Skip to content

A Vintage-styled elopement at San Francisco’s City Hall, p.2

So glad you made it back for part two of Lisa Marie and Richard’s gorgeous SF elopement! And do check out Part One if you missed yesterday’s post.

Take a second to play the video below … I promise, if you do, you’ll watch it in its entirety – it’s that good! The grainy texture plays so well off the San Francisco landscape and the romance and love between LM and Richard is so strong, it’s almost palpable:

See? I told you the video was amazing! ;o) Now scroll down for some more shots from the day … a few inside Hotel Vertigo … a few post-wedding … plus some more insight from the bride …

Isn’t LM’s post-wedding ensemble perfection?  Now let’s hear more from the bride about her day …

Favorite part of the wedding day?
Wow, I never really thought of it that way. The whole day felt like one long moment. My favorite memory is probably the nice, long squeeze of a hug after the ceremony was over. Because no one was with us and there was no aisle to walk back down, we were able to just stand there together in a tight embrace and soak in the emotion of the day and the gravity of this life-changing event.

Advice to fellow brides?
Save nothing for the last minute. The more time you have, the more meaningful you can make your details.


Consider vintage & handmade pieces. So sweet and often better for the environment.


Do not skimp on the quality of your photographer. I have friends who can’t even look at their photos because they hired someone under budget who wasn’t their top choice. We were so thrilled with our photography; it really expresses our style and our feelings for one another.


Consider a video. Beyond photos, you can see how you really moved together, walked hand in hand, and looked into each other’s eye on your wedding day.


If guests are going to stress you out, or a big wedding is going to drive you into debt, eloping as just the two of you, is always an option. We enjoyed every minute! Your family will understand; this is your day after all.

Thanks so much Lisa Marie and Richard for sharing your jaw-droppingly gorgeous day with us! And congrats and best wishes for a beautiful future together. xox.

Credits: Photographer: Lilia Photo /Video: Upright Primate Productions / Hair & Makeup: Bara Krejcikova / Bride’s attire: Vintage pieces including 1950s Priscilla of Boston gown (now available on oncewed.com) except gold Steve Madden shoes / Ceremony venue: San Francisco City Hall Rotunda / Photo locales: Hotel Vertigo lobby / Golden Gate Bridge / Palace of Fine Arts /

Groom’s attire: Alfani suit; Calvin Klein blue shirt; Johnston & Murphy velvet burnout jacket

2 Comments

  1. Finally thankful to you, because I am searching some place where I can arrange my wedding and too beautiful hall,really like it.This venues are incredible! What a fabulous idea! Great post!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *