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David J. Marchi and Matthew Christopher Sobaski

David J. Marchi and Matthew Christopher Sobaski

The grooms celebrate triumphantly with two bridesmaids. Photos courtesy of Gulnara Studios.

David J. Marchi wed Matthew Christopher Sobaski in a spectacular NYC ceremony at the Lower East Side’s Angel Orensanz Center on December 27, 2012. Celebrity officiate Alma Daniels consecrated their union, which featured on-stage singing and dancing during the ceremony.

Sobaski is better known as Matthew Christopher, which doubles as the name of his upscale label of wedding gowns. The gumption-filled groom designed and produced 24 (yes, two dozen) dresses for the female members of his bridal party to wear—all black, all perfectly fitted and unique to the particular woman’s personality. It was an impromptu unofficial launch of his red carpet line, with a red carpet down the center aisle and thunderous applause for the models of all shapes and sizes.

The Full Bridal Party

“It’s a wedding designer having a wedding. I love this stuff!” said Sobaski of the effort. Sobaski even made a dress for Marchi’s ex-wife Brenda, who walked David down the aisle in a gesture of “giving away” her former lover (the pair had four children together). “We’re best friends,” said Sobaski of Brenda. "There is no higher honor that I could think of for her than making her a beautiful dress."

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