Mike and Kate are Greenwich born and raised. Mike grew up on Sound Beach Avenue in Old Greenwich, and Kate is a Riverside gal. They first met in their eighth-grade Spanish class at Eastern Middle School, and by tenth grade they were best friends. While they never dated in high school, they remained close through college and both landed in New York City after graduation. Sharing a hometown bond and navigating new careers in Manhattan, they eventually moved out of the “friend zone.” Shortly after they began dating, the couple moved to San Francisco. Four years into their West Coast adventure, Mike took Kate on a hike in the Presidio National Park to a secluded beach underneath the Golden Gate Bridge. A mutual friend from Greenwich High School, David Pierce, hid among the rocks to capture photos of the proposal. Their dog, Bowie, was along for the hike and helped present the custom ring to Kate.
The groom’s father, The Reverend William A. Evertsberg, formerly of First Presbyterian Church of Greenwich, officiated at the ceremony at the Newagen Seaside Inn in Maine, where the reception followed. A highlight was having twenty friends from high school on the dance floor when the band played Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’, a song the group sang together fifteen years earlier during their senior year SRO performance.
The bride, daughter of Peet and Susan Foster of Greenwich, graduated from Greenwich High School and Washington University in St. Louis. She is a dog trainer and caretaker in San Francisco.
The groom, son of William and Kathy Evertsberg of Illinois (formerly Greenwich), graduated from Greenwich High School, the University of Michigan and Michigan Ross, the business school at the University of Michigan. Mike works for the financial tech company Plaid, in San Francisco.
The newlyweds spent their honeymoon in Hawaii before returning home to San Francisco.
Photographs: Jamie Morse