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Russell Kemp & Tom Wahlen

On March 6, 2012, comedienne-actress Fran Drescher officiated the wedding of Tom Wahlen and Russell Kemp at XL Nightclub in New York City. The couple, who have been together since 1992, were the winners of the “‘Love is Love’ Gay Marriage Contest,” in which couples submitted their personal love stories to TV Land (the home of Happily Divorced) in the hopes of catching Drescher’s eye and winning a dream wedding.

“I think they are an exemplary couple,” Drescher told Out. “They seem to be wonderful parents, and their children seem very happy. I think the world needs to see more people like them.”

During the lovely ceremony, the couple’s two small children—daughter Madison and son Mason—played the roles of flower girl and ring-bearer and prepared love poems for their parents. Later, Drescher married Tom and Russell under a chuppah, in accordance with Jewish tradition, and presided over the breaking of the glass and the Hora.

Michael Fruman, a representative for Tom Ford who helped dress the grooms, had many kind words for the happy couple. “They’re great guys,” Fruman said. “They can be completely outrageous sometimes, but they also know how to be classy when the time is right. And in the end, Tom is very much the groom and Russell is very much the bride.”


On March 6, 2012, Fran Drescher officiated the wedding of Tom Wahlen and Russell Kemp. The couple, who have been together since 1992, were the winners of the “‘Love is Love’ Gay Marriage Contest,” in which couples submitted their personal love stories to TV Land in the hopes of winning a dream wedding. “I think they are an exemplary couple,” Drescher told Out. “They seem to be wonderful parents, and their children seem very happy. I think the world needs to see more people like them.”



The reception, which was catered by KITCHIN and Georgetown Cupcake, included not only the married couple’s 200+ invited guests, but also celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch and gay MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts. Sylvia Weinstock, who designed the couple’s wedding cake, was also in attendance.

“We made a cake that had drama but that wasn’t particularly feminine, because they’re two men,” Weinstock explained. “It’s very strong in its look...It has a bit of pizzazz to it...a little bit more personality of the people who are being married.”

Weinstock has been designing celebratory cakes for 30 years, and she frequently designs for gay weddings.

Source: www.out.com/entertainment/popnography/2012/03/07/fran-drescher-officiates-wedding-two-men-new-york-city

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