*Celebrity wedding and party planner Preston Bailey finally got the wedding of his dreams when, just after midnight on Valentine’s Day, he tied the knot in an over-the-top ceremony with Theo Bleckmann, reports People.com.
Bailey, 63, whose list of glamorous clients includes Oprah Winfrey, Donald Trump and Catherine Zeta-Jones, pulled out all the stops for his own nuptials with his partner of seven years.
On the top floor of the Empire State Building, in a ceremony officiated by dear friend Joan Rivers – who got ordained online for the occasion – the couple married in a dazzling King Kong-themed extravaganza.
Upon reaching the top of the skyscraper, guests were greeted by a King Kong statue covered in flowers. Attendees including “Real Housewives of Atlanta” stars Cynthia Bailey and NeNe Leakes (Bailey is planning her wedding to ex-husband Gregg) were then led toward the ceremony down a flower-festooned hallway that had been set up like an art gallery, featuring personal photos of their own weddings.
“As we were planning, it felt like, ‘me, me, me, me,’ ” says Bleckmann, 47, of that touch. “So we thought, how can we extend the feeling of love and make it inclusive for everyone?”
To make sure guests unaccustomed to staying up all night would have the energy to party ’til dawn, Bleckmann says, “We’re giving them as much coffee and chocolate as possible!” And plenty of champagne, of course.
Continue reading the wedding play-by-play here.