San Diego Chic Beach Inspired Wedding: Beau & Aliber
May 16, 2015
Beau and Aliber knew love would enter their lives, as gay children and then as gay adults, but a wedding never seemed part of their foreseeable future. On Dec. 4, 2012, they exercised what legal rights they did have and became domestic partners.
Awaiting the Supreme Court’s impending ruling on California’s same-sex marriage ban, Proposition 8, they decided to postpone their celebration. On June 26, 2013, the Court overturned the ban, and Beau and Aliber began their wedding journey.
Balboa Park is part of the grooms’ running route – they literally ran across it! They selected the Museum of Art with its sculpture garden, outdoor café area and beautiful indoor rotunda for the wedding.
Beau and Aliber’s ceremony included personal vows, an exchange of rings and both a wine and a sand unity ceremony. A few quick photos followed the ceremony, then the men were presented as husbands and walked down the stairs of the rotunda to the Museum of Art.
Guests enjoyed delectable cocktail hour fare including a seafood station, trays of empanadas and a specialty cocktail, “The Alibeau.”
A live mariachi band greeted guests as they left the cocktail period. Arrangements of roses, peonies, lilies and orchids spilled on to guest tables from custom vessels made for the event. Beach-themed silver frames held pictures of Beau and Aliber, and sand dollars served as table numbers. White linens were accented with blue napkins shaped into bow ties.
Beau and Aliber shared their beautiful wedding story, and added the following message: “On June 26, 2015 little boys and little girls were given the right to dream of the many joys and celebrations love may bring to them. ‘No longer may this liberty be denied,’ Justice Kennedy wrote. Wedding etiquette allows for guests to send their gift up to a year after the wedding. A little over a month after our wedding, the Supreme Court sent their wedding gift. People have been asking, ‘So is it different, now that you’re married?’ Our response, ‘Yes, we are husbands.’ The future is now, all boys and girls can start clipping magazine pictures for wedding ideas. How does a contemporary modern wedding with the ‘essence’ of a beach sound?”