“It was the best day of my life, the greatest celebration I’ve ever been part of”.
Kelsey Grammer and Kayte Walsh decided to spend their lives together. And they got married on last February 25 in New York.
“When I first saw him, he had this golden glow … this light,” recalls the Englishwoman, who got to know the actor while he starred on Broadway in “La Cage Aux Folles”.
“The play was such a big part of our romance” Kelsey reflects. “It was all about love. It was about devotion. It was about things that mattered to me”.
They envisioned an intimate wedding: perhaps 20 people.
But as the guest list surpassed 200, and Kayte beheld The Plaza hotel’s grandeur, she confided in Ed Libby that she hadn’t purchased “the right dress”.
Two weeks prior to their nuptials, the event designer whisked Kayte to Mark Ingram’s, where they bumped into designer Peter Langner, who suggested one of his gowns, called “Vita insieme due” (in English “Life together in two”).
Kayte and Kelsey exchanged vows at Longacre Theatre, with castmate Terry Lavell presiding and the entire cast and crew among the guests.
At The Plaza, where tables arranged in a huge “K” echoed Libby’s monogram design, actress Spencer Grammer told the assemblage:
“It was the best day of my life, the greatest celebration I’ve ever been part of,” attests Kelsey, who cherishes Kayte’s optimism, creativity, intelligence and humor. “I smile a lot more with Kayte than I’ve ever smiled,” he says. “She’s reawakened the giggle in my spirit.” “Even when things get serious or tough,” says Kayte, “we always see the sunny side”.
After a two-week Vegas honeymoon, they began settling into their Manhattan apartment before a West Coast directing gig and a television drama taping in Chicago called them away. When friends ask, “Do you miss home?” Kayte responds: “Wherever I am with him is home”.
Written by Kim Knox Beckius
GRACE ORMONDE WEDDING STYLE