Kaylie Barnes-Kelly and Kevin Rafferty Jr. danced the night away at their Union League wedding last July.Kaylie and Kevin.
Kaylie Barnes-Kelly and Kevin Rafferty Jr. had their first dance in 2015—as students at Villanova University “I was a member of the Villanova University Dance Team, and Kevin was on the basketball team,” says Kaylie. To kick off the basketball season, the school hosts ‘Hoops Mania,’ a celebration that includes a joint dance between the basketball and dance teams. Kevin and I were paired up as dance partners, and our love story officially began.”
SAC Design created a beautiful tablescape at the reception
Eight years later, the couple was still dancing—this time with 302 guests—as they celebrated their marriage with a Union League reception. “My father (James J. Kelly III) has been a Union League member for many years, and the club has been the center of many family events and traditions,” says the bride.
To honor the bride and groom’s Irish heritage, bagpipers played at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (at the ceremony) and at the start of the reception. Jennifer Supper of Kaleidoscope Weddings worked with SAC Designs to execute a flawless light blue and white ambiance to reflect the couple’s favorite color and evoke a summery feel for the July affair.
The bride’s L’amour gown.
Ceremony Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, cathedralphila.org
Reception The Union League of Philadelphia, unionleague.org
Wedding Planner Jennifer Supper, Kaleidoscope Weddings, kscopeweddings.com
Bride’s Gown L’amour, La Bella Moda, labella-moda. com ; afterparty: Sachin & Babi, Anthropologie, anthropologie.com
Bride’s Shoes Jimmy Choo, jimmychoo.com
Bride’s Veil La Bella Moda, labella-moda.com
Bride’s Hair & Makeup Sofia Serrano, Sofia Serrano Beauty, sofiaserranobeauty.com
Groom’s Tux Jack Victor, Hassis Men’s Shop, hassismensshop.com
Groom’s Shoes Del Toro, Del Toro Shoes, deltoroshoes.com
Groom’s Watch Rolex, Benari Jewelers, benarijewelers.com
Rings Coyle Jewelers, coylejewelers.com
Bridesmaids’ Dresses BHLDN, Anthropologie, anthropologie.com
Florals SAC Design, sacdesignco.com
Catering and Cake Union League of Philadelphia, unionleague.org
Invitations Chick Invitations, chickinvitations.com
Lighting Synergetic, sslproductions.com
Entertainment LA Starz, EBE, ebetalent.com
Videographer Tag Visual, tagvisual.com
Transportation Philadelphia Trolley Works, phillytour.com
Chick Invitations designed an invitation suite complete with light blue wax seal and sketch of the Union League
The cake had alternating flavors of choclate cake with strawberry crème mousse and citrus cake with lemon curd and raspberry jam
Photography by: Alison Conklin