THE GAY WEDDING OF THE DECADE

I know, that’s a BIG statement – and who knows if it’s true or not. But I was there, so I’ll tell you it was SOME wedding and a killer reception – gay or straight, in city or the boondocks. Fab.com co-founder, Bradford Shane Shellhammer and investment banker, Georgi Balinov wed one year ago today. They were married by Sandra Bernhard, at the Russian Tea Room, in front of 150 friends and family dressed formally in black and white and all wearing elaborate masks. Bille Rae Martin (of Your Loving Arms fame) sang. There was a fab masked cocktail reception. Then on another floor a sit-down dinner and show – more singing by Bradford himself and Marcella Detroit of Shakesspeare’s sister, and toast after toast. Then, on yet another floor, more drinks, dancing, Andy Bell of Erasure in concert, Latrice Royale!, and music by the one-and-only, Lady Bunny. You can see from the pics, it was EPIC. Seven plus hours after I arrived, I dragged my happy, tired ass home. So, in honor of, let me hear you say LOVE! Happy Anniversary, Georgi and Bradford!

  The Russian Tea Room ballroom as cathedral; masked guests; Billie Ray Martin; Bradford and myself; Bradford and Georgi exchange vows

The Russian Tea Room ballroom as cathedral; masked guests; Billie Ray Martin; Bradford and myself; Bradford and Georgi exchange vows

  Latrice Motherf*cking Royale; Francois Sagat; Andy Bell of Erasure in concert; masked guests; The Lady Bunny spinning

Latrice Motherf*cking Royale; Francois Sagat; Andy Bell of Erasure in concert; masked guests; The Lady Bunny spinning

 Bradford, Latrice & Georgi

Bradford, Latrice & Georgi