Sometimes weddings are small and simple, yet still in unique and grand locations! The San Francisco City Hall set the stage for Melody & Michael’s wedding day. They decided to go to City Hall for their wedding and have an intimate ceremony, with a larger destination wedding planned for the future. We absolutely adore the minimal, clean lines of the architecture and the lovely cape dress that Melody wore! After their simple ceremony, they went to see their favorite artist, Leon Bridges, at a private performance at The Battery in San Francisco. What a wonderful day!

from the photographer, Janine Licare: “Melody and Michael decided to tie the knot at San Francisco City Hall in September. Luckily for these two, San Francisco City Hall is one of the most beautiful buildings in San Fransisco. The stunning Beaux-Arts architecture is breathtaking, and the sandstone interior makes you glow during your Portraits. It’s always a dream to photograph a San Francisco City Hall wedding.

We met for their portraits at 9:30am. Fridays tend to be busy days for weddings at City Hall, so the earlier you start, the better. As soon as they walked in, Melody’s sophisticated and elegant white cape wedding dress immediately took my breath away. Her whole look reminded me of something straight out of by a 1940s Hollywood movie. Her hair was side swept with soft glam curls and her makeup was elegant and understated. Michael looked so dapper with is coat and pocket square. We started the shoot on the 4th floor and worked our way down. The top floor is my favorite for portraits. The lighting is always spectacular and the view of the inside of rest of building is awe-inspiring from so high up. We then moved to the 3rd floor, which has the prettiest windows and balconies, as you’ll see below. The ceremony itself took place under the Rotunda at the top of the grand staircase. The Rotunda itself feels so romantic once you’re under it, the perfect spot for “I do’s”.”

Photographer: Janine Licare Photography

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