SHOWBIZ SoCAL – Proposition Love Jewelry Donates Custom Design Wedding Rings for BravoTV Star Lisa Vanderpump’s Inaugural LGBT Wedding

                     Proposition Love Jewelry Donates Custom Design Wedding Rings for BravoTV Star Lisa Vanderpump’s Inaugural LGBT Wedding

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image001Newly ordained minister and Bravo TV Star Lisa Vanderpump recently officiated her inaugural same sex wedding ceremony in the garden of her new restaurant/lounge PUMP in West Hollywood.

Proposition Love, a fine jewelry company, designed and donated the rings and had the honor of presenting them to the couple on their wedding day. Sam Street and Jonathan Tack, founders of Proposition Love Jewelry, collaborated with Lisa Vanderpump to create the wedding rings for this very special wedding she was to officiate.

“Today I had the honour of officiating my first wedding at PUMP, beautiful couple entitled to equal rights. An emotional exquisite day! #lgbt”  – Lisa Vanderpump (@LisaVanderpump)

Vanderpump worked with Street and Tack for weeks on the design of the rings, an interlocking motif crafted in white gold, symbolizing the love between newlyweds Dominic and Magno and the joining of their lives together.

“It was such an honor to design rings for Dominic and Magno’s special day as well as attending their beautiful ceremony.  Lisa Vanderpump was the icing on the “wedding” cake.  She is such a great advocate for our community. -Sam Street

Prior to the wave of marriage equality sweeping the country, Street and Tack were married in California in 2008, as they couldn’t marry in their home state of New York. They are one of the 18,000 couples married during the short window of time before Prop 8 went into effect ending marriage equality in California.

It’s encouraging to see support for equality growing in the US, unlike when we were married six years ago in San Francisco’s City Hall.” -Jonathan Tack

About Proposition Love Jewelry:

Proposition Love designs unique and beautiful jewelry for the LGBTQ community and their straight allies.  Proposition Love donates ten percent of profits from the sales of their jewelry to organizations that support Marriage Equality, gay rights, anti-bullying, LGBTQ youth and HIV/AIDS.  Their entire line can be found at PropositionLove.com as well as a selection of their jewelry is now available at Macy’s online: http://tinyurl.com/npf2mrk

Gay In LA – Lisa Vanderpump’s Inaugural LGBT Wedding at PUMP

     Lisa Vanderpump’s Inaugural LGBT Wedding at PUMP

Proposition Love Jewelry Donates Custom Design Wedding Rings for BravoTV Star Lisa Vanderpump’s Inaugural LGBT Wedding

 Lisa Vanderpump Inaugural Wedding at Pump
 L to R: (Magno & Dominic Salva, Lisa Vanderpump, Sam Street, Jonathan Tack)

LOS ANGELES, CA – Newly ordained minister and Bravo TV Star Lisa Vanderpump recently officiated her inaugural same sex wedding ceremony in the garden of her new restaurant/lounge PUMP in West Hollywood.

 

Proposition Love, a fine jewelry company, designed and donated the rings and had the honor of presenting them to the couple on their wedding day. Sam Street and Jonathan Tack, founders of Proposition Love Jewelry, collaborated with Lisa Vanderpump to create the wedding rings for this very special wedding she was to officiate. “Today I had the honour of officiating my first wedding at PUMP, beautiful couple entitled to equal rights. An emotional exquisite day! #lgbt”  – Lisa Vanderpump (@LisaVanderpump)- Vanderpump worked with Street and Tack for weeks on the design of the rings, an interlocking motif crafted in white gold, symbolizing the love between newlyweds Dominic and Magno and the joining of their lives together.

“It was such an honor to design rings for Dominic and Magno’s special day as well as attending their beautiful ceremony.  Lisa Vanderpump was the icing on the “wedding” cake.  She is such a great advocate for our community. -Sam Street Lisa Vanderpump Inaugural Wedding at PumpPrior to the wave of marriage equality sweeping the country, Street and Tack were married in California in 2008, as they couldn’t marry in their home state of New York. They are one of the 18,000 couples married during the short window of time before Prop 8 went into effect ending marriage equality in California. “It’s encouraging to see support for equality growing in the US, unlike when we were married six years ago in San Francisco’s City Hall.” -Jonathan Tack About Proposition Love Jewelry: Proposition Love designs unique and beautiful jewelry for the LGBTQ community and their straight allies.  Proposition Love donates ten percent of profits from the sales of their jewelry to organizations that support Marriage Equality, gay rights, anti-bullying, LGBTQ youth and HIV/AIDS.  Their entire line can be found at PropositionLove.com as well as a selection of their jewelry is now available at Macy’s online: http://tinyurl.com/npf2mrk

Gay Marriage Proposals: Ugh, What Do I Do? – Advocate.com

Gay Marriage Proposals: Ugh, What Do I Do?

All the rules have been written for heterosexual marriage proposals, but what about for same-sex marriages? Do the rules stay the same, or are they different?

BY FRANK LOWE

SEPTEMBER 05 2014 7:07 AM ET

A follower of mine, Philip Aaron (Twitter: @philip_b_aaron) recently reached out to me with the wonderful news that he and his boyfriend are now engaged. He shared the following story with me about how it all went down:

On Labor Day, my lovely boyfriend, Derreck, and I were enjoying the day off from our heavenly corporate lives. Nothing was out of the ordinary — we woke up and made our staple eggs sunny-side up, crispy bacon and cheese sandwich, and laid around catching up on KUWTK (guilty pleasure). We decided to go see a movie, followed with some chicken & waffles, and then he wanted to go to Central Park really bad. After arguing which end of the park we were going to, I budged and let him have his way for us to walk to the Central Park Mall with the big beautiful fountain, as long as we could take a nap in Sheep’s Meadow afterwards. As we walked up to the fountain, a friend of ours noticed me and started motioning for us to come over (little did I know Derreck had already planned for her to be here). We sat and talked to her for a while until Derreck asked, “Do you have a penny for us to throw in the fountain and make a wish?” I responded, “No, when do I ever have change?” still clueless as ever. Our friend gave us both a penny — his original plan was for us to close our eyes and when I opened mine he was going to be on his knee to pop the question. Instead, I quickly flicked the penny in the fountain in the middle of our conversation, putting an end to that plan. He then asked our friend to take our picture by the fountain. I was still very confused because we had taken pictures in front of the fountain so many times before, but he was very eager for us to get another. Lastly, he had us turn towards the fountain to take a picture, then pointed to something at the Boathouse restaurant. When I turned around, he was on one knee — the love of my life— on his knee asking me to spend the rest of my life together with him. I did not have to think a millisecond about it, I was a little embarrassed and shocked and surprised and so happy — so many emotions all at once. He took the ring out and slowly put it on my finger, and then I finally came to, hearing everyone around us cheering and clapping for this awesome moment in our life. The onlookers came to congratulate us and we walked off to Sheep’s Meadow for the nap he promised me, except I couldn’t sleep. It was such a spontaneous and beautiful proposal and I would never have wanted it to be any different.

After sharing his beautiful story, he asked me a ton of questions about engagement etiquette, and the only resource I have is Peggy Post’s classic book titled Etiquette, which of course says zero about gay proposals. Here are my own personal responses to his questions:

Question #1: OK, so he proposed to me — so now do I go out and find a ring for him and propose back?
Answer: Nope. He took the lead in this one; there is no need to reciprocate the gesture unless you are absolutely dying to.

Question #2: How did your engagement go with your husband?
Answer: It was actually pretty obvious and practically staged. We both chose rings we liked and then went to Paris for a trip. He asked me during a dinner and didn’t get on one knee, so you’re very lucky. After I put my ring on, he started wearing his.

Question #3: How did you do your wedding party and planning, etc. and who paid for what?
Answer: Not to disappoint you, but our wedding was so low-key. It was just the two of us on our terrace with a justice of the peace. We had just moved to Connecticut and didn’t have any close friends here yet, so we kept it just the two of us. We exchanged vows, and that was it. No party. Unfortunately. Keep in mind, we had been together for 10 years prior to this, so we essentially felt married already.

Question #4: I just don’t know what to do from here — who do we invite, how do we involve our parents, what happens next, etc. etc.?
Answer: First of all, calm down and breathe. It’s great to be excited, but people get married all the time. The best way to approach this is with communication. Set a date with your fiancé, and ahead of time, say that all you want to talk about is the wedding. This way you can hammer out the details and eliminate all of your lingering questions. Start forming a vision as to what both of you want. There are no formal rules for gay weddings (yet) so you are essentially pioneers. What this means is, you get to do it your way. Find what works best for both of you. Get your families involved. It doesn’t hurt to ask your parents if they would help pay for anything. Keep it classy and smart and well put-together and you can’t go wrong. In the meantime, you might want to just casually ask him if he wants to wear a ring as well. That could be a fun weekend activity to go pick one out for him! Major congratulations and please send me pictures of the actual wedding!!

Edge On The Net -Style :: Fashion Lords of the Ring: 5 Jewelers Targeting the LGBT Wedding Market

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Style :: Fashion Lords of the Ring: 5 Jewelers Targeting the LGBT Wedding Market

by David  Perry

Contributor

Tuesday Jun 10, 2014

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Statute after statute is falling — Pennsylvania’s most recently — and the writing on the wall is clear: Same-sex marriage equality will be the law of the land, and sooner rather than later. As the marrying month of June has arrived, more and more gays and lesbians will walk down the aisle and enjoy a lifetime of the same rights and protections as any other married couple.

And with the rings to prove it. Several jewelry design firms have long served the LGBT community regardless of the law, carving the hopes and dreams of a population in gold and diamonds. Here are five that have come out of the closet to say so.

 

 

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Proposition Love

Proposition Love

Proposition Love Jewelry donates 10 percent of the company’s profits to organizations supporting marriage equality, gay rights initiatives, LGBT youth and anti-bullying programs, and HIV/AIDS activism. Oh, and they make great wedding rings, too.

“We decided to create a wedding line that supports our community,” says Sam Street, who, along with husband Jonathan Tucker founded the company in response to the passage of California’s notorious Proposition 8. They also found themselves facing a peculiar niche market that Prop 8’s fall and similar same-sex marriage legislation revealed: Diamond engagement rings are not made for men.

To fill the void, Street and Tucker introduced the Love Is Love collection, whose bowed triangle motif is a company hallmark. Masculine but understated, the line combines dazzle with restraint so artistically done that Macy’s now includes it in its retail collection. For those eschewing gemstones, the same line includes rings where the triangles are symbolically intertwined.