Marco & Jimmie’s Iconic San Francisco Gay Wedding at The Palace of Fine Arts and The Conservatory of Flowers

Jimmie & Marco-Featured ImageMARCO CHAVEZ JR. & JIMMIE LOPEZ

Jimmie arrived in San Francisco the day after Christmas Day in 2005.  That following March, while his best friend, Jeremy, was visiting San Francisco, Jimmie and Marco came across each other for the first time during a night out at Bar on Castro (now QBar). While there was a definite connection, Marco was preparing for an extended trip to Asia.  Due to the brief time they spent together and the two’s extensive travel schedules, it wasn’t until June that their paths crossed again at Badlands – affectionately, The Bad Place.  It was after this second meeting that Jimmie and Marco began to get to know each other and quickly realized there was more than just a spark.  A shared love for food and being silly, Marco’s warmth and authentic love of life reinvigorated Jimmie’s heart.  Hours turned into days, days turned into nights, weeks, months, and, seven years later, Jimmie proposed on July 2, 2013.

Dear Jimmie & Marco – As you unite in marriage, remember that the rhythm of the music will change, but the music will always remain the same.  For the music is the sound of your love for each other and together you’ll learn to dance to the changing rhythm that is life.   Congratulations!  xoxo

Wedding Planning & Event Design:  Duncan Reyes & Alex Barranco, f. duncan reyes events by design

Photography:  Sue Johnson, Sue Johnson Photography

Bar & Beverage Catering:  Harvey Hunerberg & Tim Smith, Bartenders Unlimited

Cake (Tres Leches):  Bobby DeTulio, Delessio Market & Bakery

Catering & Rentals:  Laura Benitez, Fork & Spoon Productions

Entertainment (Ceremony & Cocktail Reception):  Petr Masek & Ivo Bokulik, Masek Music

Entertainment (DJ):  William Taylor Barrios

Floral Design:  Patrick Schneider

Hotel Accommodations:  Mark Saladino, Intercontinental Mark Hopkins

Lighting Design:  Ashley Hugus, Got Light

Mechanical Unicorns:  April Lee Ellis, Mission Pony

Officiant:  Zinnia Menard Wolf (Friend of the Grooms)

Rentals (Ceremony Chairs):  Azeema Jhinnu, Abbey Party Rents

Rentals (DJ Equipment & Sound):  Jason Mitchell & Josh Regal, Gatsby Entertainment

Transportation:  Eric Lynberg, Super Sightseeing Tours c/o Grayline of San Francisco

Tuxedo Rentals & Sales:  Michael Davenport, Black Tie Tuxedos

Venue (Ceremony):  Amanda Lee, The Palace of Fine Arts

Venue (Reception):  Annie Abernethy, San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

Wedding Rehearsal Dinner:  Limon Rotisserie