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Wedding Bells...

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Wedding Bells...

WEDDING BELLS

 

The first day I seen her when she worked at my friends house I said that she was the one and that I would marry her.  That was before I even heard her name.  I was right.  Kelsey and I couldn't be happier and we make the best team I could ever imagine a couple could be.

 

I was so glad that Kelsey could come on the road with me on the “On Mercy Street tour,” because a lot of you guys got to meet her.  You guys are like an extended family to me and have stuck with me through thick and thin since the start.  I Want to say a massive thanks on behalf of Kelsey and myself as to how kind you are you the both of us.  We are forever grateful.  I truly am one of the luckiest musicians on the planet to have fans like you. I know i say it so much but I really do mean it every time.  Your dedication and loyalty to me is unbelievable.  The Harkin Army are unbelievable.

 

THE BIG DAY

We debated forever on where we would have the wedding as we have friends everywhere across the planet…. and a few from mars as well it seems….haha.

We are going to get married in Ireland at our home in Donegal.  I have been working on an old 140 farm house for over a year now whenever I get time off with my family and pulling in as many favors as I can from friends to get the work done. Thats where we will be having the celebrations.

As you know me it will be no “ordinary,” wedding…  We are doing everything ourselves as thats the only way wet know how!

 

The day is going to be filled with friends, family, music, food, love and laughter.  If I could bring you all I would but… well.. you know. As you can imagine, we will have so much music on the day… I’ve written a song for the occasion with my Buddy Jack Tempchin!  No-one apart from myself and Jack have heard the song, and wont until the big day.  It will defiantly be on the next record.  It would bring a tear to a glass eye. :)

 

We will be getting married on Saturday July 2nd 2016.  I can hardly wait to tie the knot with this girl and also have all our friends and family from all over the world in our home in Donegal Ireland where my heart lies.  We have been working so hard to organize it but I know Its gonna be such an amazing day and i can hardly wait and watch it all come to bloom infant of my eyes.

 

So many of you have been asking about the big day. We only sent the invites out last week to our friends and family. We wanted to have them out before we told anyone else as you can understand.  A lot of you have been most generously asking me where you can send us gifts for our wedding.  Luckily, we already have a home full of everything we need - so have a look at this wish list below that we’ve made mainly for our friends and family! But as so many of you are really persistent!!! :) :) ....You can contribute to our dream honeymoon if ya really really want to, and from the rest of you... your kind words and blessings are massively welcomed!!!

Here is the link: www.honeyfund.com

 

 

We haven't planned exactly where we are going yet but we have handful of ideas floating around in our heads. Hopefully somewhere with no wifi, but just enough to Instagram the odd picture to keep you and our family in the loop!  

Its been a crazy ride with work the past few years and this really is the cherry on the top.

 

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I love you all.

 

Keith. xox

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    Judy Laughlin Monday, 25 April 2016

    Congratulations to both of you! So glad I got to meet Kelsey at the Hard Rock in Pittsburgh. Your wedding sounds perfect. My husband and I went to Ireland two years ago to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary by renewing our vows at a church in Galway. Please have someone take plenty of photos to post.

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    Judy Laughlin Monday, 25 April 2016

    Congratulations to both of you! So glad I got to meet Kelsey at the Hard Rock in Pittsburgh. Your wedding sounds perfect. My husband and I went to Ireland two years ago to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary by renewing our vows at a church in Galway. Please have someone take plenty of photos to post.

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    Mary L. Johnson Monday, 25 April 2016

    Dearest Keith and Sweetest Kelsey!! I couldn't be more thrilled for the two of you and all that lies ahead for you both as you will walk hand in hand through your life's journey! Keith, I have come to think of you as my extended family and now that Kelsey has come into your life, the two of you are incredibly special to me and I wish you nothing but happiness and a life filled with love, laughter, sharing, music and whatever the two of you choose for yourselves!

    I am heartbroken that Keith has decided to leave CT; however, I was not at all surprised when he told us this Saturday night! I'm so ecstatic see where his musical career will take him and having you, Kelsey, by his side will only make it that much more magical for him and for you! Having met Kelsey, I know that the two of you were destined to be together for the rest of your lives. You both complete each other in so many ways! If Keith were my own son, I couldn't have asked for a more perfect daughter-in-law! Keith . . . you know I've believed in YOU since Day #1 and although I haven't always agreed with your choices and God knows I've given you some grief from time to time, but through it all you continually amaze me with your thoughtfulness and your absolute kindness and sincerity to me!

    I will be making a donation to your "honeymoon fund" and I hope that wherever the two of you escape to that you will have the most memorable time of your lives free from distractions and that the bond that you currently share will only grow stronger to guide you through the good times as well as the bad!!! You are both a crucial part of my extended family and I will support you no matter where you go!!

    HUGS and MUCH LOVE . . . Mary

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    Mary L. Johnson Monday, 25 April 2016

    Dearest Keith and Sweetest Kelsey!! I couldn't be more thrilled for the two of you and all that lies ahead for you both as you will walk hand in hand through your life's journey! Keith, I have come to think of you as my extended family and now that Kelsey has come into your life, the two of you are incredibly special to me and I wish you nothing but happiness and a life filled with love, laughter, sharing, music and whatever the two of you choose for yourselves!

    I am heartbroken that Keith has decided to leave CT; however, I was not at all surprised when he told us this Saturday night! I'm so ecstatic see where his musical career will take him and having you, Kelsey, by his side will only make it that much more magical for him and for you! Having met Kelsey, I know that the two of you were destined to be together for the rest of your lives. You both complete each other in so many ways! If Keith were my own son, I couldn't have asked for a more perfect daughter-in-law! Keith . . . you know I've believed in YOU since Day #1 and although I haven't always agreed with your choices and God knows I've given you some grief from time to time, but through it all you continually amaze me with your thoughtfulness and your absolute kindness and sincerity to me!

