Wedding planner to the stars Preston Bailey got married at midnight on Valentine’s Day at the Empire State Building, and our good friend Tifany from Gourmet Invitations was there to share in their love that night (she also created Preston & Theo’s invitations).
Preston, who plans fabulous events for everyone else, finally got to plan his dream wedding to Theo Bleckmann who he has been with for seven years. A-listers were present to watch the two say I do, and what better way to get married than to have Mrs. Joan River’s officiating the wedding. Who could have possibly made Preston nervous on his wedding night? Martha Stewart, he knew everything had to be 100% perfect with her there!
With a guest list of Oprah, Donald Trump, and a few Real Housewives of Atlanta you know this wedding was over the top! This extravagant King Kong themed wedding was one not to be missed. Bailey’s response to his idea for his wedding was “We love the imagery of the films, but King Kong has a tragic ending,” says Bailey. “We wanted to create a happy ending.”
When you walked into the Empire State Bulding guests were wowed by a King Kong statue covered in flowers. Guests were then guided down a hallway of art made by flowers. Along the hallway were pictures from guests’ actual weddings. Preston didn’t want his wedding to be all about them so he incorporated his guests’ wedding pictures so they could feel a part of their special day.
Bleckmann sang You Make Me So Feel Young, and Bailey surprised everyone by coming out of 12ft sculpture that was designed to look like him in a Reem Acra ,who was a guest at the wedding, bridal gown. Instead, he looked smashing in a tuxedo made by the designer.
They definitely didn’t want anything to be boring, so they pumped their guest full of coffee, and champagne to keep them up all night (tell 6 am) to celebrate their special day. Backdrops were created to make their guests feel like part of the classic King Kong movie, and Theo and Bailey cut into a Sylvia Weinstock custom wedding cake.
Each guest left with a mini-bottle of Chadon sparkling wine and heart shaped chocolate for a special Valentines treat.
We wish Preston and Theo many years of love and happiness!
Melanie King, TwoFoot Creative – Ann Arbor