An elegant and indie San Francisco City Hall wedding: Michelle + Jacob

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Well, happy Friday to you! We can’t think of a better way to send you off into your pretty little weekend than to share the sweetest of weddings with you, shot by the charmingly talented, Edyta Szyszlo. Michelle, VP of Sales for pet fashion provider, SimplyShe + Jacob, a commercial photographer, celebrated an intimate wedding with a tight-knit group of eighteen guests (plus Michelle’s five month old tiny bun in the oven), and we’re so happy we get to share it with you! Be warned – cuteness overload will ensue just a few photos down when you lay eyes on Jacob’s two-year old son, Kai.

Whimsical San Francisco city-hall wedding

Whimsical San Francisco city-hall wedding

Whimsical San Francisco city-hall wedding

Whimsical San Francisco city-hall wedding

Whimsical San Francisco city-hall wedding

Whimsical San Francisco city-hall wedding

Whimsical San Francisco city-hall wedding

Whimsical San Francisco city-hall wedding

Love the faint paper mache/watercolor-esque feel to their post-wedding announcements. With a budget of $2,000 for 200 cards, design included, Michelle + Jacob collaborated with the marvelous, Hello!Lucky, to design a custom announcement. Such a fun and smart idea to mail out a wedding announcement to everyone they would have loved to invite had they been able to throw a big bash!

Whimsical San Francisco city-hall wedding

Whimsical San Francisco city-hall wedding

Whimsical San Francisco city-hall wedding

The look they were going for: a personal, indie vibe that was also both elegant and classy. $1,500 was spent on the décor, which included: flowers, a ‘Just Married’ sign, ‘Love’ swizzle sticks, personalized Ad Libs, Mr. & Mrs. signs, and bride & groom forks. Things were kept simple, but the combination of their items, venue and colors meshed perfectly to create their look. Because Michelle didn’t really have the time to get all DIY, she took the next best route and found vendors on Etsy, and used BHLDN as resources.

Whimsical San Francisco city-hall wedding

This is why it’s a good idea to start befriending the peeps at your favorite restaurant — Bar Jules in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco, is Michelle + Jacob’s favorite place to chow at. Because they’ve come to feel like the staff is family, and because their party was so small, they were able to host a lunch for all eighteen guests with no fee to rent the space! They paid for the cost of their lunch, brought in cream puffs from a local bakery in lieu of a traditional wedding cake, and a few decorations later they had a reception!

Whimsical San Francisco city-hall wedding

Wondering if these two were able to fit in a first dance? Oh, for sure! With no dedicated area for a dance floor, the folks at Bar Jules were happy to turn their speakers over to them as they danced to “No One’s Gonna Love You” by Band of Horses.

Listen to it here:

Whimsical San Francisco city-hall wedding

Oh, these two are just adorable. Congrats Michelle + Jacob!

Photography: Edyta Szyszlo Photography / Ceremony: SF City Hall / Reception: Bar Jules / Dress & Cardigan: Rebecca Taylor / Hair Piece: Lo Boheme / Shoes: Kate Spade / Groom Attire: J.Crew (suit), Paul Smith (shirt, tie, socks) / Flowers: Lila B Design / Makeup: Sean Anthony / Hair: Amy Yang (Joseph Cozza Salon) / Paper Ad Lib: August Press / Tags: BHLDN / Paper Signs: Funny Side of Life / Just Married Letters: BHLDN / Bride & Groom Forks: BHLDN / Eclair Puffs: Pacific Puffs / Announcements: Hello! Lucky

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Jennifer Little on Aug 5, 2011

This is so cute. I love it!!

Lisa on Aug 5, 2011

Bravo , the photogs rock !!!! Lisa x

Candace {} on Aug 5, 2011

Beautiful Wedding! I love Band of Horses. My fiance and I have debated whether to use “No One’s Gonna Love You” as our first dance song too. Great choice!

Chelsea on Aug 5, 2011

Leopard print, romantic kiss caught on camera just right, and do I see eclairs? LOVE! xoxo

Michelle on Aug 5, 2011

I love everything about this...even down to the groom's tie! Such amazing details.

edyta photo on Aug 5, 2011

yay!!!! hugs and kisses for the feature! michelle & jacob lil fam CUTEST EVER!! beyond thrilled to have photographed such a charming little celebration!

east side bride on Aug 5, 2011

just spent twenty minutes looking for that cardigan.

jenny on Aug 5, 2011

i'm looking for the shoes!

sara pea on Aug 5, 2011

those little babies are not eclairs but delicious cream puffs by pacific puff in sf. I love these so! gorg wedding!!!

Robyn Thomas on Aug 6, 2011

This is truly beautiful. The cake is so elegant.

Heather on Aug 6, 2011

Everything about this day is absolutely gorgeous.

Michele Niesen on Aug 6, 2011

So electric! And so right on the BEFRIENDING your FAVE RESTO. I had a place in Atlanta for 10 years and we loved doing weddings for our loverly clients. Some we took from dating, to engagement, to wedding, to baby shower. Oy, that makes me feel old. But it's the next best thing to having it at a friends house. Maybe better, because they are pros.

Masha on Aug 7, 2011

Absolutely adorable little wedding. The couple looks so natural and relaxed. SF City Hall is a great place to get married.

Ilana silverman on Aug 8, 2011

Oh! What a charming celebration..beautiful, tasteful details..ADORABLE family..wish all of you all the best for a beautiful journey together..could be friends with you in a heartbeat!! : )

Vasu on Aug 8, 2011

Beautiful pictures, love the dress and evry single detail

Holly Schoenke, Simply Sweet Weddings on Aug 8, 2011

I never knew I could love a city hall wedding this much!

Stephanie @ rhinspirations on Aug 19, 2011

I love this City Hall wedding. .. This couple showed lots of personality and thinking outside of the box!

Steve on Sep 21, 2011

Quick question - in one of the top pictures, it looks like there are almost 20 guests. I thought City Hall limits the guests to 6 (including photographer). Do you know how they pulled that off?

100layercake on Sep 21, 2011

Steve, that's a good question. I'm not totally sure but you should contact the photographer to find out. I'm sure Edyta would be happy the answer the questions for you.

Julie on Sep 28, 2011

I love the photos! Which room at City Hall did you use for your ceremony? It's gorgeous. I keep finding blogs with couples who brought more than the "6 maximum guests" and it gives me hope :)

Michelle Elliott on Oct 13, 2011

It's the answer your city hall questions... We just charged it and brought 20 guests to City Hall. No complaints! They married us in the Rotunda which holds a lot of people and is the most picturesque setting. Good luck!!

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Beautiful couple. What I particularly love about this City Hall wedding is the fact that photographer was able to concentrate on emotions and provide a true photojournalistic approach. Something rarely seen with City Hall weddings.

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