Wedding planner Jove Meyer of Jove Meyer Events created a modern, luxe setting for two men to say “I do.” The best part of same-sex weddings according to Meyer? “Creating traditions together. There’s no rule book for gay weddings, so couples can do what feels right to them,” he says.
Modern MasculinityPatricia Heal
Natural elements like wood, marble and metallics pair with a moody palette of greens to give this wedding a refined, masculine vibe. Napkins in playful patterns add to the celebration, while a collection of unexpected stems gives an element of softness and romance to the table. “A napkin takes up a large portion of the setting, so opt for custom ones—
if not for all your guests, for at least the head table,” Meyer says. Bonus: You can use them for postwedding dinner parties.
Putnam & Putnam flowers, PutnamFlowers.com; Katie Fischer Design menus, KatieFischerDesign.com; Broadway Party Rentals tables, BroadwayPartyRentals.com; Party Rental Ltd. chairs and place settings, PartyRentalLtd.com
Dapper DetailsPatricia Heal
Dressing the part means staying authentic to your style, Meyer says. A unified palette gives these mismatched ties and shoes a cohesive, styled look.
Awl & Sundry shoes, AwlandSundry.com; The Tie Bar bow tie and tie, TheTieBar.com; BlockandHammer copper tie bar, Etsy.com
Polished PerfectionPatricia Heal
The details should feel special—start to finish. A marble design is the perfect canvas for romantic copper calligraphy and lime edging. “The envelope liner is the first thing guests see when they open the invitation. We wanted to make sure they knew it was going to be a party,” Meyer says of the Jackson Pollack–inspired splatter liner.
Katie Fischer Design stationery, KatieFischerDesign.com; Ink + Nibs calligraphy, InkandNibs.com
Vintage VinoPatricia Heal
A guest book doesn’t have to be a book. Ask friends and family to sign bottles of wine you can open on milestone anniversaries.
Tasty TreatsPatricia Heal
When it comes to favors, go for edible. “Many guests travel to weddings, and some keep partying after, so steer clear of tchotchkes and go for something guests can eat right then and there,” Meyer says.
Jam Jar Bakery favors, JamJarNY.com
Copper Cuff LinksPatricia Heal
Opt for matching rings or choose something authentic to your personal style. These cuff links reflect each groom’s first name as well as their shared monogram, a chic symbol
of their coming together.
Anna Sheffield gold band and black diamond band, AnnaSheffield.com; BlockandHammer cuff links, Etsy.com
Decadent DrizzlePatricia Heal
A not-quite naked cake gets a style upgrade with a caramel finish and floral topping. This rich, multilayer dessert is the exclamation point of this sophisticated soiree.
Luckybird Bakery cake, LuckybirdBakes.com