Girly is not a word that Kate Kondell would ever use to describe herself. So no one was more surprised than she that she cared so much about finding the perfect dress for her wedding to Antonio Rangel in Half Moon Bay, CA, or that she purchased not one, but two dresses in the process. That behavior would be more readily attributable to the unabashedly girly characters she developed in the screenplay she wrote for the sequel to Legally Blonde. Her quest ended when she found this diaphanous, off-white, beaded gown by Badgley Mischka on an eleventh-hour shopping trip with her sister.
On the wedding day, Kate’s stylist, San Francisco-based Sarah Hyde, used a light hand to apply her makeup and gathered her blond hair into a low chignon, secured with a rhinestone hairpin. Kate wore silver rhinestone-encrusted sandals by Stuart Weitzman and her mother’s pearl earrings to complete the look. That evening, when she twirled on the cliffs at her reception, as the sun set and a bagpiper played, she truly enjoyed being a girl.Photo: Meg Smith