Silicon Valley Opulent Gay Wedding

Silicon Valley Gay Wedding
Clane Gessel Photography

An opulent Silicon Valley gay wedding with a Veuve Cliquot lounge, Brazilian truffles and an abundance of pink and white flowers

Macio Oliveira and Edgar Martinez married at the Silicon Valley’s turn-of-the-century Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose, California.

The two grooms met at the same place when Macio was a plus-one at Edgar’s 40th birthday in 2014. “Four months later, we had our first trip together,” says Macio. “We went to the Caribbean. It was the perfect night: the ocean, the cliff, and a dinner table for two. We were at W Hotel Vieques. We had an eight-course tasting menu. Dom Perignon all night. Before dessert the server brought the special course: a plate with the ring box floating on crushed ice and lots of orchids. His face, his reaction, forever in my heart. And Edgar said YES.”

FONDEST WEDDING MOMENT:

Macio: “My best friend Maria marrying us; my mother walking me down the aisle; watching Edgar with his daughter walking the aisle; all our friends and family celebrating us, celebrating love. Interesting facts about you and your spouse that you would like to share: We put our hearts and souls to design that beautiful night. Everything was planned to make a memorable night.”

ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES:

Macio: “Get stressed, get happy, cry, but laugh a lot, stress a bit more, but always have a glass of champagne in your hands, and don’t forget: count on your besties to help you throughout the process. It’s a lot of work, but it’s all worth it. Cheers.” 

WEDDING VENDORS:
Photographer: Clane Gessel Photography 
Florist, Designer, Décor, Coordinator: Flowers by Edgar – Edgar Martinez 
Linens: Pro Prep Events / Allure Eventz – Maricela Martinez (inside Ballroom)
Veuve Clicquot Lounge Linen:  Chair Divas / Jasmine Nguyen
Rentals: Custom White Tables – Ideas Event Styling / Shawna Barlow
Clear Ballroom Chairs, White Dance Floor: Events by Dynamic / Oscar Rosales
Chivari Chairs for Ceremony: Pro Prep Events / Allure Eventz – Maricela Martinez 
Draping and White Carpet: Fine Linen Creation / Terry Dudley
Dessert Mirror Tables: Dekko88 Furniture Rental 
Lighting: Adam Gold, Jason Mitchel, Maxwell Alegria / Gatsby Entertainment Group 
Invitations: Duas Marias Papeleria / Adriana Marinho – Brazil 
Wedding: CC Events / Chaz Crosier – Day of, Wedding Coordinator 
Caterer: Dolce Hayes Mansion / San Jose 
Cake: Jen’s Cake / San Jose 
Candy Bar / dessert station: Design and Creation- Flowers by Edgar – Edgar Martinez and Macio Oliveira
Brazilian Truffles: Caca Brigadeira
Cupcake, Tarts, Confections and Macaroons: Panida Garrett 
Favors: Pink Flip Flop, Yellow Champagne Flute custom made in Brazil 
Ceremony Entertainment: Adam Gold, Jason Mitchel, Maxwell Alegria / Gatsby Entertainment Group 
Reception Entertainment: Adam Gold, Jason Mitchel, Maxwell Alegria / Gatsby Entertainment Group 
DJ and MC: Mariachi Tapatio
Brazilian Dancers: Johana SambaConmigo
OnesnapPhotobooth: Victor Nguyen
Videographer: AVR Films / David Ethridge 
Hair: Chava’ Pelo Salon and Skin by Gina / Gina Fernandez (Wedding Party) 
Makeup: Chava’ Pelo Salon and Skin by Gina / Gina Fernandez (Wedding Party)
Groom’s Formalwear: Black Jacket : Ryan Seacrest, White Jacket: Tom Ford, Macio’s Shoes: Gucci, Edgar’s Shoes: Versace, Bow Tie: Tom Ford
Mother’s Dresses: Custom made in Brazil 
Gift Registries: Honeymoon Money Fund 
Wedding Night Hotel: Dolce Hayes Mansion 

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