Melody & Michael | San Francisco City Hall Wedding

Melody and Michael will be having their dream wedding at Hotel La Marois in Paris this December. However, as with most of my destination wedding couples, a civil ceremony in the U.S. is usually also required. Luckily for these two, San Francisco City Hall is one of the most beautiful buildings in San Fransisco. The stunning Beaux-Arts architecture is breathtaking, and the sandstone interior makes you glow during your Portraits. It’s always a dream to photograph a San Francisco City Hall wedding.

We met for their portraits at 9:30am. Fridays tend to be busy days for weddings at City Hall, so the earlier you start, the fewer strangers in the background of your photos. As soon as they walked in, Melody’s sophisticated and elegant white cape wedding dress immediately took my breath away. Her whole look reminded me of something straight out of by a 1940s Hollywood movie. Her hair was side swept with soft glam curls and her makeup was elegant and understated. Michael looked so dapper with is coat and pocket square. We started the shoot on the 4th floor and worked our way down. The top floor is my favorite for portraits. The lighting is always spectacular and the view of the inside of rest of building is awe-inspiring from so high up. We then moved to the 3rd floor, which has the prettiest windows and balconies, as you’ll see below. The ceremony itself took place under the Rotunda at the top of the grand staircase. The Rotunda itself feels so romantic once you’re under it, the perfect spot for “I do’s”.

I can’t wait to celebrate with these two and photograph their winter wedding in Paris in just a few month!

Are you having a San Francisco City Hall wedding? Reach out through my Contact page! Can’t wait to be in touch!

Janine Licare