John and Edwaard met in Illinois, have lived in multiple states and fell in love in San Francisco so it was only fitting to exchange vows there, not to mention its historical significance. “San Francisco City Hall is important to us as a civil rights monument as much as it is a stunning example of Beaux Arts neo-classical architecture and design,” says the grooms. “It’s a democratic institution that showcases strength with grace, and moreover historically has been the locus for gay rights nationwide and not worldwide. This is also the City Hall where openly gay city councilman Harvey Milk sacrificed his life for human rights and equality for all.”
The grooms wore navy custom suits that they had made during a trip to Phuket, and exchanged their written vows and rings on the balcony with only a handful of close friends and family to witness. Afterwards, they celebrated with Chinese food and lychee cocktails!
As a lover of all things wedding and a fierce cheerleader for marriage equality, I decided to marry my two passions and create a resource where all couples can be equally represented. Armed with seven years in both print and online lifestyle journalism, I dove headfirst into this passion project in 2013 and Love Inc. was born.
I’m inspired every day by the couples that grace our pages, from the can’t-live-without-you grasps to the gentle sweeping away of a happy tear, the love that they so clearly have for each other is intoxicating, and drives me to create the best product possible … while enjoying every second of it.