Boston-based event planner Bryan Rafanelli has been blocked from talking to the media for weeks. The 48-year-old Rafanelli is known for his lavish events, and the Clinton nuptials reportedly cost more than $2 million.
TowleRoad.com points out that Bill Clinton hired a gay man to plan the wedding despite having signed the Defense of Marriage Act.
But this is the latest in a long line of events Rafanelli has planned for the Clintons. In 2004 he planned a party for them during the Democratic National Convention. In 2008 he did a Florida fund-raiser for Hillary Clinton.
During her 2008 presidential bid, Rafanelli’s partner, Mark Walsh, served on Hillary Clinton’s staff as her director of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender outreach.