One of the first steps in wedding planning is to prioritize, and today’s stylish newlyweds, Kim and Steve, had no trouble determining their most important priorities! Above all else, they wanted to be surrounded by love and family on their incredible wedding day. They managed to do exactly that, and they also found ways to include a gorgeous metallic color palette, some stunning fashion, and a lot of glamorous details!
The Goals: The first priority for Kim and Steve was to be able to invite everyone that they wanted to celebrate with on their important day, both family and friends. They worked hard to make sure that their budgeting and planning would allow for this. After that, it was all about having an easy, enjoyable celebration, so their wedding planner, Gina Sole, was an absolute must! And finally, they knew that they would treasure their wedding photos, so selecting photographers Justin and Mary was another big priority. In retrospect, the couple felt that hiring this talented team was the best decision they made during the planning process!
The Design: Philadelphia’s weather can be unpredictable in February, so Kim and Steve held both the ceremony and reception downtown at The Hyatt at The Bellevue so that guests would not have to brave the elements traveling between locations. And while their ceremony took place at the hotel, it was particularly special because they were married by the pastor of Kim’s church, which she has attended since she was a toddler! The beautiful ballroom of The Hyatt inspired the color palette of blue, grey, and ivory with accents of gold; and the vintage look that was so fitting in the gorgeous room.
The Look: Kim put together a bridal look that was classic and elegant, and had fun indulging her self-described “shoe-nista” tendencies! She loved her dress that made her feel like a princess, but her favorite part of her look was a special pair of sparkling Louboutins. She adores getting to wear those amazing shoes on a regular basis now.
For her bridesmaids, Kim choose flattering, flowing jersey dresses that were both comfortable and elegant. The men were stylishly attired in classic suits with special Gucci ties chosen by Steve.
The Moments: The wedding day was filled with special moments that the couple will treasure forever. Kim described walking down the aisle as completely surreal! Their first look was so special, as Steve made his bride feel like she was the only one in the room. And during the couple’s first dance, their children broke away from their grandparents and gleefully joined Kim and Steve on the dance floor for a sweet moment that made for precious memories and photos!
Thank you so much for sharing your joyful day with us Kim and Steve, and a huge congratulations from us!
And for those of you who are football fans, we’ve got to give a shout out to the fact that Steve is in fact NFL player Steve Slaton, running back for the Miami Dolphins. Go Steve!
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