05:27 AM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 02/14/2013 05:00AM
Wedding planner to the stars 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.
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.
"We love the imagery of the films but King Kong has a tragic ending," says Bailey. "We wanted to create a happy ending."
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