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Sandra Bernhard Officiates Gay Wedding For Manhattan Power Couple

“It all began as all good gay-boy relationships do,” Bernhard said as she introduced the couple, “at Equinox on Greenwich Avenue!”

1. Sandra Bernhard officiated a gay wedding last Wednesday.

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Actress, comedienne, and Universal Life minister Sandra Bernhard officiated the wedding between Manhattan natives Georgi Dimitrov Balinov and Bradford Shane Shellhammer. “It all began as all good gay-boy relationships do,” Bernhard said as she introduced the couple, “at Equinox on Greenwich Avenue!” According to The New York Times, Balinov (right), 30, is a vice president for investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Shellhammer, 36, is a founder and the chief design officer of the social shopping site, Fab.com. Couple made in gay heaven? Yes. The ceremony, which had a staged mask ball theme, took place with relatives and friends at New York’s Russian Tea Room.

2. Following the ceremony she tweeted this photo with the caption, “my brides”.

3. Sandra also tweeted this after the wedding:


totally inspired by my first gay wedding that i hosted #bradfordgeorgie wonderful men who deserve much happiness.— Sandra Bernhard

6. As this shaky video proves, this wedding was a party for the ages:

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Sarah Karlan is the associate LGBT editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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