Priscilia and Albert eloped at San Francisco’s City Hall after placing aside weeks of discussion and deciding to go with what felt appropriate for them. With understanding loved ones and close friends, the gorgeous couple embarked on their elopement journey.
“After much discussion about what would be appropriate for us, we decided to have a celebration that put our mind at ease and in a way allowed us to completely get pleasure from the moment. We wanted it to feel all-natural and at the same time, we wanted to steer clear of producing items complex. An intimate wedding was specifically what we needed,” Priscilla said.
The two planned to have a reception in Indonesia later that very same year.
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Priscilia, 26 & Albert, 27
Location: San Francisco, California
Wedding Date: March 23, 2016
Number of Guests: 15
Wedding Price: $5,000
Wedding Ceremony Location: San Francisco City Hall
Wedding Reception Location: Indonesia
Why did you have an intimate wedding?
Our concept of a wedding is that specific day when we acknowledge and share our adore to every other overtly. But, we felt that it would be challenging to place this into practice if we have a massive crowd. After much discussion about what would be proper for us, we decided to have a celebration that put our thoughts at ease and in a way allowed us to fully get pleasure from the moment. We wanted it to feel organic and at the identical time, we wanted to keep away from generating factors difficult. An intimate wedding was precisely what we needed.
What are some the challenges that you faced preparing an intimate wedding?
The primary challenge was selecting our wedding date. Most of our close loved ones and close friends reside in Indonesia and Singapore. It was difficult to discover a time that worked for all of them. In addition, the elopement ceremony at the San Francisco City Hall is only accessible on the weekdays. Most of our family and buddies perform full time and had to take the day off to attend our wedding. It took us so much time discussing and trying to figure a date from everyone’s schedule. It was honestly very frustrating for us. In the end, we just decided to choose a day that worked very best for us and everything else got less complicated to manage. The major challenge was selecting our wedding date. Most of our close loved ones and friends reside in Indonesia and Singapore. It was challenging to locate a time that worked for all of them. Moreover, the elopement ceremony at the San Francisco City Hall is only offered on the weekdays. Most of our household and friends function complete time and had to take the day off to attend our wedding. It took us so a lot time discussing and attempting to figure a date from everyone’s schedule. It was honestly really frustrating for us. In the end, we just decided to pick a day that worked best for us and everything else got simpler to handle.
Was it difficult to pare down the guest list?
It was hard, indeed. We produced a list and have been alarmed to see the number was beyond what we had in thoughts.
Did you have any issues with the modest guest list from friends and family? If so, how did you address them?
This was not significantly of an concern. We told our household about our intimate wedding vision and how essential it would be for us to have such celebration. Each our families were quite understanding and supportive from the quite beginning. Nonetheless, we have decided to hold another celebration with our extended family and friends in our hometown later this year.
What had been the highlights of the ceremony?
We didn’t take our eyes off every other from the moment we exchanged our vows till we had been officially pronounced as husband and wife. We had been completely absorbed by the serene and joyful ambiance. Seeing our loved ones constantly smiling and cheering throughout the day made our particular day even much more total. We were truly grateful for their efforts to be present and to shower us with so much love. My girlfriends surprised me by coordinating their dresses’ colors. We were so glad to have Evonne and Darren as our photographers. They knew the San Francisco City Hall inside out and also gave us practical suggestions for our photo session. Our officiant, whom we only met a few minutes ahead of the ceremony, was extremely entertaining and took our nervousness away. It was a relief that the day was everything we have imagined it to be and even better.
What were the highlights of the reception?
We are going to have our reception in Indonesia later this year.
What was the ideal point about having an intimate wedding?
There are no guidelines and no expectations. We got to style it any way we wanted and simply incorporated virtually something we wished for (I wore a blush dress and no veil which was not typical in our tradition.) It was straightforward to be present and let our enjoy shine on each and every other. In addition, with the small guest list, we did not invest too considerably time catering and entertaining our loved ones. We felt extremely comfy and have been able to express our appreciation for the enjoy and company from our loved ones.
What tips do you have for couples who are considering an intimate wedding?
Do not be concerned about receiving every little thing perfectly in place. As an alternative, be present and cherish every moment. If you get anxious, don’;t forget the most critical point is that you are marrying the love of your life and believe of how fascinating your life with each other will be.
Photographers: Evonne & Darren Photography
Hair and Makeup Stylist: Makeup by Quis
Florist: Tango & Foxtrot
Wedding Dress: BHLDN
Wedding Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti
Groom’s Suit: Indochino
Groom’s Footwear: Santoni