By Amanda Koehn
Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love and model and entrepreneur Kate Bock were married in a ceremony with nods to her Jewish heritage and celebrated with an Old Hollywood glam, old-school New York style bash.
The wedding took place June 25 at the New York Public Library, Vogue and other news outlets reported.
Their ceremony honored Bock’s Jewish heritage, as the couple was wrapped in a tallit. They also signed a ketubah and stood under a white cherry-blossom chuppah. It was officiated by Love’s agent, Jeff Schwartz, and Bock wore two dresses designed by Jewish gown designer Danielle Frankel, The Forward reported. For the ceremony, she wore a dress by Ralph Lauren and worked with the fashion designer’s team to bring the concept to life. Love was also dressed by Ralph Lauren.
The pair met in 2015, after being set up by a photographer who worked with both of them and thought they would hit it off, according to Vogue. They got engaged in January 2021.
The couple broke tradition by getting ready and arriving at their wedding together.
“Kevin and I didn’t feel it was important to keep things separate,” Bock told People magazine. “We planned the wedding together, got ready together and went to the library together.”
Celebrities like former Cavs teammates LeBron James, Channing Frye and Richard Jefferson were in attendance.
“It was a lot of work, but we had so much fun doing it,” Bock told Vogue. “We love being creative, and it was amazing to see the process of how our dream celebration came to life. I create mood boards all the time for my brand Love Kate, so making them for my wedding was natural for me. I would create mood board after mood board and ask for Kevin to provide his input. We both envisioned an old-school New York City, Great Gatbsy-inspired, black-and-white ball for the big day. That was the easy part! The hard part was just making the small detailed decisions – whether it was a specific linen, the seating chart or where to get ready. Our amazing wedding planner Marcy and her team guided us along and helped us through everything.”