NHL Star Kevin Hayes Marries Katya Vasilyev In A Stunning Beach Wedding

NHL star Kevin Hayes is officially married to Katya Vasilyev!

The St. Louis Blues hockey star Kevin Hayes, 31, tied the knot with wife Katya Vasilyev at the Wychmere Beach Club – The Dune in Harwich Port, Massachusetts, on July 16, nearly a year after getting engaged in Sept. 2022.

They both attended Boston College, but didn’t know each other at the time. They later met through a mutual friend and after four years, Kevin proposed to Katya at a spot special to them: N.Y.C. bar Employees Only.

For their black-and-white themed wedding, the couple chose the same venue where Hayes’ late brother, former Boston Bruins player Jimmy Hayes, married wife Kristin Hayes in 2018.

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“It was special to us in that sense,” Vasilyev said “Jimmy had gotten married in the original room, called The Harbor Room, and we looked at that room and then we looked at the new place called The Dune. It could not be more perfect.”

The “stunning” space featured a two-floor building with a rooftop on the beach, which “just spoke to” the couple.

“It was kind of like a fresh beginning, so to speak,” Vasilyev adds. “It’s very not Cape Cod-y in a sense. It’s very modern, it reminds me of Miami, honestly, the 1 Hotel. And I feel like that’s very up my alley.”

The pair ended up having two ceremonies due to Vasilyev’s Russian Orthodox background. They first held a more intimate ceremony in a Russian church in Boston with a cocktail reception before their more lavish affair. “My mom had passed away a few months earlier and she had really wanted us to get married in the Russian Church,” she says. “So we kind of joke that we had two weddings.”

“It was pouring rain that whole day on that first wedding. And we consider that our actual wedding date and our anniversary because obviously, that’s actually when we got officially married,” Vasilyev recalls. “I had walked up to Kevin at church and I feel like he does not get nervous ever. And he whispers to me, he’s like, ‘I am so nervous right now.’ And we were both kind of just shaking a little bit, but it ended up being a very beautiful ceremony.”

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