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Just Married: Love & Mariano Vegas Love Story

Words by Love Bailey

Photographs by Glitz Entertainment & Nick Haymes

In a city where the dice of fate are rolled against the neon-lit backdrop, Love Bailey and Mariano Rubin De Celis choreographed their own symphony of love, fashion, and whimsical pandemonium amidst the iconic Little White Chapel where Britney Spears and Kevin Federline were married. Their union transcended the ordinary Hetero landscape of American weddings, scripting a narrative that harmonized with the vibrant pulse of Vegas while dancing to the beats of their unorthodox & radically queer love story.

Fashion took center stage, blending personal artistry with creativity. Bailey, the creative force behind her glamour chose David Giampiccolo from Broken Heart Couture to make her a custom leather corseted red dress as the base for love’s signature slather hand painting, infusing it with her essence. But she didn’t stop there—flowers adorned her very own bullwhip, a symbol of her individuality and strength. The skirt and headpiece, a labor of love made by both Bailey and Mariano in a whirlwind 24 hours before the wedding, embodied their shared dedication and creativity. The final touch? Gluing Bailey's old, broken showgirl earrings onto the train, a testament to the couple's penchant for weaving memories into every stitch.

The eve of their nuptials saw the duo exploring the vibrant Vegas scene, from tipsy escapades at the Flamingo Hotel to chance encounters at a dive bar wearing young british designer Edwin Mohney. Amidst the revelry, a poignant moment unfolded when a mother from a beautiful black family sought Bailey's guidance on supporting her transgender son. Love transcended boundaries as Bailey shared her wisdom and empathy, a prelude to the celebration of love that awaited.

The day itself, however, wasn’t without its Vegas-style drama. The rush from the courthouse to the Little White Chapel felt like navigating the chaos of America, compounded by the unenthusiastic atmosphere within. Their Elvis officiant, bearing an uncanny resemblance to a Trump-impersonating-Elvis, added a touch of unexpected hilarity. With a headpiece taller than the chapel's roof and off-key Elvis tunes serenading the room, laughter became the anthem of their ceremony.

In a moment that captured the essence of their bond, Mariano slid a custom Michael Schmidt ring onto Bailey’s finger, sealing their commitment amidst the chaotic symphony of the Vegas chapel.

The celebration continued outside, where the couple and their eclectic audience including Mama Savage, art photographer Nick Haymes, Burlesque dancer Jake Dupree, Creative Directors of Kylie Mingoues voltaire Marc and Manon, and famed drag queen Manila Luzon. reveled in joyous chaos. However, the glitz of Vegas couldn’t cloak the jarring reminder of transphobia lurking in the shadows. A security guard’s misplaced discomfort interrupted the festivities, telling us to leave the premises because Love’s tits were out of her corset, a stark reminder that even amidst love and celebration, prejudice can rear its ugly head.

After the ceremony the two headed over to the Park MGM where Lady Gaga and Brian Newman serenaded the couple during their legendary horny jazz all through the night. 

Bailey and Mariano’s wedding was more than a union; it was a statement. It challenged the stereotypical, heteronormative narrative of weddings in America, transforming it into a vibrant, campy, and fabulous celebration of love and liberation. It embraced the freedom to redefine traditions and the courage to confront societal norms head-on.

Their union stood as a testament to the power of love, resilience, and the audacity to craft one’s own narrative in a world that often insists on conformity. For Bailey and Mariano, it was not just about tying the knot but about knotting together their individualities into a tapestry of love and unapologetic self-expression.

In a world that often commodifies love, their wedding was a joyous rebellion—a celebration that mirrored their vibrant spirits and their unyielding commitment to authenticity.

As they walked away from the Little White Chapel, draped in the colors of their own creation, Bailey and Mariano left behind a trail of glitter and love, reminding the world that love, in all its beautiful forms, deserves celebration and respect.



Love Bailey is a Trans multidisciplinary visionaire focused on bringing queer communities together through an artist-in-residency program called the “Savage Ranch. Having journeyed through several creative industries from fashion, music, set design and dance, Love has had the pleasure of musing with the likes of Lady Gaga, Naomi Campbell, Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, Rhianna, Azealia Banks, and collaborated with brands such as Moma Museum, Warner Brothers, Valentino, Pat Mcgrath, Absolut Vodka, Vogue magazine, Playboy just to name a few. Love Bailey now finds herself building a world free from discrimination in a new realm of creation through her living art experiment. The Savage Ranch - located just outside the California desert, nestled in wine country - is a place where artists all over the world have come to decompress from the chaos of the city and tap into their truest form, fully realised, living what Love calls “The Full Fantasy.”

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