First Marriage of the Year - January 1, 2012 Quincy woman "desserts" single status for Attleboro man
She knew it was love when they shared desserts of cheesecake and apple crisp on their first date at the Piccadilly Pub in Foxboro.
- (1888PressRelease) February 01, 2012 - Soon thereafter, Kathy Jones, 51, a Quincy resident and Edward P. Mathers, 58, an Attleboro resident, became perhaps the first newlyweds of the New Year when they tied the knot on January 1, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Hingham. More than 100 were in attendance.
The wedding, the second for both the bride and the groom, was a family affair and included the daughter of the bride, Kimberly P. Jones as the maid of honor and Kathy's brother William Long walked her walked her down aisle.
Other participating family including grandson Gabriel Jones, 4, who served as the ring bearer; niece Brianne Killcommons, 5, as flower girl; niece Mary Lou Long assisted with a reading and son Mathew Jones served as an usher. Best man was Ron Stokes, a long-time friend of the groom.
The bride wore a bright red gown which she noted represents "a second chance at love."
The couple met through eLove, the nation's largest office-based dating service. Kathy commented, "The dating service was wonderful. They were very responsive and offered great tips and advice to make me more comfortable on my dates. Bless them. I would have never met Edward without their help."
Kathy continued, "They really matched us well. We have so much in common including a love for outdoor sports - kayaking and biking. We even went on our first camping trip with my family in July. Sometimes we just stay in and get cozy watching movies. Just spending time together is a pleasure."
Kathy added, "We are very open about meeting through a dating service. In fact, the massage therapist who I saw prior to the wedding ceremony was also married off by eLove. And Ed's tuxedo rental clerk also met his wife through eLove. We took these as very good signs."
The newly minted New Year's couple planned to honeymoon in Portsmouth and North Conway, NH prior to settling in Attleboro.
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