Style runs in Kim's family - her sister and maid of honor Heather runs Ku De Ta, one of Boston's most amazing women's boutiques. In finding her own bridal style, Kim was so specific about mixing in creative elements like a shoe clip from her grandmother, with her vision like altering a Reem Acra dress until it became her dream dress.
Bridal Style Classic, Cape Beach Chic
Dress by Reem Acra. I purchased it from L’elite and I absolutely fell in love with it when I tried it on in the store and twirled in the tiered skirt. The only issue was that it was strapless and had a sheer lace bodice with a visible bra underneath! I worked with Isabel at my first appointment and she immediately pulled some material to add underneath the dress and then grabbed a few pieces of lace to make sleeveless straps that I had been envisioning! Suddenly it turned into my dream gown and I knew it would be perfect. Rita in alterations was AMAZING! When I tried the dress on at my first fitting, the material was built in the bodice so it was no longer sheer and I actually liked it strapless. Rita was able to build the straps so they unbuttoned which allowed me to wear the dress two ways. I ended up taking the straps off after dinner and danced the night away!
Shoes by Badgley Mischka. They were an ivory peep toe wedge with a crisscross strap that made me feel like a ballerina! They were so comfortable and practical for the beach pictures. I kept them on the entire night!
Accessories by My favorite accessory that I wore was my grandmother’s 1940s beaded shoe clip on the side of my updo. It was the perfect size, felt so secure the entire night and truly felt like she was with me throughout the whole day. A month before the wedding my mom bought me a pair of pearl earrings that were simple and stunning with the dress. I also wore a thin delicate bracelet that had a hint of faux bling. I chose to do my “something blue” on my toes and used Essie’s “find me an oasis” a perfect subtle light blue that peeped through my shoes.
Health Secrets Pilates, barre class, running and hiking! I live at a boarding school with my husband, Mike, in Western Connecticut. The scenery is gorgeous and there are some amazing hiking trails right in our backyard that we walked and ran together the whole summer to clear our heads and catch up after work.
Beauty Secret The biggest beauty advice that I would give is to understand your skin type and find the right products that work for you. I went for my first facial ever about 9 months before the wedding and picked out a new facial cleanser and hydrating mask that worked perfectly. This really made me feel at ease knowing I had a good routine down well in advance in order to fight off any possible blemishes.
Hair by Erin at Artworx Hair. I knew that I wanted a simple and elegant low bun with a side part. I went for a trial in July and she did exactly what I had envisioned and then nailed it the day of the wedding!
Makeup By Melissa at Urban Beauty Lounge. She is amazing and has a way of making you feel so relaxed while you are in her chair. She has done my makeup before (engagement pictures and other weddings) and I always feel glamorous but natural. She definitely knows my style and keeps with that throughout the whole process.
Greatest moment of the night Being introduced for the first time as Mr. & Mrs. Polsonetti and stepping onto the dance floor for our first dance! We took dance lessons the month leading up to the wedding and it was so much fun and really made us feel more confident. Our first dance song was “Beyond the Sea”.
Wedding date September 3, 2016
Wedding Venue The Sea View Inn, Dennis, MA