Celebrity interior decorator Nate Berkus has married Jeremiah Brent in a historic New York ceremony. The 42-year-old host of NBC’s “American Dream Builders” and his 29-year-old beau exchanged their vows Saturday in an incredible ceremony at the New York Public Library, becoming the first same sex couple to marry at the famous wedding venue.
According to People magazine report, the beautiful ceremony was officiated by Sheri Salata, President, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network & Harpo Studios. Others to attend included parents from both families as well as celebrity chef Rachael Ray; food critic Katie Lee and actress Busy Philipps. All in all, there were about 220 guest at the celebration.
The event was designed by Wedding planner and friend Marcy Blum Associates, Berkus himself took active part in decorating. A few of his own designs in the wedding décor included the ceremony wall with a selection of fabrics from Berkus’ own lines for Calico.
The farm style wooden tables were covered with white table clothes also from Berkus’ collection. For the ceremony Berkus wore a J.Crew suit and Brent wore Saint Laurent; the two exchanged identical gold bands from Van Cleef & Arpels.
The ceremony was followed by a reception which included a set by DJ Mad Marj, as well as a special performance by Estelle of her hit American Boy.
“It’s going to be a really sexy wedding ceremony, like really masculine but sexy feel. Its been really great and been a really fun process for us to blend our aesthetics together and really create this whole moment,” Brent shared in March, adding that the nuptials will be witnessed by 200 of their nearest and dearest.
In his recent interview with E! News, Brent couldn’t stop talking about the memorable moment when his boyfriend proposed to him. The pair got engaged a year ago in Peru after dating for nearly nine months.
“We were on a buying trip for One Kings Lane in Peru and we went on the top of Machu Picchu and we walked down into this valley temple place and he asked me to marry him,” he told the mag.
“I fell apart like full ugly-girl kind of cry,” he continued, “I mean, my kids are screwed. They are going to say, ‘Dad proposed to dad in Peru. What are you going to do for your significant other?'”
Following their engagement, the pair were photographed kissing in matching denim outfits in NYC. Three days later, they attended the HRC Marriage for Equality Celebration at the Calvin Klein boutique.
The couple have previously been rumored to be planning a family together using a surrogate and hoping for a boy. According to the New York Post, Brent was talking of the subject at the Hollywood home of socialite Alex Hitz, where he told guests: “I wouldn’t know how to deal with a little girl.”
Berkus, who is the first openly gay man to host a nationally syndicated show, was previously in a long term relationship with photographer Fernando Bengoechea, who tragically died in the 2004 Sri Lanka tsunami.