San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco, California

So where do people who already live in Hawaii have destination weddings? In Jill and Carson’s case, they traveled to San Francisco for their wedding because they had never been and because it would be a fun adventure for their friends and family.

They were married at San Francisco City Hall, and took some time for portraits afterward in this iconic building. After that, they had a lunch reception that featured beautiful speeches and lots of laughs over mad libs their guests filled out. They then went back out into the city for portraits at some of San Francisco’s most famous spots, including the Palace of Fine Arts and Baker Beach.

Jill and Carson chose to have a simple, small wedding surrounded by only their closest family and friends so they could enjoy one another and this beautiful city on their first day as husband and wife, without distractions. They were rewarded with moment after moment of love, laughter and that perfect, warm California light. Many San Franciscans plan their destination weddings in Hawaii, so it was interesting to see this in reverse, with Hawaiians planning a destination wedding in San Francisco. Seeing other people love our city so much makes us love it even more.

Authored by: Photographed by: MauricioCategory:  WeddingsDestination:  San Francisco, CaliforniaVenue:  San Francisco City Hall