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Bond’s First Wedding

Bond’s Art Director Clinton Curtis and Accessories Editor Marco Querci flew in from New York to get some California-style justice. The Querci-Curtis’ were married on the rooftop of the tres chic Farina restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission District amongst an intimate group of friends and family.


VIDEO BY CLINTON QUERCI-CURTIS / WEDDING FOOTAGE BY VDO

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Marco & Clinton – New York / Amsterdam

“We are the perfect balance and compliment to each other. There’s no one else I could see myself with, let alone spend this much time with!”

About the couple
Marco Querci, 42, Design Director, Tommy Hilfilger
Clinton Curtis, 36, Art Director, Video & Photography

How we met: Inseparable since we met online in 2005

Living together: 3 years before marriage

The Proposal: We talked about it for quite some time. When the laws were changed, Marco suggested “we just do it now.” We did get matching rings for our last anniversary though, which felt like an engagement.

Wedding planning time: only a month and a half!

Main priority for wedding: Fashion, of course

Favorite thing about wedding: Having our closest of friends in a intimate setting, at a new destination (SF). It was 3 wonderful and full days.

Wedding advice:

Relax. Don’t fret too much over tiny details. Let go of some of the control. It goes SO FAST the actual day of, that it will probably be a bit of a blur anyway. Invite who YOU want… No exceptions and no sympathy or obligation invites.

We really wanted our guests to have a good time, be independent, but have fun on a mini-vacation. We gave them a basic itinerary and said print it out, then you’re on your own. You can come to these events or not, but we’ll see you at the ceremony. No pressure for anybody. Try and enjoy it.

Look good, eat well, and drink a lot of good wine and you’re good to go.

 


Wedding date: July 19 2008
Ceremony type: non-denominational on roof terrace
Where: Farina Restaurant, San Francisco
Number of guests: 15
Officiant: Lynn Tsutsumi
Planning: BOND Magazine, Marco & Clinton
Decor & Flowers: Peter Gravener for BOND Magazine
DJ/Music: Lapo (the Best Man)
Backdrop: Handpainted Pompeii screen by Michael Dute
Photographer: Scott “Frenchy” Fremont
Videographer: Dom of Bay Area VDO Production
Favors: Santa Maria Novella Travel Soaps from Barney’s New York
Invitations: Online digital invitations and announcements. Retouched K-mart photos.
Wedding websites: bondmag.net/weddings & bondweddings.net

Clinton wore: Suit Dior Homme, Shoes Maison Martin Margiela, Shirt YSL Rive Gauche, Bow-tie Balenciaga

Marco wore: Suit Dries Van Noten, Tie Alexis Mabille, Shoes & Shirt YSL Rive Gauche, Belt/Sash Lanvin

Rings: Tiffany

 

 

 

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