Colorful Spontaneous SF City Hall Civil Ceremony | Hanna & Thomas


Hanna reached out to me just a few days before her elopement with Thomas to see if I was available for their wedding and man were they cutting it close. But, wow am I so happy that my Friday was free! Hanna and Thomas got to have a unique SF City Hall civil ceremony.

Hanna and Thomas met a few years ago right before the pandemic. Their first date was 8 hours and their love has only continued to grow as they’ve built strong value and relationship foundations to support their everyday lives.

San Francisco City Hall

This day was filled with so much fun and spontaneity! Everything moved pretty quickly and if I can pass along any tips from their SF City Hall civil ceremony, it’s to plan ahead for parking! San Francisco is a crazy city. And there are bound to be road closures, accidents, or just really anything that can slow you getting to San Francisco City Hall.

They decided to elope at San Francisco City Hall and it was all a little sudden. The details weren’t “perfect.” But, weddings or elopements like this make you realize that all other stuff doesn’t really matter. At the end of the day, it’s about the love. They’re definitely added bonuses don’t get me wrong. But the love you and your partner have for one another is what the day is all about.

Hanna and Thomas did not have much planned for the day. It was all pretty spontaneous but one thing the 100% wanted to do was Facetime their families. So, we found a fairly quiet corner for them to call. Everyone they called was so excited, surprised, and happy for them!

Then we decided to head outside of San Francisco City Hall for a celebratory snack. Hanna and Thomas got chocolate croissants from one of their favorite bakeries.

Then, with some time to spare we decided to adventure over to Hayes Valley. We went to a small cafe for some drinks to end our time together.

Hayes Valley

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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.

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