ALLIE & DAN in San Francisco » Golden Gate Park & City Hall Elopement / by Vivian Chen

Allie and Dan have a true modern romance as they intially met via Instagram! After working up the courage to friend request Dan, Allie and Dan messaged for a week and before they knew it they were spending hours on the phone. Soon after Allie flew to Vancouver from California to meet Dan and from the moment they met in person, they knew they would be inseparable. 

They chose to elope at San Francisco City Hall but before they tied the knot under the rotunda, we spent some time in Golden Gate Park. I took them to a little corner of the park that is lush and jungle-like since Dan is from the tropical island of Taiwan and that's where they got engaged. Knowing that the city hall ceremony doesn't allow for much customization, they decided to exchange hand-written private vows while surrounded by greenery. (It was such a sweet moment and now I want all of my future elopement couples to do this same thing!) Afterwards, we all headed over to city hall for the legal ceremony before joining Allie's parents at Brenda's French Soul Food for a celebratory lunch. 

Hotel: Kimpton Buchanan // Floral Design: Ampersand SF // Hair & Make-up: Urban Beauty Loft // Allie's Dress: BHLDN // Allie's Shoes: Sam Edelman // Rings: Maison Birks & Bellyssa Jewelry