A day before the wedding, the couple held a rehearsal dinner where the guests were asked to dress in red. Kate wore a red Valentino gown and Justin sported a custom-made red tuxedo jacket. “Our mothers created a slideshow of our childhoods that went all the way up until the present day, and they showed it at the red party,” Kate shares. “Then, we had an open mic for toasts, and it kept everyone laughing all night.”
For the big day, the 25-year-old model opted for a Valentino lace wedding gown with crisscross detail at the bust and rather demure full sleeves. “They are the best at creating delicate, beautiful lace and details, and their Italian heritage kept the fashion and feel authentic to our venue. The design process was extremely collaborative, so I was able to really include my personal style and create my dream dress,” Kate says.
Justin, meanwhile, donned a tuxedo by Cicchini Custom Clothier. Kate reveals, “He had the idea to add a cute detail on the inside of the jacket that read: ‘Just Married’ when he held it open.” For the wedding rings, he collaborated with Anita Ko who also designed Kate’s eight-carat round diamond engagement ring.
Kate additionally wore her grandmother’s sapphire ring. “My elderly grandmother was unable to attend the wedding due to the travel distance, so I was honored she let me borrow her sapphire ring-it became my something old, borrowed, and blue,” she explains.
The couple and guests moved to a greenhouse for the reception. Following dinner, toasts and a first dance to ‘s “Everything”, Kate switched into a shimmery dress with a plunging back by Christy Rilling Studio. “I wanted a dress that I could have fun in, but that still brought the glamour,” she shares.
Kate surprised Justin with a fireworks display while they cut their cake. The Soul Brothers and The Kitts performed for the guests during the reception. The party then moved on to a villa for late-night karaoke. The newlyweds jetted off to Puglia for their honeymoon the next day.