Two Grooms In Manhattan: Derek & Ken
Their wedding cake was a decadently delicious work of art. A creation of David Chang’s team at Momofuku Milk Bar, it entailed an unfrosted mix of pistachio and lemon curd, with dulce de leche truffles all around. “We’re foodies,” Derek said. “We had to go with that cake, it was so unique.”
Their favors were also culinary-inspired. Each guest was gifted a box with three vials, each containing a type of spice or molecular gastronomy chemicals. “We also included recipes,” Ken said. “We’re sort of obsessive-compulsive when it comes to food.”
The highlight of the party was the surprise appearance of a dance pole they transported from their home in Brooklyn. Ken had built the pole for their house parties year ago, but recently they retired it. Their friends were ecstatic to see the pole one last time. “Its last ‘hurrah’ was for our wedding,” Ken said.
Denise Oliveira is a Brooklyn-based writer. She has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York City and is the founder of Prequels, where she interviews engaged couples to create wedding invitations and favors that incorporate their love story.