San Francisco City Hall wedding: Cori + E.B

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Cori and E.B. planned a classic city wedding at San Francisco’s City Hall. We do love a good city hall wedding, San Francisco in particular. They’re city people who love architecture, signage, hotels, bridges, and brick. They live in LA, but retreat to SF for weekend getaways which gives them a sweet romantic attachment to the city. And it is a beautiful city… perfect for a modern, vintage-inspired wedding.



Cori and EB area both graphic designers so of course they made their invites themselves.


For favors, they gave guests (along with a goody bag stacked with quintessential SF treats) vintage SF postcards from the forties packaged in glassine bags. The best part was reading correspondence the original recipients had read about a friend’s trip to SF way back then.









After their intimate ceremony at City Hall, the wedding party hopped on a classic cable car (tour guide included!) and headed to the historic Tadich Grill for toasts and lunch.


Where EB surprised Cori with a vintage rolex on a plate of oysters. Cute wedding pressie!


They they headed to Crissy field for some outdoor photos with the bridge in the background, and then onto the Mission for more photo ops. Since their whole wedding party (guests included) was 10 people, they had plenty of time to talk and enjoy the day with everyone.


Finally, they finished the evening with a big meal at RN74.

What a fun and memorable way to spend your wedding day…touring the city you love with your closest family and friends.

Thanks so much for sharing, Cori and EB!

Photography: Jerry Yoon / Venue: San Francisco City Hall / Dress: Jorge Manuel / Veil: Hems and Bustles / Hair and Makeup: Sherri Long / Invites and paper: designed by the bride and groom / Flowers and Bouts: made by the bride with silk flowers, feathers, and vintage buttons

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Lindsay on Feb 3, 2010

Awww, RN74 is across the street from my office. SF City Hall is gorgeous. Lovely photos and a great event!

Kathryn on Feb 3, 2010

I love the gold shoes!

MaeMae on Feb 3, 2010

i love the groom's shoes + and that amazing ring! stylish man!

Newly Domesticated on Feb 3, 2010

his shoes are INCREDIBLE.

caroline on Feb 3, 2010


Mandy on Feb 3, 2010

Her dress fits her beautifully...and I die for the buttons in the back.

Erin on Feb 3, 2010

What a fashionable couple!

Jane on Feb 3, 2010

LOVE his peacock feather boutineer!

nicole b. on Feb 3, 2010

Stunning couple with impeccable style! Thanks for sharing!

Kate on Feb 3, 2010

Beyond gorgeous. I love how the groom is wearing mismatching socks. :) Any info on where he got his suit/brand, etc.?

sarah yates on Feb 3, 2010

I love this idea- so sweet and personal and fun!! Yay for them!

Flor on Feb 3, 2010

OH MY GOD, your blog is amazing. I LOVE IT So so inspiring and full of beautiful things! The pictures are just perfect.

Tara Andrews on Feb 4, 2010

Such amazing photography and such a beautiful wedding. I love the key and lock on the invitations and the groom's golden shoes!

Adriana on Feb 4, 2010

What a glorious dress, the detailing and buttons on the back are perfection

Chloe on Feb 4, 2010

GORGEOUS! Utterly gorgeous. What a killer dress, what killer shoes, what amazing photography. I love it and I love you too, 100LayerCake. Thanks for sharing.

Jess aka Shoestring Bride on Feb 4, 2010

I love it with the bride and groom have such style! So chic this wedding!

Vania -SimplyBloom Photography, LLC on Feb 4, 2010

his are the best groom shoes i have seen !

Meg @ Sienna Wedding on Feb 4, 2010

What a great wedding! Loving that dress, and the groom's shoes are certainly interesting!

Rose on Feb 4, 2010

Absolutely gorgeous! Love her dress, hair accessory and the vintage look of all the pictures.

Janet on Feb 4, 2010

They are probably the best invites I have ever seen. Would love to see more pictures.

