These two handsome men got married in at San Francisco City Hall just before Christmas, with just a mom in tow. One of the best kept secrets of San Francisco City Hall elopements is that you can absolutely ask your officiant to switch ceremony locations from the rotunda. See the beautiful spot they chose below!
Krissy & Michael were two of my first San Francisco City Hall clients, having moved from Australia to San Francisco to pursue job opportunities. Partners for a long time but not ready for a big wedding quite yet, they eloped with friends in tow and skyped their folks back in Australia during and after.
Krissy was particularly keen on not wearing white, and her orange lace dress was a gorgeous alternative.
location: limekiln state park officiant: lauren daCruz bouquet: unscripted design wedding rings: sea babe jewelry amy's engagement ring: kmi designs amy's: dress, shoes
jess's: jacket & pants, shirt, shoes
Amy left a message one Thursday morning - "hey, we're eloping in big sur. can you meet us there?"
After an late night drive through a heavy storm, my partner and I woke up at Fernwood Resort in Big Sur to the sounds of the river raging. Happily, the sun began to shine.
We met Amy & Jess and their officiant, local Lauren DaCruz on the beach at the edge of Limekiln State Park. Together we headed into the forest, towards a spot along the river's edge that they had scouted the day before. With my partner as their witness, Amy & Jess married. It was quiet. It was profound.
Afterwards, we scurried along the trails of Limekiln, my partner and I taking photographs and Amy & Jess just enjoying their first few moments as wives. Did I get a raging case of poison oak from taking a shortcut to nail one particular shot? I did. Was it worth it? It was.