Celebrity weddings, engagements of 2011

Slideshow posted in Entertainment News | Monday, January 03, 2011

3 of 148: Isaac Mizrahi married his longtime partner Arnold Germer on Nov. 30, 2011.

Mizrahi, a fashion designer and television personality, revealed the news on 'The Wendy Williams Show,' saying that he and his boyfriend of six years had taken the next step in their relationship.

Mizrahi said he never planned to marry his longtime boyfriend, but when gay marriage became legal in New York, he reconsidered.

'We didn't think we wanted to get married until they said we could in New York," Mizrahi told Williams on an episode that aired on Wednesday, January 4. 'We decided to get married when they said it was okay, and then we were at a dinner party, we said ... 'people have ideas.' You have to have a series of parties, Vera Wang has to be called, you know, that lady who makes the weddings ... like, start now. So we were terrified, so we decided to elope at City Hall.'

Williams said they now share a wedding anniversary. She and husband Kevin Hunter wed on Nov. 30, 1988.

Mizrahi went on to explain to Williams how he and his partner opted for a private ceremony.

'I didn't really expect it to be like a ceremony, I thought it was just a bunch of paperwork,' Mizrahi said. 'We went to the chapel ... and then she said 'please come forward' ... I started sobbing, and she said, 'are you alright?' And I said [I'm] fine ... it was one of those moments; I wasn't expecting that kind of emotional, emotional impact. I think when it's right, when it's right, you know it.'

'In the end, I think maybe on the year anniversary, we'll have a giant shindig,' he added. 'And yes, I will call Vera Wang and she will do my dress.'

(Pictured: Isaac Mizrahi appears in a photo from Wendy Williams' show on January 4. His husband, Arnold Germer, appears with him in the photo on the right.) (Debmar-Mercury)