Elopement at San Francisco City Hall | Shelly + JD

Romantic, daytime bridal portraits in courtyard before wedding reception at Aracely Cafe, Treasure Island | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Shelly and JD’s elopement at San Francisco City Hall and Treasure Island was such a dream.  They were such a sweet couple and their whole family was so welcoming.  We met them at the Aracely Cafe in Treasure Island for some of their getting ready shots and First Look.  They were nervous and the First Look was quite emotional, but we could see the love that they have for each other.  After a few bridal portraits, the entire group including us rode the shuttle to the San Francisco City Hall for their ceremony.

The soft peach gerbera daisies, roses, and dusty miller make a gorgeous bridal bouquet.  And the Fuji 400h film stock really brings out the beautiful pastel tones of these flowers.

Blush and ivory bridal bouquet with dusty miller, captured on FujiFilm color negative | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a destination wedding photography duo from California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com/

Bridal bouquet and boutonniere, captured on FujiFilm color negative | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a destination wedding photography duo from California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com/

Groom's ivory rose boutonniere with classic navy suit | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a destination wedding photography duo from California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com/

We were totally in love with the back details of Shelly’s gorgeous wedding dress…

Elegant bride in lace dress, moments before first look and wedding reception at Aracely Cafe, Treasure Island | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Bride showing lace back of dress, before wedding at Aracely Cafe, Treasure Island | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

But JD looked dapper in his blue suit as well!

Groom in classic navy suit, before wedding at Aracely Cafe, Treasure Island | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Bride in elegant lace dress, before wedding at Aracely Cafe, Treasure Island | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Anticipation before couple first look before wedding at Aracely Cafe, Treasure Island | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Emotional couple first look in courtyard before wedding reception at Aracely Cafe, Treasure Island | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Joyful couple first look in courtyard before wedding reception at Aracely Cafe, Treasure Island | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Couple first look in courtyard before wedding reception at Aracely Cafe, Treasure Island | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Dreamy, airy, natural light bridal portraits in courtyard before wedding reception at Aracely Cafe, Treasure Island | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Couple laughing in courtyard before wedding reception at Aracely Cafe, Treasure Island | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Couple sharing a candid moment before wedding reception at Aracely Cafe, Treasure Island | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

After check-in at County Clerk for wedding ceremony at SF City Hall | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Stylish wedding shoes worn for ceremony at SF City Hall | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Ceremony check-in with a Deputy Marriage Commissioner at SF City Hall County Clerk office | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

San Francisco City Hall is one of our favorite wedding venues.  The architecture is absolutely amazing, and it rivals all the historical buildings in Europe!

Walking up grand staircase for Rotunda Wedding at SF City Hall | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Waiting moments before Rotunda Wedding at SF City Hall | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Candid moment before Rotunda Wedding at SF City Hall | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com/

Chic couple walking to Rotunda Wedding at SF City Hall | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com/

We love how intimate the elopement ceremonies are, you are literally surrounded by your closest loved ones!

Chic Rotunda Wedding at SF City Hall | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com/

Love the shimmering rose gold dresses on these bridesmaids!

Ivory and Gold with bridal bouquets at SF City Hall wedding | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com/

Fun bridal party shots:

Stylish wedding bridal party at SF City Hall, classic navy suits for guys and gold sequin dresses for girls | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com/

The girls looked so beautiful:

Gold sequin and lace for wedding at SF City Hall | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com/

And super pretty florals to match:

Ivory and blush bridal bouquets for wedding at SF City Hall | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com/

Having a great time is key to your wedding, whether it’s big or small!

Bridesmaids in gold sequin dresses, candid moment before wedding at SF City Hall | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com/

Finally a quiet moment between husband and wife and taking it all in!

4th Floor wedding at SF City Hall, captured on FujiFilm color negative | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com/

Classic weddings at SF City Hall, captured on FujiFilm color negative| photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com/

Sleeveless lace wedding dress at SF City Hall | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com/

Joyful SF City Hall wedding moment | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com/

Candid SF City Hall wedding moment | romantic fine art photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com/

Elegant SF City Hall wedding, FujiFilm photo | fine art photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com/

Elegant, lace back wedding dress at City Hall, FujiFilm photo | fine art photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com/

Candid, natural light bridal portrait at City Hall, FujiFilm photo | fine art photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com/

Ivory rose bridal bouquet at San Francisco City Hall Wedding | fine art photo by © Evonne & Darren, a destination wedding photography duo from San Francisco & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com/

Classic bridal portrait at SF City Hall, 4th Floor | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Classic weddings at SF City Hall, 4th Floor | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Cheers to the newly weds!

Festive wedding grand exit, post-ceremony at SF City Hall | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

And time for some outdoor portraits.  It was a beautiful sunny day!

Just Married, stylish wedding couple on bright, sunny day, outside of SF City Hall, romantic fine art captured on FujiFilm color negative | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Just Married, candid wedding couple at SF Civic Plaza enjoying shade from trees on sunny day | romantic fine art photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Candid moment under sycamore trees on sunny day, wedding couple just married at SF City Hall | romantic fine art photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo from California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Happy wedding couple just married at SF City Hall, enjoying moment in shade under sycamore trees on sunny day in Civic Plaza | romantic fine art photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo from California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

We headed back to Treasure Island for more portraits, and Shelly and JD included their 2 fur babies as well!  They were absolutely adorable, all dressed for the big event!

Stylish dogs at sunny California wedding, Treasure Island SF | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo from San Francisco & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Romantic couple with stylish dogs at Bay Area coastal wedding, Treasure Island SF | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo from California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Stylish dogs at Bay Area coastal wedding, Treasure Island SF | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo from San Francisco & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

California coastal wedding with dogs, Treasure Island SF | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo from San Francisco & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Chic California coastal wedding with dogs, Treasure Island SF, captured on FujiFilm color negative | fine art photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo from San Francisco & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

It was such a clear day and you could see the city across the Bay!

Stylish, California coastal weddings, Treasure Island SF | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo from San Francisco & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Love the tender moments between these two!

Outdoor, romantic California coastal weddings, Treasure Island SF | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo from San Francisco & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Coastal weddings in Bay Area, Treasure Island SF | fine art photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo from California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Bay Area coastal weddings, sunny day Treasure Island SF | fine art photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo from California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

California coastal weddings, bright sunny day at Treasure Island SF | photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo from San Francisco & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Candid moment, bridal couple on sunny day at Treasure Island SF, captured on FujiFilm color negative | romantic fine art photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com/

Classic bridal couple on sunny day on the Bay with SF City Skyline view at Treasure Island, captured on FujiFilm color negative | fine art photo by © Evonne & Darren, a husband & wife destination wedding photography duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com/

Congratulations, Shelly and JD!  We wish you all the happiness in the world and looking forward to taking more photos of your growing family soon!

San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl
San Francisco, CA 94102

Aracely Cafe
401 13th Street
San Francisco, CA 94130
(415) 985-7117

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