Logan and Gary get Married
Have you ever heard a love story that seemed just so meant to be, you almost wanted to write it all down and turn it into a screenplay? That’s what Logan and Gary’s story is to me – a romance that almost seems like it could rival The Notebook.
These two met in 2008 for a temporary work project that had them both in the same place at the same time for two short weeks. He lived in San Diego, she lived in San Francisco, and they were each enjoying lives that weren’t at all conducive to new romance. He was married, and she was just recently out of a very serious relationship.
Yet still, there was a connection between these two that neither could deny. Logan told me that from that very first night of meeting, Gary made her feel understood on a deep, personal level; something she hadn’t felt in a very long time. They actually fell in love, though neither believed it would be healthy to pursue that with so much else on the line. So when they parted ways as the work project wound up, they did so wishing each other best – wishing a happiness they both deserved.
Two years went by. Logan got back together with her ex, and engaged, only to have it all fall apart a few months later. She was a mess, in her own words, and was working to put the pieces together when she thought to reach out to Gary; not because she wanted to reignite that flame, but because she genuinely hoped to hear that he had found that happy stride with his wife once more.
Instead, she learned that they had recently divorced. He had been dating, and had fallen in and out of love again, but was currently single.
The two picked right up where they had left off, only now with the freedom to pursue those feelings they each were harboring for the other. Within two months, Logan had quit her job of 8 years and moved to San Diego to live with Gary. Prior to that, they had only known each other for two weeks, two years earlier. But they both just knew this was it.
He proposed a few years later, at a pre-Thanksgiving party that Logan had been hosting for years, and that they now hosted together. He had known for quite some time that this was when he wanted to pop the question, but had needed to keep it from her for almost an entire year. When he finally started giving his annual toast, he finished it with a proposal – presenting Logan with a gorgeous, vintage 1920’s deco setting ring with a green sapphire. She was so excited, she accidentally knocked it out of his hand. But of course, she said “yes.”
The two intended on having a 2-year engagement, as they were also opening up a business at the same time, and didn’t want the stress of one event to overshadow the other. And oh what an event it was. As an event-thrower herself (Cellar Door), Logan was worried she would go into planner mode on the day of her wedding, so she worked hard to ensure all of the pieces lined up and everything was set to run seamlessly ahead of time so that she wouldn’t be distracted by the details.
Speaking of details, these two had a falcon ring-bearer at the center of their ceremony – which was pretty much as cool as it gets.
According to Logan, though, the most special moment was just looking out at her guests, feeling so thankful for everyone who had given their time and energy to make their day a success.
And now, these two are off on their own happily ever after adventure – living the life fate had planned for them when they first met way back when.
Because of Logan and Gary’s dinner club and catering business they are very well connected in the San Diego food scene. Owning a food oriented business isn’t enough however, it is their giant hearts and endless hospitality that makes everyone they know want to be their best friend. And 200 of their best friends showed up in spades for their wedding! Big thanks to all who made the event so very special for our favorite couple.
|Florabella||Sarah & Jen||http://florabella.com||Snake Oil||Mike Esposito||http://snakeoilcocktail.com/|
|Sky Falconry||Denise||http://www.skyfalconry.com||Mission Brewery||Mike Tarango||http://missionbrewery.com/|
|Chinita’s Pies||Christina Ng||https://twitter.com/chinitaspies||Video||Suzanne Bartole|
|Home Kitchen Culture||Lea Dennis||www.homekitchenculture.com||Abbey Party Rents||Jessica||www.abbeypartyrentals.com|
|Carnitas’ Snack Shack||Hanis Cavin||http://carnitassnackshack.com/||Security||Freddie Phillip|
|Wrench & Rodent||Davin Waite||http://www.seabasstropub.com||day-of coordinator||Wende Cornelius|
|DJ Todd Murphy||Todd Murphy||Vendor Coordinator||Robert Felix|
|Preferred Valet||Nick DAY: AJ||608-553-2614||Estate & Grounds||Justin Fitzgerald||La Jolla Farms Road|
|Photography||Jen Dery||www.jenniferdery.com||transportation to afterparty||Mia West|
|Just Call Us Catering||Julie Darling||www.jcusd.com||Cake||Nina Park-Shin Han|
|Bar||Tony Nguyen||Fish & Friend-Officiant||Tommy Gomes||http://catalinaop.com/|