Kate and Grant met online and had their first date at a tiny restaurant in the Italian market downtown Philadelphia, they now make it a tradition to go every year. Kate and Grant were engaged on December 1st, 2013 after they finished setting up their Christmas tree. December 1st was their dating anniversary and as they were decorating the tree, Grant kept telling Kate he had a special ornament for the tree!

Kate came to Le Bella Donna with a pretty open mind, but she knew she wanted something classic and romantic. Her favorite part about dress shopping was getting to try on everything! She said she had so much fun trying everything on and seeing the dresses transform once they were on.


Kate is a Kindergarten teacher and some of her students (past and present) came to the mass, “It was so sweet and very special to have them there”.


Her biggest advice to new brides- “Don’t sweat the small stuff. You’ll be making decisions on some silly/simple things (like how your napkins are folded!) it’s easy to get so caught up in, and overwhelmed by it”. Congratulations Kate and Grant!

Photographer: Amy Schuler Photography

Venue: North Hills Country Club