AceShowbiz - Congratulations are in order for Kevin Love and Kate Bock. The NBA star and the model got married on Saturday, June 25 in a lavish wedding at the New York City Public Library.
At "The Great Gatsby"-inspired wedding, The pair exchanged "I do" in front of their families and closest friends. "The city is so much a part of our story and it felt so right to bring all of our favorite people together into such an iconic New York City institution," the model, entrepreneur, and founder of Love Kate told PEOPLE.
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model went on to explain, "Kevin and I are both very curious people and love literature, art, and history and the New York Public Library encompasses all of that in such a romantic setting. It evokes the old-school New York glamour we were searching for and is so iconic to the city that we love. We also love that it is so close by to the place we had our first date - the St. Regis Hotel."
Of their ball, for which the couple had the help from their wedding planner Marcy Blum, Kate shared, "We thought it was chic, timeless and elegant." For the ceremony, the bride opted for a "traditional and elegant" Ralph Lauren gown. She paired it with Ralph Lauren shoes, jewelry and a matching cathedral-length veil with her glam team including makeup artist Lisa Aharon and hairstylist Adam Maclay.
"My dress was inspired by Grace Kelly's wedding dress," Kate divulged. "She was a true icon who I've always been inspired by and who I think is timeless. When I first saw the dress in person all I could think was, 'this is a piece of art.' It's very special, very regal and completely dazzling."
She continued, "There is no brand more timeless and chic, which is exactly what I envisioned for my wedding day. We collaborated on the vision for my dress and how it fit in with my wedding day - a black and white ball evoking old-school N.Y.C glamour, inspired by the Great Gatsby, Sinatra and the Hollywood icons of the '50s and '60s. They perfectly understood what I dreamed of for my dress and put my vision through the iconic Ralph Lauren lens to make it truly one of a kind."
The groom also donned a custom Ralph Lauren suit. "Kevin has a great sense of style and makes a tuxedo look so good," she said. "It was really fun picking out the fabrics and colors for his looks and choosing different details from references we had pulled. Seeing him do his fitting really made the day suddenly feel real!"
"Kevin and I didn't feel it was important to keep things separate," Kate shared. "We planned the wedding together, got ready together and rode over to the Library together."
Following their ceremony and reception, Kate and Kevin, who got engaged in January 2021, invited the guests to the after-party at the Bryant Park Hotel's Celon Lounge.