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Celeb Party Planner Preston Bailey Weds in King Kong-Themed Ceremony

UpdatePosted 02/14/2013 10:45AM

Preston Bailey, Celebrity Party Planner, Weds in King Kong-Themed Ceremony

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 Рwho got ordained online for the occasion Рthe 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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