Isaac Mizrahi Weds Arnold Germer

01/06/2012 AT 01:00 PM EST

What's this – a wedding ring?

Isaac Mizrahi announced his recent marriage to Arnold Germer Wednesday on The Wendy Williams Show, jokingly flashing his band until the talk show host and her audience made note of it.

"We've been together for six years, but we met 10 years ago. We didn't think we wanted to get married until they said we could in New York, and then it was like, 'We're getting married!' " the Project Runway: All Stars judge, 50, says.

"We were at a dinner party [when we told everyone] and people have ideas. You have to have a series of parties, Vera Wang has to be called ... it's like, start now! We were terrified and decided to just elope at City Hall."

The act of making it official took Mizrahi by surprise, he admits.

"I didn't really expect it to be a ceremony – I thought it was just a bunch of paperwork," he tells Williams of the Nov. 30 nuptials.

"Then [the justice of the peace] said, 'Meet us at the chapel ... Please come forward. Do you, Arnold Germer, take...' and I started sobbing. It was one of those moments [where] I wasn't expecting that kind of emotional, emotional impact. I think when it's right, you know it."
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