Secret San Francisco City Hall Elopement
December 11, 2013
Classic WeddingsCity Hall
I've said it once, I'll say it a thousand more times - I love elopements. Nothing is more romantic or intimate or gets to the core of what marriage is all about like whisking your loved one away to say I do. And doing it at San Francisco City Hall with Elle Photography snapping every perfect moment? Well that's just genius. See even more here.
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From Elle Photography...Adam and Kate have been together for close to ten years, and earlier this year, they decided to get married in San Francisco at City Hall in a secret elopement. They are from Australia, so SF was quite a destination for them. They didn't tell anyone what they were up to until after they said "I-do".

They kept the ceremony simple - just the two of them with me (their photographer) as their witness. After the ceremony, we took a few pictures outside City Hall and then went to Alamo Square - the scene of the famous "painted ladies" (a row of pretty Victorian homes made famous as the "Full House" houses) to take pictures. The colorful homes made a great backdrop and provided an iconic view of San Francisco that's not quite as "done" as some of our other famous landmarks.

Kate & Adam had some words of wisdom to share about what they learned about planning a secret elopement:
Kate learned:
1. Theres nothing that cant be solved over a coffee, or glass of wine.
2. Boys and girls have different approaches to planning.
3. Elopement is one giant exercise in project management, just on the sly.
4. I am terrible at keeping a secret.
5. Hours get lost to Pinterest.

Adam learned:
1. Decisiveness; its the only way to go.
2. There is a difference between white and ivory.
3. I like having a secret that only Kate and I know about.
4. Kate is a perfectionist. Not true. I already knew that.
5. It doesn't matter how much preparation you put in, time gets away.