My Perfect Wedding: Badgely Mischka

My Perfect Wedding: Badgely Mischka

Since 1993, designers (and college sweethearts) Mark Badgley and James Mischka of Badgley Mischka have made so many others’ wedding fantasies into reality with their breathtaking bridal line. We invited them to map out their own ideal celebration.

In the field at our house in Locust Valley

Custom-made black suits with white ties

First dance?
“I Want to Hold Your Hand” by Petula Clark

The ring?
Engraved on the inside: “Put me back on.”

Wedding singer?
Melissa Etheridge

The registry?
No gifts, please!

Who would give you away?

Reception meal?
Caviar, deviled eggs, and lamb chops. And lots of Champagne -- in glasses the size of finger bowls.

Party favors?
Badgley Mischka diamonds

The centerpiece?
Magnolia leaves and blossoms

The theme?
Modern Gatsby

The ride out?
One of our vintage Rolls-Royces

The officiant?
Peter O’Toole

The cocktail?
The Gatsby cocktail -- Southern Comfort, lime juice, and fresh ginger ale

The wedding party?
Mark’s sister as maid of honor and James’s brothers as best men. And we’d have to work our two dachshunds in there somewhere.

The honeymoon?