Mayra and Felix met what I feel like is now considered the “old-fashioned way” – online. They both live and love San Francisco. And so, it was only natural that they would want to have an Alamo Square wedding. Since it is only down the street from the place they call home and in their favorite city!
Combining cultures is never easy and between the two of them they speak 3 languages. German, English, and Spanish. Both of their families came together to celebrate this special day when they signed their marriage license and had a city hall elopement among their closest friends and family. They plan on having a bigger wedding in Mexico later but still wanted to document and celebrate this next chapter right from the beginning.
San Francisco City Hall
Civil ceremonies at San Francisco City Hall are always short and sweet. But, we definitely try to make the most of our time there. Mayra and Felix wanted some quick photos around city hall before heading over to their Alamo Square wedding. So, that’s exactly what we did.
Thankfully, the Justice of the Peace was very kind and let this whole group watch the civil ceremony. If you don’t already know civil ceremonies at San Francisco City Hall really only allow 6 people including your photographer. So, if you have a bigger group I would definitely recommend booking a hour ceremony to prevent any stress. Or having to pick the 6 people on the spot.
That just married at San Francisco City Hall feeling is absolutely indescribable. Mayra and Felix were sooo pumped. And this is truly one of my favorite photos to capture for couples! I always turn it into a cute gif which is so fun and everyone loves it!
Alamo Square Weddin
I don’t think we could have asked for better weather! This Alamo Square wedding was absolutely perfect!
It was so heartwarming to see both of the dads write and give speeches. Felixes’ dad even said his speech in all 3 languages!
Alamo Square is most notably known for having the Painted Ladies. The Painted Ladies are more informally known as the Full House houses. And I recently even saw that the owner of the blue house offers daily tours every hour on the hour. So, maybe next time you’re in town don’t be afraid to check it out! Blue Painted Lady House Tour
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Hi I'm Torez, a die-hard romantic and San Francisco-based wedding photographer with years of experience capturing love stories against the backdrop of our charming city. From intimate City Hall ceremonies to epic coastal elopements, I've seen and photographed it all. I know the ins and outs of navigating wedding planning in San Francisco like the back of my hand - from selecting the perfect location that aligns with your love story, to creating the dreamiest wedding timeline that lets you enjoy your day to the fullest. And guess what? I'm sharing all of that expertise right here with you.