Kay Gibbons was 19 when she married 26-year-old Tim Favrot. It was her debut year and when she saw Tim at Louise Legendre’s debut party, she came home that night and told her mother that he was the man she was going to marry. She actually met Tim the next night at Bruno’s on Maple Street. They dated for the next eight-and-a-half months. Tim asked Kay to marry him three times before she finally said yes! They were married at Holy Name of Jesus church on September 15, 1956 at noon.

Kay laughs that her mother planned the whole wedding – flowers, cake – and all she did was show up. Scheinuk’s Florist handled all of the flowers; gardenias, lilies of the valley and palms created a lush, beautiful effect. The bridesmaids wore Kelly green faille dresses from The Liberty Shop, short white gloves and carried bouquets of gardenias. Antique family lace was added to Kay’s basic white dress, also purchased from the Liberty Shop, and to her illusion veil. She carried a rosary and a handkerchief that belonged to her great-grandmother in addition to her bouquet.

The reception was held at the Orleans Club. The cake from Swiss Confectionery Bakery was topped with a bouquet of lilies of the valley and complete with cake pulls for the ladies.

After throwing the bouquet, Kay changed into a chic outfit to better accommodate their honeymoon: driving to Harvard where Tim was studying for his master’s degree in architecture.