When Chelsea and Ben decided to elope at San Francisco City Hall, they didn’t skimp on the glamour! The bride looked like a princess in her tulle BHDLN gown, while still being comfortable enough to traipse through San Francisco as a newlywed with Anna Kraft Photography. After a windy portrait session with the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance, the couple rejoined their intimate wedding party at Wayfare Tavern for dinner in the dark wood dining room.
Chelsea and Ben
Wayfare Tavern, San Francisco, California
Easy-going, classic, with an edge? Haha… I needed a dress that I could walk around in San Francisco all day and be comfortable in and still feel like a bride. Though we were eloping, we still wanted it to feel like our wedding day which is why we chose to wear a traditional tux, bridal gown.
The day was just so, perfect. It was truly the best day of our lives and we are both so happy that we chose to do it the way that we did. The best thing about it all was just being able to focus on us, and be present and soak it all in. Which is what it’s supposed to be all about, right?
The Couple Recommends:
Our photographer, Anna Hein of Anna Kraft Photography, was an early childhood friend who I had lost contact with. In adulthood, I found her on Facebook and fell in love with her wedding photography. She flew out from Austin, Texas and spent the entire day from start to finish taking photos. It felt like spending the day with an old friend, which allowed us to be intimate and relaxed, and take amazing photos with Anna all day long.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Anna Kraft Photography
Ceremony Venue – San Francisco City Hall
Reception Venue – Wayfare Tavern
Floral Design – Farmgirl Flowers
Wedding Dress – BHLDN
Bridal Accessories – BHLDN
Groom’s Apparel – Black by Vera Wang
Congratulations to Chelsea and Ben on their intimate San Francisco wedding and thanks to Anna Kraft Photography for sharing the special day with us! For more intimate wedding inspiration, check out Nora and Viktor’s minimalist warehouse wedding in Prague.