Two months after tying the knot, designer Marc Jacobs is opening up about the special significance of saying ‘I do.’
On Thursday, the 56-year-old shared a video celebrate Pride on the Marc Jacobs Beauty YouTube channel, spotlighting three same-sex weddings — including his own April 5 nuptials with Charly ‘Char’ Defrancesco.
Speaking about the importance of his big day, the designer said: ‘This is about equality, and gays have had to fight for the right to be married. And that’s important to me.’
They do! Marc Jacobs and his husband Charly ‘Char’ Defrancesco tied the knot at their $9 million mansion in Rye, New York on April 5
Romantic: On Thursday, he shared video from three weddings, including his own, in a video celebrating Pride Month
Add a little bling: The clip includes footage of them exchanging vows and rings
A big deal: In a voiceover, Jacobs talks about the significance of the wedding, which happened two months ago
‘I found it so special to have that group of closest friends being there while we exchanged our vows,’ he said
Jacobs and Defrancesco married in a private, intimate ceremony at their new $9 million mansion in Rye, New York, exchanging vows in front of 40 friends and family members.
Speaking the new video, entitled Celebrate (With Pride), Jacobs said inviting the most important people in their lives to join in the moment was poignant.
‘I found it so special to have that group of closest friends being there while we exchanged our vows,’ he said.
He also spoke about writing those vows, adding: ‘I believe in true love. In writing my vows to Charly, and Charly writing his vows to me, I learned a lot about defining love and defining what commitment is.
‘I felt loved more than anything,’ he went on. ‘And I don’t think that has any boundaries. Straight, gay, or otherwise. It’s more than a wedding, it’s a victory.
‘We do have a voice, and we have to make our voices heard,’ he said.
‘I felt loved more than anything,’ he went on. ‘And I don’t think that has any boundaries. Straight, gay, or otherwise. It’s more than a wedding, it’s a victory’
The footage shows the two men getting ready in their home, putting on suits and ties
A sweet floral touch: Each also wore a calla lily pinned to his lapel
Jacobs told Defrancesco: ‘Char my love, in my darkest and loneliest moment you came into my life like some giant happy baby and made me laugh and smile’
While he spoke, images from their wedding played, showing the pair getting ready in their suits with calla lilies on their lapels.
They exchanged vows, which they wrote themselves, and then kissed to the applause of onlookers.
Their touching vows were also shared, starting with Jacobs speaking to his 36-year-old groom.
‘Char my love, in my darkest and loneliest moment you came into my life like some giant happy baby and made me laugh and smile. In that moment, I didn’t feel alone or lonely. I felt safe and loved,’ he said.
‘It is a privilege to be with you and have you in my life and I promise you that I will never take you for granted.
‘I promise I will better learn how to listen to you, to hear you, and to understand you. What you have given me, that I’ve never had before, is the dream of a happy forever. And I promise you that I will never, ever float away.’
All the weddings: Though Jacobs’ wedding served as the grand finale, the video also included Esmee and Inez from the Netherlands saying ‘I do’
Sweet: The video also included scenes from the wedding of Aleks and Rafa from Los Angeles
Defrancesco responded with a similarly touching speech.
‘Marc, never in my life would I ever have imagined a happy ending for myself, and then you came along,’ he said.
‘I was so amazed and I’m so humbled that such a remarkable and brilliant man would want to love and with just a regular guy like me. I vow to try my best to make you smile every day. I vow to try to give you everything you give to me.
‘I love you with all my heart, body, and mind, and I vow to you today that I will never float away,’ he concluded.
Though Jacobs’ wedding served as the grand finale, the video also included scenes from the weddings of Aleks and Rafa from Los Angeles and Esmee and Inez from the Netherlands.
According to Marc Jacobs Beauty, the other couples featured in the video were given ‘wedding glam’ by the brand’s makeup artists, while a video crew was sent to help them celebrate their special day.
Marc Jacobs Beauty also added six new lip gloss shades to its Enamored Dazzling Gloss Lip Lacquer collection as part of the Pride campaign, while vowing to donate 10 per cent of proceeds made from the collection, up to $75,000, to Sage — an organization dedicated to improving the lives of older members of the LGBTQ community.
Home sweet home: Their ceremony was held at the 1955 Frank Lloyd Wright-designed waterfront property that Jacobs purchased for $9.18 million
Fancy! The 5,700-square-foot home sits on 1.22 acres and has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a two-story living room, a wood-paneled elevator, guest quarters, and a heated garage
Check it out: The video also showed a peek inside their newly-purchased home
Jacobs had shared another intimate video from his wedding earlier this spring, his first time sharing a look inside the event.
The video showed the happy couple getting ready and walking through the halls of their lavish home before exchanging vows in front of an exposed brick wall decorated with cherry blossoms.
It also included snippets of their relationship and the proposal.
The newly-purchased home that hosted their wedding ceremony is a 1955 Frank Lloyd Wright-designed waterfront property that Jacobs purchased for $9.18 million — closing the deal days before the nuptials.
According to Architectural Digest, the 5,700-square-foot home sits on 1.22 acres and has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a two-story living room, a wood-paneled elevator, guest quarters with a separate entrance, and a heated garage.
It was first designed for Max Hoffman, an Austrian businessman who fled the Nazis to and went on to become the first importer and dealer of European luxury cars in the United States.
Par-tay! Following the intimate ceremony, Jacobs and his 36-year-old husband went on to host a lavish party in Manhattan the next night
Heading out: The pair were seen in suits while heading to the fete in Manhattan
Delish! Social media images showed the happy couple feeding each other cake during their lavish wedding reception
A-list: The star-studded party was held at the swanky eatery The Grill on East 52nd Street and the newlyweds took to a podium to address their guests
Supermodels: Gigi and Bella Hadid (left) and Emily Ratajkowski (right) were among the 700 guests to attend the lavish wedding reception
To be a fly on the wall! Supemodels Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell were also on the star-studded guest list
The boss: Vogue Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Anna Wintour in her trademark dark glasses arrived in a long floral dress matched with a sparkling jewel necklace
Following the intimate ceremony, Jacobs and his 36-year-old husband went on to host a lavish party in Manhattan the next night for 700 guests, including a number of high-profile celebrities and models.
The star-studded wedding reception was held at the swanky eatery The Grill on East 52nd Street.
Gigi and Bella Hadid, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Emily Ratajkowski were among the high-profile guests snapped by waiting photographers as they arrived at the festivities.
The guest list also stretched to the likes of Christy Turlington, Alek Wek, Helena Christensen, Justin Theroux, Bette Middler, Chloe Sevingny, Rita Ora, Kaia Gerber, Mya, Lil’ Kim, and Anna Wintour.
As party favors, guests got custom premium VVS cannabis pens with ‘Marc and Char’ branded on the boxes.
They also took home a swag bag with a cheeky note reading, ‘I came to Marc and Char’s wedding and all I got was this lousy sweatshirt.’