If you’ve been keeping up to date with our blog, then you know about our adorable couple Alena & Bill. Our last post was about their super cute coast side engagement session where Bill finally got Alena in the water with a little surf session! Buckle up because their level of cuteness is about to overflow when we show you their stunning San Francisco City Hall wedding!
If you haven’t seen one of our City Hall weddings just yet, be prepared to fall in love. San Francisco hands down have one of the most beautiful City Halls in existence. Not only is the building itself absolutely stunning, it is loaded with really pivotal history and to top it all off- planning a wedding there is absolute cake and is extremely budget-friendly. When compared to other venues in the city, it’s 100% a winner for couples that want a simple yet grand wedding. Take a peek at the SF City Hall website to check out all of the different options you have for a simple civil ceremony or slightly more extravagant private ceremony.
Alena and Bill decided to go with a private ceremony on the fourth floor which provides a draw-dropping background, soft creamy light, and an entire section of the building all to yourselves. Before the big event began, Alena and her closest friends got ready at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. While soaking up the pre-wedding bliss, a surprise delivery came to the door for the bride – 100 white, long stem roses from her soon to be husband. Talk about romantic!!!
After Alena arrived at the City Hall, her heart sank when she saw her charming fiancé patiently waiting for her at the bottom of the grand staircase. She slowly came down the stairs in just as much anticipation to see him, as he was to see her. The love that overflowed when they saw each other after their first look was contagious! Before their ceremony, we wandered around City Hall capturing some beautiful couples portraits that I absolutely love! From the grand staircase, the rotunda, the windows… every location was just- magical.
It was time for the wedding! With about 60 guests waiting in anticipation, the bride came down the aisle. They exchanged their vows and rings, said “I do”, kissed and officially became husband and wife! After a brief moment of alone time in their newlywed bliss, the couple returned to their guests and entertained them with a romantic and perfectly rehearsed first dance. The intimate group of family and close friends all watched with tears in their eyes and their hearts full of love. As the newlyweds exited the City Hall they were sent off with an exciting grand entrance complete with cheers and bubbles! The beauty, luxury, and pure class were not over just yet. The stylish couple drove off in a vintage Rolls Royce on their way to Baker Beach for a few more minutes of – Newlywed alone time bliss and more beautiful photo magic!
I am so deeply grateful to have been able to be a part of this meaningful day, to create images that will be passed down for generations. To be able to witness such a pure, supportive, genuine and fun love first hand was such a gift. Congratulations Alena and Bill! I can’t wait to see what your future as husband and wife has in store for you!