An Intimate, Elegant Wedding at a Private Residence in Fire Island, New York

For their long-awaited nuptials, David Biemesderfer (55, and a CEO) and Bruce Anthony Jones (57, and a professor) wanted to create a vibe that was both elegant and casual. From their white linen suits to their intimate pool-side reception, the couple did just that. Having spent a number of summer vacations on Fire Island over the years, David and Bruce just happened to be there on June June 24, 2011—the day same-sex weddings became legal in New York.  Finally! They had often talked about how Fire Island would be perfect for a wedding, and that moment solidified their decision to wed in the beautiful beach town. The couple rented a modern beach house just steps from the ocean for their day, which they decorated in shades of blue and pink (to match their suits, of course!) and summery pops of mango. After nearly 20 years together, it was important to David and Bruce that their wedding feel like more of a festive celebration of their love than an "event."