As much as I grin ear to ear for a great big ballroom wedding, or clap my hands with pure giddiness over a vintage barn affair, or jump out of my seat for a fantastic and chic soiree at a cool city restaurant, sometimes all it takes is a fabulous love story shared with just a few people to get my heart a goin’. So when IQVideography sent over a simple, sweet San Francisco City Hall wedding, I knew I had to share. The love, the joy, the happiness, are all so apparent, I can’t help but clasp my hands under my chin and watch (much like a little girl in her mothers pearls would).

I would have to be quite the storyteller to put into words just what an amazing wedding we had. Luckily we had Alex from IQVideography with us to capture our intimate moments in the most enchanting of ways.

Being our second marriage, and our discomfort with being the “center of attention” we both felt a connection to having our ceremony consist of just us, our three children and as “DIY” as possible. From my hand made veil, that perched on top of the “up-do” I created moments before, to the orchids I picked at the flower market the day prior and hand wrapped with the silk ribbon I chose from a vintage haberdashery store.

If I could have I would have designed and made my own wedding dress but luckily I was able to find a simple but beautiful double-sided satin gown that was designed by an Australian designer. This satisfied my desire to pay homage to the country I experienced most of my childhood memories in.

Arriving by taxi to the beautiful San Francisco City Hall was real and simply perfect. The noon light that shone through the large ornate windows on the fourth floor illuminated the marble corridors as I walked to meet my soon to be husband was one of the most romantic experiences for me and us.

I am reminded each time I watch my wedding video that we had exactly what I wanted and what can’t be fabricated or bought… we had the purity of us and the truth of our love. And in the end that was all that really mattered.

Cinematography: IQVidography / Venue: San Francisco City Hall

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