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The readers of the CatholicMatch blog may recall a member story published back in August 2012, when the engagement of Chris and Kimmy, a devout Catholic couple from the Pittsburgh area, was announced. On the first Saturday of April, they were married. Chris and Kimmy were kind enough to send along photos of their wedding (with thanks to Randi Voss Photography) and the accompanying reception at Pittsburgh’s Heinz History Center.

Here are a few of the pictures, accompanied by excerpts from their original story. You can read the complete story of their engagement here

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“(Kimmy’s) father passed away six years ago and in Chris she sees not just the qualities of her dad, but even his mannerisms. “I never thought I’d find someone like Chris,” she said. “I believe my dad picked him out.Catholic singles

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 “She turned down my offer of a date no fewer than two times,” Chris recalled. “Or it wasn’t that she turned me down. She said ‘maybe’ or ‘hopefully.’ That discretion and discernment attracted me to her even more.”

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…they were back where it all began, at Mad Mex’s in the North Hills. On that first date, Chris had given Kimmy a pair of Penn State pom-pom gloves, in honor of her past as a PSU cheerleader. When they got back to the car…Chris told Kimmy he had something in the glove compartment for her. It was a pair of Pitt gloves. That’s not something you customarily give a Penn State fan or alum, but Chris was a Pitt fan so Kimmy, in his words, “tried to fake her excitement or appreciation at first.” But after she pulled the left-hand glove out of the console, there was an engagement ring waiting. “It seemed like the perfect way to offer my hand in marriage,” Chris said. (Editor’s Note: In the photo below, it’s Chris who makes the concession of dancing with the Nittany Lion mascot).

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“I thought it wasn’t for me,” Kimmy said with regards to online dating. “I was concerned about whether it was safe.” Kimmy had an aunt who encouraged her to try it, telling her niece that sometimes God wants to see you’re trying. It was Kimmy’s aunt who sought out an online venue, found CatholicMatch and in effect said “you’re doing this.”

Chris had similar doubts. “I was hesitant—skeptical even—that it would work for me.”

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6 Comments

  1. Dave-146273 May 11, 2013

    Very Nice.. thanks for sharing your story.

  2. Meesch-691047 May 11, 2013

    Congrats! God’s peace be with you in your new life together

  3. Sol-496426 May 11, 2013

    Congratulations on your marriage! God Bless you Abundantly!

  4. Anne-702606 May 12, 2013

    God bless you beautiful story.

  5. Kar-954059 May 13, 2013

    Thanks so much for sharing your special story. I’m going to ask my dad in heaven if he can pick a good man out for me too. I believe you dad did pick your husband out for you.

  6. Abonge-970342 May 13, 2013

    Congratulation on your marriage. May God continue to guide and bless you throughout your marriage life.

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