Christine and Cornelius elope in San Francisco City Hall

By Maureen Thomson | California Bay Area Destination Wedding

Feb 11
elope in san francisco city hall

Christine and Cornelius came all the way from North Carolina to elope in San Francisco City Hall

before the ceremony
married at San Francisco City Hall
San Francisco City Hall wedding

The grand staircase and the rotunda make for fabulous photo opportunities, but for the most private of ceremonies at San Francisco City Hall, we generally lead out couples to our special place on the Fourth Floor.

San Francisco City Hall wedding ceremony

I've yet to have a couple arrive at San Francisco City Hall and not have a jaw-dropping experience at the site of the architecture of the building. Stunning doesn't even begin to describe it.

And is it just me, or does the marble backdrop make the blue of Cornelius' suit absolutely pop!?!

the vows
outside San Francisco City Hall
outside San Francisco City Hall

After some photos were taken outside of San Francisco City Hall (where the couple was applauded and congratulated by passers-by), the plan was to head to the beach for photos with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background. But the combination of a windy day and Friday afternoon traffic had us quickly revising our plans. Our photographer took Chris and Cornelius to the Palace of Fine Arts instead.

at the Palace of Fine Arts
at the Palace of Fine Arts lake
christine

Cornelius surprised his gorgeous bride with an "I love you heart necklace.

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Maureen Thomson is the owner of Blue Sky Elopements, which offers elopement weddings in California and Colorado. We offer our couples a stress free, all-inclusive fabulous, intimate wedding experience in outdoor locations of spectacular beauty.

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