SCENE | The Milligans are wed in Manhattan

MilligansMr. and Mrs. Sean R. Milligan, minutes after their marriage on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Church of the Incarnation in Murray Hill.

We spent the better part of last weekend in Manhattan celebrating the marriage of very dear friends.

Molly McLaughlin was wed to Sean Milligan at the Church of the Incarnation in Murray Hill by the Rev. J. Douglas Ousley, the church’s rector. The Rev. Donald S. McPhail, a close friend of the bride’s family and past rector of St. Peter’s-by-the-Sea Church in Bay Shore, New York, took part in the ceremony.

Molly and Sean, not surprisingly, are very good St. Lawrence friends.

I had the privilege of serving as an usher and Mrs. F. was in charge of getting the male members of the wedding party set with their boutonnières — something Molly had done for us when we got married.

Church of the Incarnation is a Victorian marvel and was the perfect site for this wedding. There was an undeniable majesty to the service that was amplified by beautiful stained glass, sculpture and architecture.

A fabulous reception followed at the New York Athletic Club. As I remarked in a toast I gave to the bride and groom, it was deeply appropriate that the room we celebrated in faced north, out past the lights of our resilient city, toward the place where the Milligan romance was born.

Here’s a gallery of photos from the weekend, which includes a few shots from the Friday night reception hosted by the groom’s father, Charlie, at The Water Club.

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