A wedding at San Francisco city hall (with sneakers and hikes!)


A wedding at San Francisco town hall

Having a wedding at town hall has always seemed ideal for Angela and Ryan. “In San Francisco, magical moments happen every day between strangers,” she told me. “Like the way people banded together to chaperone the Chinatown elders during the rise in anti-Asian violence. I found these acts of service so moving during a frightening time. So it just felt natural to me that Ryan and I was getting married at the town hall. Here are some pictures of their intimate day…

A wedding at San Francisco town hall

“We agreed to prepare at home because we feel more comfortable there and wanted to spend the morning with our cat Clancy. I got dressed in our bedroom and Ryan put on his tuxedo in the guest bedroom. We made our ‘first look’ out of the rooms and seeing each other in our hallway. It was discreet, unpretentious.

A wedding at San Francisco town hall

“Ryan and I planned our wedding at the height of anti-Asian hatred and violence in early 2021. It was scary, especially as a Taiwanese immigrant living in the Bay Area. I decided that one way to showcase the beauty of my community was to put my wallet where it counted and support Asian creatives when planning our wedding.

A wedding at San Francisco town hall

“My wedding look started with a pearl bag of Simone rocha, who was born in Ireland and has Chinese origins. My dress was Self-portrait, a brand owned by a Malaysian-British designer. I love how simple and classic it is. And my bouquet was made by Mint Kim from RayFlorets in San Francisco. (The veil is Etsy and the shoes are from Loeffler Randall.) “

A wedding at San Francisco town hall

“Our ceremony lasted five minutes, and we were married by a retired judge, who was very kind. We were the last couple to get married that day, so after our ceremony she let us take our time to take pictures and soak up everything.

A wedding at San Francisco town hall

A wedding at San Francisco town hall

“Then we cut our cake right in front of Town Hall with 20 friends and relatives. We chose a cupcake for the two of us, which was baked by a fellow Taiwanese-American named Elizabeth Chin from Regards Meraki. And we served cupcakes to our guests.

A wedding at San Francisco town hall

A wedding at San Francisco town hall

“Then Ryan and I moved into our vans and hiked to the top of Twin Peaks, where we shared our private vows. We chose this location because on one of our first dates we spent the whole night chatting and then watching the sunrise. “

A wedding at San Francisco town hall

A wedding at San Francisco town hall

“We ended the day with a party at one of our favorite Japanese restaurants, Family cafe in North Beach. We had an outdoor happy hour with friends and family followed by a Japanese / California dinner.

A wedding at San Francisco town hall

“I didn’t think I would have so much fun with such a small wedding, but I did. I felt very present, and it all felt true to us, which is exactly what we wanted.

A wedding at San Francisco town hall

Thank you very much, Angela and Ryan!

PS A laid back wedding in New York and an important wedding matter.

(Photos of Lynn Chang Lewis.)

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