It’s the biggest celebrity wedding in New York since Chelsea Clinton’s nuptials. City Council Speaker and presumptive mayoral candidate Christine Quinn married her longtime mate, attorney Kim Catullo, on May 19 in the gay and lesbian social event of the year (outside of the Pride parade, of course).
The brides tied the knot at the elegant Highline Stages in Chelsea. Quinn wore a custom ivory gown by Carolina Herrera and Catullo donned a silk Ralph Lauren suit. Famed cosmetics designer Bobbi Brown created the couple’s glowing look. Both women beamed as their proud dads led them down the aisle to the simple dais, where Judge Judith Kaye performed the vows.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Sen. Chuck Schumer were among the 275 guests at the affair.
According to the New York Daily News, cherry blossoms were the chosen bloom representing Catullo’s roots in New Jersey, while wildflowers plucked from High Line Park adorned the tables.
With the cream of New York’s political elite in attendance and the Champagne flowing, could this wedding be construed as a bold political statement? According to Quinn in an interview with The New York Times, it’s anything but: “There’s really not a political implication to this for me as it relates to electoral politics,” she said. “We’re trying to make it really a day, a night that’s about friends and family and us.”
In other words, it’s a typical fancy party—no different than a straight wedding. And that’s a good thing.