Katie Couric tweeted this photo in the aftermath of her Saturday wedding festivities in the Hamptons. She’s finally married John Molner after a two-year engagement. Katie looks glowing and gorgeous, and her Chantilly halter-style wedding dress sets off her joy perfectly. This is the second time that Katie has travelled down the aisle. Her first husband, Jay Monahan, died of colon cancer in 1998. Katie said that she tried to keep this wedding simple because it’s her second one. She said, “This is not my first rodeo,” which is hilarious. The wedding still sounds pretty fancy by civilian standards:
Katie Couric married fiancé John Molner in an intimate ceremony in East Hampton, New York, on Saturday.
The couple, who got engaged last September after dating for two years, tied the knot in the backyard of Couric’s home in front of 50 friends and family.
“We wanted to keep the wedding just very low-key,” Couric, 57, told PEOPLE before the wedding. “This is not my first rodeo so I didn’t want to go too crazy and neither did John.”
The ceremony, which Couric says had “traditional touches,” featured readings by Molner’s children, Allie and Henry, as well as Couric’s daughters with late husband Jay Monahan, Ellie, 22, and Carrie, 18. Couric’s youngest daughter also sang for the couple, Molner’s nieces were flower girls and there were two ring bearers.
The bride wore an ivory beaded and embroidered Chantilly lace halter gown by Carmen Marc Valvo that she’d finally decided on just one week before the wedding.
And bucking with tradition, she’d asked her groom to help her make the final decision. “I hope this isn’t bad luck but I actually tried it on for him,” she admitted. “I tried on a number of dresses and I was so busy, I had a crazy spring.”
Over the past couple of months, Couric wrapped up her talk show, embarked on her new role as a Yahoo! News Global Anchor, released a documentary, Fed Up, and celebrated her daughter Carrie’s high school graduation.
In fact, she was so busy that Molner, 51, ended up involved in a lot of the wedding planning.
“I call John ‘Groomzilla!’ ” Couric said. “We’re a very modern couple.”
Ahh, yes. The whole “don’t let the groom see the wedding dress” tradition is still alive and well. I’m glad Katie bucked that trend. Whenever women go crazy about not letting their grooms see their dress before the wedding, I always think of Charlotte’s two weddings on SATC. She had the perfectly executed nuptials with her “prince,” but the marriage was a disaster from the very beginning. Then Charlotte married bumbling Harry, and the wedding was a mess. He even had problems stomping the glass, but their union was lasting. Bah, tradition. Congrats to Katie and John!
Photos courtesy of Katie Couric on Twitter, Getty & WENN