Good Morning America’s Sam Champion Wants a “Tiny, Tiny” Wedding

Josh Elliott, Lara Spencer, and Sam Champion attend the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation's A Magical Evening Gala at Cipriani, Wall Street on November 28, 2012 in New York City.  Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

If Good Morning America news anchor Josh Elliott has his way, he’ll play a major role in weatherman Sam Champion‘s upcoming nuptials to fine-arts photographer Rubem Robierb.

“I’m still hoping that I get to marry them. I will do what it takes,” Elliott told Us Weekly at Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation’s Magical Evening benefit in New York City Nov. 28. “I’ll be your caterer if you need a caterer. I will be your harpist. . . I will be your florist!”

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All kidding aside, Champion said the wedding will be a “tiny, tiny” affair. “What I’m most excited about is [my fiance] and the opportunity to spend the rest of my life with him, because I think he’s the most amazing person in the world.”

Sam Champion and artist
Artist Rubem Robierb and Sam Champion attend the Bullet-Fly Effect and other works by Rubem Robierb Exhibition Opening at the Emmanuel Fremin Gallery on November 8, 2012 in New York City. John Lamparski/

Champion, 51, joked that Elliott, 41, and lifestyle anchor Lara Spencer, 43, might call him a groomzilla, but he doesn’t think it would be a true assessment. “You let people who know what they’re doing do what they do, and then you lay back and enjoy it,” he told Us. “You know what I mean?”

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“I love the way they’re doing it. I’m so proud to be asked to be a part of it,” Spencer raved. “I think when you’re young you want the dress and the flowers — [Sam and Rubem] know what it’s really about. It’s about sharing your love with your friends. It’s about a wonderful celebration. It’s a party!”

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Champion and Robierb announced their engagement in early October. The couple met several years ago in Miami after being introduced by mutual friends.

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