For beauty, Kate focused intensely on her skincare right up to her wedding day and worked with Lisa Aharon to create a simple, sun-kissed look. “’My everyday, but better’ was the goal,” says Kate. “I wanted to pull my hair back but keep it effortless and soft, so Adam Maclay styled it in a loose low ponytail with a few pieces pulled out – a style we’d tried before and loved.”
For jewelry, she wanted to keep her classic accessories. To that end, Kevin surprised her with a pair of vintage earrings as a wedding gift that she wore for the ceremony along with pieces loaned from Tiffany & Co.
The ceremony took place in the Astor Hall of the New York Public Library. “The setting was so timeless and romantic with the beautiful marble and an incredible candlelit staircase,” Kate says. “We had a stunning chuppah made out of white cherry blossoms and followed the lines of the library’s natural arch. We made our ceremony super meaningful by involving our closest friends – from the longtime agent of Kevin, who officiated our wedding, and his daughters, who were our bridesmaids, to my manager of over a decade, who did the seven blessings It was so personal and nice to be around people that we love.
The bride’s parents walked her down the aisle and Kevin met her halfway. “Once I was arm in arm with Kevin, I felt a sense of calm and was so happy to be part of a day we had been dreaming of for so long,” Kate says. “It was surreal. We each wrote our own vows which was one of my favorite parts of the ceremony. I was so excited to say mine and loved hearing what Kevin had written, c It was such a special moment that I will never forget.
“Everything from the venue and the children’s gospel choir that sang during the ceremony to the sea of black and white tuxedos and dresses and Kate – a vision walking down the stairs – made for an unreal and unforgettable experience,” adds Kevin.
After the ceremony, the newlyweds took time out for some private time together and bridal portraits before joining their guests for a cocktail party. “We had the chance to greet our guests and show them ‘the dress’ up close before heading to the beautiful candlelit ballroom to dance and hang out with our favorite people,” Kate explains.
At this time, the bride changed into the first of two Danielle Frankel dresses. “I love his pieces and as soon as I tried them on I knew I had to have them,” she says. “The two I chose got me moving and dancing the night away with my family and friends.” The reception dress was a long silk gown with a faded neckline that looked very Old Hollywood. “I wanted something super glamorous and classy,” Kate says. “For the after-party at Célon, I opted for a mini dress with a tulle overlay, it was more playful while being sophisticated.”
A few days later, Kate still feels the glow. “I’m so happy to be married,” she says. “The whole weekend was perfect: I married mine surrounded by all our friends and family! It doesn’t get much better than that. We look forward to continuing the party all summer.
Kevin echoes her thoughts. “It couldn’t have been better,” he said. “I’m so excited for the present, but also for the future. Shit, it went so fast!”