San Francisco wedding
It took three years for Lauren Pieretti’s and Lori LaCoursiere’s relationship to develop after they met at The Café in the Castro District. But once Lori proposed on Baker Beach during a training run for a half marathon, the couple decided they couldn’t wait for the legalization of same-sex marriage to wed, so they staged a nautical-theme commitment ceremony at the Argonaut Hotel on November 5.
When Jenn Jacobs and Bill Phillips met in August of 2009, they quickly realized they shared the same sense of humor and became pals. Several years passed before their relationship morphed into something else, but once their “more than friends” status was established, it took Bill just 12 months to propose.
“We had decided that we were going to exchange gifts for our one-year anniversary,” says Jenn. “I thought I was getting a David Yurman bracelet, but when I opened up the box, I found a rock he’d put in there to give it weight so I wouldn’t catch on. When I looked up, he was down on one knee,” she says. “I was totally surprised! All I got him was a tie.”