are Kathryn Casey of Austin, Texas, and Nancy and Mark Peacock of Nashville.