katie couric's reveals how daughter ellie honored late dad jay monahan at her wedding

Katie Couric’s Reveals How Daughter Ellie Honored Late Dad Jay Monahan At Her Wedding

Katie Couric is revealing more details from daughter Ellie Monahan‘s wedding this past weekend.

Ellie, 29, wed now-husband Mark at a ceremony in Port Jervis, New York, two years after their engagement. Couric, 64, has been since been sharing photos from the event, her latest Instagram update posting on Wednesday. 

“Here’s to the bride (and of course, the groom ????),” she captioned the series. “I know I’m biased, but Ellie was absolutely radiant.” 

Couric went on to share how Ellie walked down the aisle to one of late dad Jay Monahan‘s favorite songs, and how her sister Caroline, 25, later sang Fleetwood Mac’s “Songbird.” Couric and Jay were married in 1989 and had daughters Ellie and Caroline. And in 1998, Jay died of colon cancer at the age 42.

“Ellie walked down the aisle to Ashokan Farewell played by the composer, Jay Unger and his family band,” she wrote. “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 (Yes, I cried the whole time. Most of the people there did.) Carrie sang Songbird and CRUSHED it.” 

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Couric also shared multiple several photos of her with Ellie on her Instagram Story.

“More ‘content’ to come, I’m making my way through them all!! (PS to all who joined us: DM/text/email me your pics!!),” she captioned her post.

She also referenced Jay in some of her captions from earlier this week, writing alongside one post, “Jay would be so proud. Here’s to love, here’s to joy, here’s to the future. ❤️” 

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“OK friends warning: I’m going to be insufferable for the next few days because I will be sharing wedding photos and videos like a crazy person,” she shared in a post, recapping the ceremony and party. “This is the ceremony. It was on the mountaintop of #cedarlakesestate in Port Jervis, New York. Ellie went to @campfernwood in Poland, Maine and wanted a camp like setting. It was perfect. The weather was perfect. (Thank you Jay.❤️)” 

Couric is now married to banker John Molner, with whom she married on June 21, 2014 at her private home in the Hamptons.

“It took me a long time [to marry again], because I loved being married and I love being married now,” Couric told PEOPLE in 2018. “And I’m not a solitary person. I like company. And John is so funny. He’s just got this incredibly dry and wry sense of humor, and he doesn’t take himself too seriously. And he’s just fun to be around.”

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