1 Here I am in the lobby of the Empire State Building with Kate Berry - AVP, Style Director, Weddings.
2 Posing with rapper Puma and his friends.
3 This guy was fun! Puma was on his way to his birthday party in another part of the Empire State Building.
4 There is so much to look at in this fabulous lobby.
5 Here I am posing in the renovated 34th Street corridor.
6 This is the amazing ceiling in the lobby, which had been hidden behind plastic panels and light fixtures since the 1960s. It was restored with 23-karat gold and aluminum leaf, part of the $20 million renovation of the lobby.
7 The handsome herringbone marble floor
8 The Art Deco elevator doors
9 The elevator call buttons
10 There's a lot of marble decoration, including this inlaid silhouette in the elevators. Photo credit: Mel Barlow
11 There are reminders of your location everywhere.
12 The wedding took place on the 21st floor and appropriately enough, the couple chose a King Kong theme. This giant ape made from thousands of flowers, petals, and leaves greeted the guests. Photo credit: Mel Barlow
13 There were many gorgeous flower arrangements.
14 Levy Lighting provided the beautiful lighting. Photo credit: Mel Barlow
15 Wedding favors hung from this "tree."
16 This was the curtained wedding stage. Photo credit: Mel Barlow
17 The seats were ruffled. Photo credit: Mel Barlow
18 Along with flowers, photos of friends and family also hung from the ceiling. Photo credit: Mel Barlow
19 Sylvia Weinstock, cake designer to the stars, created an amazing white wedding cake with a curtain of sugar orchids draped over the tiers. Photo credit: Mel Barlow
20 The bejeweled cake table
21 Another look at the detail
22 Posing with Melissa and Joan Rivers and Darcy
23 Posing for an iPhone photo
24 Event designers Marcy Blum, Harriette Rose Katz, and David Beahm Photo credit: Mel Barlow
25 Theo and Preston arrived. Photo credit: Mel Barlow
26 Theo and Preston with Darcy Miller, who created the lovely wedding favors. Photo credit: Mel Barlow
27 Fashion designer Reem Acra did last minute adjustments to Preston's tie. She designed his custom tuxedo. Photo credit: Mel Barlow
28 At midnight, the stage curtains opened and Theo began singing "You Make me Feel so Young." Photo credit: Mel Barlow
29 Reem Acra, created a 15-foot gown out of 400 yards of tulle and 1,000 flowers. It glided down the aisle, the tulle opened up, and Preston emerged. It was quite an entrance! Photo credit: Mel Barlow
30 Then, Joan Rivers appeared on stage to officiate. Photo credit: Mel Barlow
31 The newly-weds, at long last! Photo credit: Mel Barlow
32 Preston asked Darcy to make the favors for the wedding. She chose heart-shaped Jacques Torres truffle boxes and sketched the couple standing before the NYC skyline. Photo credit: Mel Barlow
33 She decorated the boxes with lovely ribbons and trim. Bernard Maisner, internationally renowned master calligrapher and stationer, created the name cards.
34 Miniature bottles of Chandon Champagne were another favor. Photo credit: Mel Barlow
35 Here I am with Kate and Darcy.
36 Nene Leakes of the Real Housewives of Atlanta and Kevin Sharkey - SVP, Exec Edit Dir, Dec & Creat Dir, Merch at MSLO
37 Kevin, Susan Magrino - my publicist, and Kate
38 Musician Valerie Romanoff and Sylvia Weinstock Photo credit: Mel Barlow
39 Nene Leakes and supermodel Cynthia Bailey