My Small, Skinny, Gay Wedding

And just like that, one week I’m attending a funeral, the next, a wedding.

John, a friend I’ve had since the fifth grade – 42 years! – just married Bill, his partner of the last 25. They live with their daughters in Vegas and have been active in gender equality all their lives. And now it was their turn to finally get hitched.

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I was their witness at City Hall.

It was a very odd experience breaking from my typical Monday morning routine of shuffling downstairs to my office in pajama bottoms and a ratty t-shirt. Instead, I showered, put on makeup, and slipping into a dress and heels.  Odder still navigating public transit in the above ensemble.

But wow, what a beautiful experience, watching people I love get married.

Their girls, Olivia and Vivienne, were beyond excited to see “Papa” and “Dad” do what normal couples do. But this is no normal family. I mean, they are, but to some, they will always be different. To me they are different — more loving, giving and happy than almost any family I know.

Not only was I inspired by their love, but also by Olivia and Vivienne’s style, channeling Audrey Hepburn in their Zoe dresses and black ballet flats. Chic, sophisticated, wonderful.

Something old: our friendship.

Something new: their status as husband and husband.

Something borrowed: my vintage shoes.

Something blue: The girl’s white and blue floral gowns.

Steal their look here.

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Left to right: 1. Oscar De La Renta Flower Flared dress, Fartetch; 2. Dorothy Perkins Chi Chi Dress, Dorothy Perkins; 3. Narsico Rodriquez Sleeveless Dress, Farfetch; 4. Erdem Vanya Print Jersey Dress, Farfetch; 5. Tory Burch Floral Print Dress, Farfetch.

In case you’re wondering, I’m sporting an Emanuel fur collar coat, Lanvin dress, Vintage Pony Shoes from Painted Bird Vintage in San Francisco, and Thierry Lasry shades.

The grooms are decked in Armani black label.


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