My Two Grooms - Rocco and Marek's Platinum and Fuchsia Chicago Wedding
Husband and Husband - Welcome to Rocco And Marek's Big Fat Mexican Polish Gay Wedding!   Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

Husband and Husband - Welcome to Rocco And Marek's Big Fat Mexican Polish Gay Wedding!  

Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

My dearest, darling friends Rocco and Marek are finally Husband and Husband!  And I couldn't be happier!

Having shared their love story with you for the last few years, we have followed their journey through engagement, wedding planning, bumps in the road, and the behind the scenes moments that made their day so heartfelt and wonderful.

Planning a wedding for anyone creates a certain amount of stress - I want to get it right each and every time!  But planning for a couple that you know and love, that you have watched grow together and that you consider part of the family....Well, that's a whole other level of special!  Having been given the colors of Platinum, Fuchsia, and Glitter ("But glitter isn't a color..." I said.  "Um, it is now," I was told...) I set off with my boys to Chicago to create a weekend that was rooted in family and friendship, with a lot of love, a touch of disco, and more sparkle than you can imagine.

Now, I've always maintained that I don't plan "gay" weddings - Just weddings for people in love!  But someone gave the wedding weekend it's own Movie Title, billing it "Rocco And Marek's Big Fat Mexican Polish Gay Wedding" and with a few #MaRocco2014 hashtags in place, it stuck!  And so in honor of the love and humor these two bring to every occasion, their desire to include everything and everyone, the blending of cultures, and the uniting of these amazing families - I give you now the photos by Antonio Abrego, an emerging talent that captured the day so beautifully!

Rocco and Marek - As one special guest said during the toasting segment of your evening, "You have showed us the way."

Love is love, and I love you two from the very bottom to the top!  Thank you and your families for trusting me with such a special day, and thank you for being such an incredible part of our lives!

Always...


I couldn't help myself!  This "Weddings are Gay" card is available at Paper & Home.  The groom's engagement rings feature chocolate diamonds.   Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

I couldn't help myself!  This "Weddings are Gay" card is available at Paper & Home.  The groom's engagement rings feature chocolate diamonds.  

Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

Rocco & Marek personalized everything from their socks to their bowties with the "m&r" logo. Gay Wedding | Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego

Rocco & Marek personalized everything from their socks to their bowties with the "m&r" logo.

Gay Wedding | Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego

The grooms eschewed tradition, opting to spend their morning enjoying room service and getting ready together.   Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

The grooms eschewed tradition, opting to spend their morning enjoying room service and getting ready together.  

Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

The grooms were totally free to be themselves, with Rocco embracing his laid back style with an open bowtie.  Marek's bowtie was finished tight and high.  Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

The grooms were totally free to be themselves, with Rocco embracing his laid back style with an open bowtie.  Marek's bowtie was finished tight and high. 

Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

The grounds of the Oak Lawn Country Club provided gorgeous green hills and landscaping for the couple's formal portraits. Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

The grounds of the Oak Lawn Country Club provided gorgeous green hills and landscaping for the couple's formal portraits.

Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

Just two beautiful men sharing a moment before they became husband and husband. Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

Just two beautiful men sharing a moment before they became husband and husband.

Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

In a private moment alone, and perhaps to calm their nerves, Rocco & Marek practiced their first dance as two singles before becoming husbands. Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

In a private moment alone, and perhaps to calm their nerves, Rocco & Marek practiced their first dance as two singles before becoming husbands.

Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

Rocco and Marek were surrounded by their parents prior to heading inside to their wedding ceremony.  Each groom was walked down the aisle by his parents, who then served as their bridal party. Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

Rocco and Marek were surrounded by their parents prior to heading inside to their wedding ceremony.  Each groom was walked down the aisle by his parents, who then served as their bridal party.

Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

As guests entered the ceremony, they were asked to stop and sign the couple's guest book, which featured hand drawn images from throughout their relationship by The Girl Who Drew You.   Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

As guests entered the ceremony, they were asked to stop and sign the couple's guest book, which featured hand drawn images from throughout their relationship by The Girl Who Drew You.  

Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

This social couple kept things organized online with their hashtag #MaRocco2014, which was printed on table cards.  All of the stationery featured a platinum glittered border beneath fuchsia and white card stock. Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

This social couple kept things organized online with their hashtag #MaRocco2014, which was printed on table cards.  All of the stationery featured a platinum glittered border beneath fuchsia and white card stock.

Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

The custom unity candle was wrapped in crystals and featured a glittering monogram in black and fuchsia accents. Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

The custom unity candle was wrapped in crystals and featured a glittering monogram in black and fuchsia accents.

Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

During the ceremony, which was presided over by the couple's dear friend Chris Saldana, the grooms were wrapped in a crystal lasso by Rocco's parents, literally binding them together.   Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

During the ceremony, which was presided over by the couple's dear friend Chris Saldana, the grooms were wrapped in a crystal lasso by Rocco's parents, literally binding them together.  

Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

The couple wrote their own vows, making the entire room laugh and cry.   Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

The couple wrote their own vows, making the entire room laugh and cry.  

Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

And they sealed their vows with a selfie! Rocco has been named as one of Las Vegas' most influential tweeters, so naturally they needed to document their union with a selfie. Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

And they sealed their vows with a selfie! Rocco has been named as one of Las Vegas' most influential tweeters, so naturally they needed to document their union with a selfie.

Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

As per Polish tradition, the newlyweds were presented with bread and wine, with wishes that they always be happily in love. Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

As per Polish tradition, the newlyweds were presented with bread and wine, with wishes that they always be happily in love.

Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

We took the lights way down for the couple's first dance to John Legend's "All Of Me". Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

We took the lights way down for the couple's first dance to John Legend's "All Of Me".

Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

Groom Marek and his mother cut up the dance floor to Cindy Lauper's "True Colors". Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

Groom Marek and his mother cut up the dance floor to Cindy Lauper's "True Colors".

Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

I can't.  Rocco's dance with his mother was just so emotional and beautiful.   Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

I can't.  Rocco's dance with his mother was just so emotional and beautiful.  

Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

For the rest of the night, each and every guest was on the dance floor - surrounding the couple with love and laughter! Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

For the rest of the night, each and every guest was on the dance floor - surrounding the couple with love and laughter!

Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Antonio Abrego | Gay Weddings

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito is often published, with works featured by the likes of BRIDES, Style Me Pretty, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, The NY Times, LA Times, Junebug Weddings, and more. With an eye catching style that shares not only the story, but the soul, of a wedding, Andrea's clients praise her for being their wedding planner, event designer, advocate, and friend.

An internationally acclaimed speaker, Andrea appears and speaks at events for The Engage Luxury Wedding Summit, NACE, The Knot, the Wedding MBA, and more.  Named the Best Wedding Planner in Las Vegas (2013, 2015, 2016), Wedding Professional of the Year (2011) and ranked as one of the top 50 wedding planners world-wide, Andrea works with celebrities, athletes, executives, and all people in love!

Based in Las Vegas, and working as a destination wedding planner world wide, you can learn more at www.AndreaEppolitoEvents.com.