I have two sweet weddings to share with you today! First up, and intimate City Hall wedding from a Snippet & Ink reader. Says Erica, “My Morgane Le Fay dress is how I found Snippet & Ink. It was the first dress I tried on and I fell in love with it. I went home and looked online to see if anyone had worn it as a wedding dress and Didi and Ambrogio’s wedding came up!”
13 people joined Erica and Justin at their San Francisco City Hall wedding ceremony. Says Erica: “SF is a beautiful city and one of our favorite places to visit. We wanted a simple ceremony followed by an intimate dinner with our immediate family. City Hall is as stunning as any location gets and we were so excited to be married on the 4th floor! It was such a surprise to be able to get married on the 4th floor of City Hall. It’s gorgeous up there. I had seen photos and read about it but it’s usually closed unless rented out for private events. We were the last wedding of the day and City Hall was completely empty so I asked. My favorite moment was standing in front of the judge with the light beaming in the courthouse, holding Justin’s hands, looking into his eyes and feeling like we were the only ones in the room. I couldn’t stop smiling and got the giggles. I have never felt such peace and happiness in my life as that moment.“
Says Justin, the groom: “I guess my favorite moment was standing in front of my wife-to-be and looking into her eyes. We had been running around non-stop for several weeks so it was the first chance to enjoy the moment. I also got a kick out of Erica being very predictable and forgetting something. This time it was her ID in the town car and my brother having to sprint all the way outside to retrieve it while we waited to be called into the clerk’s office. Naturally, our families were waiting in the hall and not sure what was going on. They probably thought the worst!”
I love these tips from the couple. From Erica: We went back and forth whether or not to have our families at the wedding or elope. Sitting at dinner and looking around at everyone laughing and sharing stories made us so happy we had them there to share the day and help us celebrate. And from Justin: Be sure you give yourself enough time to tie the best knot you have ever tied on a neck tie. When you get into all the options for knots, you’ll likely need plenty of time to try them all.
Photography: EmmyJeanne Photography (found through Snippet & Ink!)
Ceremony venue: San Francisco City Hall
Reception venue: Le Charm Bistro in San Francisco, California
Flowers: Natalie Bowen
Congratulations Erica and Justin!