Katie Couric’s daughter Ellie Monahan got married over the weekend.
The journalist posted about the nuptials on Instagram, saying the ceremony was “perfect.”
Ellie honored her father, Jay Monahan, who died in 1998, as she walked down the aisle.
Katie Couric is usually seen as a world-renowned journalist or a guest host of “Jeopardy!”
But over the weekend, Couric, 64, was simply a mom as she watched her daughter Ellie Monahan get married.
Ellie, 29, had been engaged to Mark Dobrosky for over two years before they finally tied the knot.
They said their vows on a mountaintop at an estate that reminded Ellie of the camp she attended as a child, Couric said on Instagram.
“This is the ceremony. It was on the mountaintop of #cedarlakesestate in Port Jervis, New York,” Couric wrote. “Ellie went to @campfernwood in Poland, Maine and wanted a camp like setting. It was perfect.”
She added: “It was such an incredible, moving, extraordinary weekend full of love and friendship and some serious competition during Field Day.”
Couric said the weather was also perfect, for which she credited her late husband, Jay Monahan.
The couple were married in 1989 and had Ellie and another daughter, Caroline, who served as Ellie’s maid of honor. Jay died of colon cancer in 1998, People reported.
In another post from the wedding, Couric, who married John Molner in 2014, shared that Ellie paid tribute to her father when she walked down the aisle.
“Ellie walked down the aisle to Ashokan Farewell played by the composer, Jay Unger and his family band. Jay Monahan loved that song, which was used in Ken Burn’s series on the Civil War, so it was a way to honor him,” Couric said in the caption.
She added that the music made her emotional.
“Yes, I cried the whole time,” Couric wrote. “Most of the people there did.”
In a post ahead of the wedding reflecting on Ellie’s life, Couric said Jay would be “so proud” of their daughter.
“My heart is full of unbridled happiness for them both and for all of us who are coming to celebrate their love and life itself,” she wrote of Ellie and Mark. “Jay would be so proud. Here’s to love, here’s to joy, here’s to the future.”
You can see more of Couric’s posts about the wedding here.
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