Before he puts on his white suit, Eklund opens up about why his relationship with Kaplan is so special. "Before I met Derek, I feel like I was traveling this world alone," he admits.
"Growing up as a gay man, I always wanted to have a family. I wanted to get married, I wanted to have kids. I never, ever thought that was going to happen. But things have changed now." Last month, when the Defense of Marriage Act fell, Eklund could not have been more excited. "I high-kicked so hard, I feel on my back!" he told the Dish.
Over the past eight months, the happy couple have been feverishly preparing for their big day. We got a first glimpse of the gorgeous island the real estate guru rented out for the affair, and as a bonus, a hilarious clip of the duo trying to get ready for their first dance as married men. (Don't miss the look on the dance instructor's face when Fredrik freestyles.)
As their guests assemble for the beautiful beachside affair, Eklund takes his partner's hand and prepares for his last few moments as a single man. "Here I am getting married," he says. "It's the most amazing feeling."