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.
"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."