Eric and Edgar’s summer evening gay wedding at the Lincourt Vineyards in Olivos, Calif., incorporated shades of white linen and smoke blue. Their florist used a variety of flowers, including peonies and hydrangeas, as well as eucalyptus and olive branches. The Los Angeles–based grooms, who’ve been together for 19 years, began planning their outdoor wedding when California announced in June 2013 that it would start issuing same-sex marriage licenses. Standing under an arch covered in flowers, Eric and Edgar said “I do” in matching Hugo Boss tuxedos and Salvatore Ferragamo black shoes. The exchanged matching platinum wedding bands from Tiffany & Co.
At the wedding reception, the 150 guests and the newlywed husbands dined on passed appetizers including ahi tuna tartare, wild boar pastrami Reuben, mac-and-cheese fritters with Maine lobster and house-smoked bacon-wrapped figs. The first course was heirloom tomato salad, and for the entrée, the guests were offered a choice of seared Alaskan halibut or cabernet-braised short rib. Both were served with gruyere potatoes and sautéed heirloom spinach. Children were served wood-fire cheese pizza. Enjoying a vineyard wedding, it was easy to celebrate and toast with wines from Lincourt Vineyards, including rosé, chardonnay and pinot noir.