It has been a totally fun and exciting year of weddings. While there have been similarities here and there, each wedding has been unique and different. People bring their own special touches and find ways to reinvent old traditions. Garter toss – out. Cupcakes in. Emrie and Matt’s wedding in Marin County at the Pelican Inn had a dessert medley of many different cakes and pie. With similarities and differences, most of all what makes each wedding unique is the individual people who attend and bring their love and energy to the event.
Hannah and Jared’s had an awesome wedding at City Hall, in San Francisco. They wanted a small little thing. Thought that they would just slip over to City Hall and tie the knot. Well, family found out, and one thing led to another. They put a cap on things. Uncles were banned, and there was joking during the day about relatives dressed as bushes and pillars so that they could sneak a peak. But as they wished, it was immediate family only.
It was great seeing other couples getting married at City Hall while Hannah and Jared were doing their ceremony. One couldn’t help but feel real sense of community. After the amazing simple brief ceremony, we found a little spot and took family pictures. The lighting in City Hall made for some awesome photography.
After the ceremony we all hopped on a trolly car and headed to the Ferry Building where Hannah, Jared and family had reservations at the Slanted Door. We stepped away to do pictures of the bride and groom and while we were photographing , we bumped into a friend of theirs who was waiting to meet a craigslister to sell her bike to. It was fun to be reminded of just how small the City is. It was a wonderful day.