Katie Couric, the famed television star, married John Molner, a financier, on Saturday. The nuptials were confirmed by Couric’s representative and, shortly after the wedding, Couric took to social media to state that she is so excited to make her debut as Mrs. John Molner, according to People magazine on Sunday. The wedding took place in East Hampton, New York.
Reportedly, close friends and family members witnessed the couple’s wedding. It was an intimate ceremony that was performed at their home. It was said that Couric wore an ivory crystal beaded and embroidered Chantilly lace halter gown which was designed by Carmen Marc Valvo.
Couric’s daughters and Molner’s children were in attendance. Couric’s daughters are named Ellie who is 22-years-old and Carrie who is 17-years-old. Molner’s children are named Allie and Henry. Molner’s nephews did the honors as ring bearers and his nieces did the flower girls’ duties for the ceremony.
At the reception, the garden at Couric’s home is said to have been the perfect setting with centerpieces that had garden roses, peonies, dahlias, and hydrangeas – as well as others. There was music played by Hank Lane. There was even word regarding the dessert for the occasion. Guests were treated to a strawberry lemon cake which was provided by Topping Rose House of Bridgehampton, New York – a caterer. Couric admitted that her new husband was the wedding planner. The plans included a small dinner in New York.
Couric, the 57-year-old television journalist, was engaged to Molner, 51, last September. They had dated two years prior to the engagement. Fans of Couric have known about the impending wedding since she announced it when she was at Howard Stern’s 60th birthday party in New York City in January.
The bride and the groom have both been married once before. Couric’s first husband was Jay Monahan. He passed away in 1998 after a bout with colon cancer. Molner divorced his first wife Jane, according to NBC.