Thom Watson and Jeff Tabaco first discovered each other’s blogs in early 2003, while both men were living in the Washington, D.C., metro area. After reading and commenting for a few months, they first met in person that June, and have been together ever since.
Thom and Jeff registered as domestic partners in the State of California on Friday, February 13, 2009, and became engaged the following evening, on Valentine’s Day, in Carmel. On Saturday, September 26, 2009, surrounded by friends and family, they celebrated their lifelong commitment to each other with a joyful wedding at the Cliff House in San Francisco.
From the blog
Three musicians played and sang live during our ceremony. And, as one of the wedding favors, we designed and burned CDs that included selections from our ceremony and from our wedding playlists, grouped thematically.More »
The full text of our wedding ceremony. SARA is Sara Hickman, Texas State Musician of the Year for 2010. SHELDON, our officiant, is Sheldon Menery, Thom’s best friend for about the past 20 years.More »
Last Friday we had an engagement photo shoot with our friend and event photographer Julie Bernstein of Funcrunch Photo. Most of the photos were taken at Stanford (my alma mater), especially the Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden, which has a lot of great wood and stone carvings. We also took some back here in Daly [...]More »
Let’s check our handy-dandy countdown clock — it’s 55 days (!) to our wedding on September 26. I would’ve done a progress post 60 days out, but we had a couple of cake tastings this week, and I wanted to wait until after that. So here goes!More »
UPDATE (8/11): I spoke with the owner of the Ocean Park Motel yesterday, and much of their inventory already is booked for that weekend. All single rooms with a single queen bed or with a queen bed and a twin bed have been booked. They have a few single rooms left with two queen beds, [...]More »
Yay, so we found suits for our wedding! Thank you, Men’s Wearhouse buy one, get one free sale! So Thom and I knew that we wanted linen suits (to go with our beachy, tropical, tiki vibe), but the first time we went to our local MW store a few weeks ago, they didn’t have our [...]More »