Chocolate Butterbean on Feb 4, 2010

I love love love her dress - and all the details of his attire are just perfection! That ring is awesome.

lovecakes on Feb 4, 2010

these are 2 of my best friends, and everything about their wedding, and relationship, was/is utterly original and amazing. so thrilled 100Layer Cake (one of the best, if not the absolute best, wedding blogs ever!!) posted this.

Kent Wedding Photographer on Feb 5, 2010

I like the photography samples here. Having a small wedding party really gives time to make the most of wedding photography. My point often overlooked by couples is - make sure you make and plan dedicated portrait time with your photographer .

francie on Feb 5, 2010

This is gorgeous! Looks like a photoshoot! What a stylish couple... must have been a dream for the photographer. Adore.

Albert on Feb 5, 2010

Lovely weeding,awsome shoes and dress (what's their designer?).Complimenti..tanti auguri

Abbey on Feb 5, 2010

Would love to find those gold shoes -- just what I've been looking for! Might the bride tell us where they are from?

Mastin Studio on Feb 5, 2010

Gorgeous wedding. Those gold shoes are fabulous.

Pink Heli on Feb 6, 2010

Eiiiiie!! It reminds me so much of my own wedding. Historic courthouse, just a few friends, dinner to celebrate... beautiful!!

Rosa on Feb 6, 2010

Picture perfect! What a day to remember.

Maja on Feb 7, 2010

Oh my god. Beautiful.. Someone please marry me!

Kelly on Feb 7, 2010

The shoes look like paillette Very Prive Louboutins. BUT MORE ABOUT HIS RING! Anyone know where it came from, where my groom to be can get one? He loves it.

100layercake on Feb 8, 2010

Hi Kelly (and everyone who's asked about the shoes)- The shoes are actually vintage and the groom's ring was made by James Elliot: Hope this helps!

erin on Feb 8, 2010

I'm dying to know where they found the vintage post cards?! I'm trying to do the same thing for my wedding but need ones from to/from Mexico!

Cori on Feb 8, 2010

Hi Everyone! Thank you for the lovely comments! You are all so sweet. I will try to answer a few of the questions. The grooms outfit was a combo of Lanvin and Robert Geller. The grooms wedding ring is by James Elliot, but the vintage ring pictured is from ebay or ruby lane online (I can't remember where i found it as it was a birthday or valentine's gift i gave him years ago... it is very old). For Erin, post card advice to follow.... I did not need a lot of cards since we only had 10 guests (i gave each guest 3 or 4). so i was able to track down enough for everyone using ebay. Also looking for post card books will help, as they usually have like 20 cards in them. An alternative idea is to buy a few favorite vintage cards, then have them scanned and printed as new "vintage inspired" post cards. This will also give you an opportunity to put the wedding date or a little note on the back. Also your guests can actually use or save these newly printed cards. A great online resource for affordable post cards is ( they are very environmental - be sure to use matte stock as gloss will look too new.). Hope this helps! Lots of Love to all of you! ~Cori

Dreams Resorts on Feb 9, 2010

The dress is beautiful and the headpiece is unique and sophisticated!

Future Mrs.Martinez on Feb 15, 2010

I loved the invitations and how you put your own style to it. Where did you find those small key and heart lock charm to tie on the invitations?

Clarissa Malek on May 5, 2010

I think it's very important to point out that the groom is wearing Robert Geller! He's my Fiances fav designer. :)

Joseph @ IQ Photo on Jun 30, 2011

There isn't much to add on top of those lovely comments. Amazing wedding. Gorgeous couple and great ideas!

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Cori on May 14, 2013

Wow its been so long since i read this post. Answers to some of the questions: The lock and key heart charms were all purchased on ebay or etsy. Most were vintage. The vintage materials for the boutonniere and bouquet were purchased on etsy and ebay. The feathers, ribbon and silk flowers are from The headpiece is from etsy. The invites, i did myself as I am a graphic designer - however the embossing was done at paper source. Thx for all the praise - much appreciated! xx Cori

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