Kerry Lynn McCashin, daughter of Mrs. Lynn McCashin and Dr. Fred McCashin of Southern Pines, N.C., was married yesterday to Christopher Porter Batty, son of Mrs. Jill Corbett and Mr. Derek Batty of Long Island, N.Y. Time to embarrass them.

The bride, 32, will be taking her husband's name. She graduated from UNC Wilmington in 2000 and most recently worked as an Art Director at McCann Erickson. In early 2009 Kerry left her job to focus on the arduous task of planning a massive wedding, something she accomplished with serious gusto. There was even an oyster bar! Her father is a world renowned equine veterinarian at the Carolina Equine Clinic, and her mother is the director of development and community relations at ChildSavers, a non-profit organization committed to the mental well being of children.

The bridegroom, 36, is our boss at Gawker Media. As VP of Sales for the past 5 years, Christopher championed the sponsored post format that you're currently reading (see, we told you this stuff works!), as well as various other advertising innovations you've all complained about at one point or another. He graduated from Tulane in 1996 as a Sigma Alpha Epsilon (ask him about the tattoo) and no longer has a warrant out for his arrest in the state of New York. His father and mother don't have LinkedIn or Facebook pages, so we can't really tell you what they do.


The wedding was an absolutely stunning affair, complete with black tie reception and entertainment by New Orleans' own Kermit Ruffins. Of course, most of Gawker Sales and HQ found our way down to the coniferous outback for the ceremonies, pictures of which can be found below (photo creds to Katz).

The Gawker Sales team wishes Chris and Kerry all the best together. Congratulations!