    I will be making a donation to your "honeymoon fund" and I hope that wherever the two of you escape to that you will have the most memorable time of your lives free from distractions and that the bond that you currently share will only grow stronger to guide you through the good times as well as the bad!!! You are both a crucial part of my extended family and I will support you no matter where you go!!

    HUGS and MUCH LOVE . . . Mary

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    Ashley Monday, 25 April 2016

    Congrats to you both! You both look so happy together and it makes me smile. Best wishes for your marriage and life together. :)

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    Lady Foot Tuesday, 26 April 2016

    A testament of the goodness and loving kindness of the Almighty in bringing your hearts together in love. Be assured that you're always on His mind, Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: Phil. 1:6. I pray you'll keep your hearts tender towards God and He will crown your lives with blessings that only heaven can afford. The joy of the Lord be your strength and thank you for sharing.

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    Carol Cleworth Tuesday, 26 April 2016

    Congratulations Keith and Kelsey! May your wedding day and lives together be truly blessed. I don't know either one of you, but I know you are both wonderful people. I always wished I had met the love of my life but it didn't work out that way. I wanted someone just like you Keith!!' (How embarrassing to admit!!). Anyway, I couldn't be happier for you too. God bless you always.

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    Lara McCutcheon Tuesday, 26 April 2016

    What a beautiful blog, so well written, straight from your heart and with so much love! I am so happy for you and your lovely bride to be Keith. I wish nothing but the best for both of you, your family and your future family...:D

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    Mary Brandenburg Tuesday, 26 April 2016

    I wish you and Kelsey all the happiness in the world. You are so lucky to have each other. The love you have now will continue to grow and blossom into something more incredible than you can imagine. May God bless you both as you continue your lives and love together.

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    Janneke Tuesday, 26 April 2016

    Wishing you lots of I am sure that will be alright ;)!

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    Janneke Tuesday, 26 April 2016

    Lots of live and happiness- that should read!

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    Janneke Tuesday, 26 April 2016

    Oh my goodness! : LOVE!!!!:D:p;)

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    Jenny Boag Tuesday, 26 April 2016

    Congratulations to you both! I love that you are such a real person not swept up in your ego. It is lovely that you both share so much of yourselves with your fans!

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    Cathy Carpenter Tuesday, 26 April 2016

    It took me nearly three days to get on this blog to read your FANTASTIC news, but it was worth the wait to read such a loving blog. The blog alone is such a loving tribute to your lovely soon to be wife, and you shared it with us all! Much, much happiness and love to you both, and all the best life has to offer. Always love each other and a great life together awaits. Congratulations!

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    Janet Slawinski Tuesday, 26 April 2016

    Dear Keith,
    I am sending my very best wishes for a marriage to Kelsey that lasts a life time filled with good health, joy, excitement, success, prosperity, and an overflowing abundance of love for each other.
    In America, we have a custom where the bride, on her wedding day, wears something old, something new, something borrowed and blue. On my wedding day, I received this message.
    OLD are the dreams in your hearts today, may each come true in its own special way;
    NEW is the joy that you now hold so dear, may it grow deeper with each passing year;
    BORROWED, the customs, may each have its place in giving your wedding its beauty and grace;
    And BLUE may the skies be wherever you roam;
    May the sun always shine in your hearts and your home.
    Well, that's it, my dears. God go with you always.
    PS. A wedding gift (on your honeymoon site) will be forthcoming. I hope your whole life is a honeymoon.

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    Janet Slawinski Tuesday, 26 April 2016

    PPS. Keith & Kelsey, I noticed that Charlotte Patton said to put a statue of the Blessed Mother in the window to ensure a sunny wedding day. If you don't have a statue, just hang a rosary on the outside of the door knob. That will work as well. If you don't have a rosary, just ask Granny Peg. I'll bet she has several. God bless.

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    Janet Slawinski Tuesday, 26 April 2016

    PPS. Keith & Kelsey, I noticed that Charlotte Patton said to put a statue of the Blessed Mother in the window to ensure a sunny wedding day. If you don't have a statue, just hang a rosary on the outside of the door knob. That will work as well. If you don't have a rosary, just ask Granny Peg. I'll bet she has several. God bless.

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    Heather Niles Tuesday, 26 April 2016

    Finally able to get in. :) Dear Keith and Kelsey, words cannot even begin to express how very happy I am for both of you. Keith, since Kelsey came into your life, I've seen such a change in you. The love you have for each other just radiates from you. I've never seen you look so happy and content. So Kelsey, thank you. Thank you for coming into Keith's life and making him so happy. I'm honored to have met Kelsey at the Hard Rock in Boston back in November and hope you both will be venturing back this way some day soon. Keith, I was saddened to hear you won't be on the CT fall tour this year but I completely understand and respect this decision. It couldn't have been an easy one for you to make. I know you will miss being on that stage as much as the fans will miss SEEING you on that stage. Know that you will always have my total support in everything you do. When I can I will make a donation to your honeymoon fund. Wishing you all the best in all your future endeavors. Stay safe, stay well and stay gold, golden one.

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    Linda Tuesday, 26 April 2016

    Congratulations to you and Kelsey on the start of a new adventure. So happy for you both. Will look forward to seeing you at a show when you return to the states. Love the new album.

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    Beth Perrine Tuesday, 26 April 2016

    Congratulations to both of you! May the Lord continue to bless you both in your marriage and all the new adventures to come.

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