A Very Dapper Wedding: Christina & G

This is our seventh and final post in dapperQ’s Wedding Week, where we feature dapper weddings and answer all of your burning wedding questions. Today, we are featuring the dapper wedding of Christina and G. Christina shared with us a bit about their love story, as well as where they got those dashing wedding ensembles.

*Feature by Christina Gomez. Photos by Miki Vargas Photography, except where noted otherwise.

CG5bPhoto by Miki Vargas Photography

G and I met at the closing karaoke party at the Butch Voices conference in Oakland, CA in 2009. I had volunteered with the conference over the weekend. We started chit chatting in between singing and dancing, and at the end, G gave me his phone number. I was too shy to call, so I sent him a Facebook friend request instead! (How lame!) We connected anyway though, and G came to Oakland the following weekend to go to the “Sistah’s Steppin in Pride” event in Oakland with me. We’ve been together ever since.

CG1bPhoto by Miki Vargas Photography

We were engaged after dating/living together for about 18 months. We had an 18 month engagement, so we were together for about 3 years before we got married. We also got legally married after DOMA and Prop 8 was overturned. We did a “quicky” civil ceremony at the Alameda County Courthouse. We call this our “taxiversary.”

CG8bPhoto by Miki Vargas Photography

For our wedding, we wanted to balance our vision of a beautiful, outdoor wedding, but with the casual, party atmosphere we wanted. We got married at the Martin Luther King Shoreline Center in Oakland.

CG2bPhoto by Miki Vargas Photography

My dress was from Mori Lee, Julietta collection, purchased from Trudy’s Bridal in Campbell, CA. My shoes were Badgley Mischka, purchased from Nordstrom. I decided not to wear a veil, and wore a feather, blingy hair fastener instead.

CG7Photo by Miki Vargas Photography

CG6Photo by Miki Vargas Photography

The suits were from Men’s Wearhouse.  G’s suit was a Jones New York suit that we purchased and had tailored to fit perfectly.  The other suits were Calvin Klein rentals, also from Men’s Wearhouse.  The alterations were done there as well. (A good seamstress makes ALL the difference!)

CG4Photo by Miki Vargas Photography

CG3Photo by Miki Vargas Photography

We currently live in Oakland, CA with our four huge dogs, and two cats.

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