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Shana & Jerrad


Hip San Francisco City Hall Wedding (with donuts)

* Shana, Current Crocheter/Cubicle Dweller; Soon to be Pro Bono Traveler/Yarn Collector & Jerrad, Current School Nutrition Programs Specialist; Soon to be Pro Bono Traveler/Food Eater Extraordinaire *

* Photographer: Magical Magnificent Maddie of Hart & Sol West (APW Sponsor) * Soundtrack for listening:  “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen, or, for the slow scrollers “Mario Kart Love Song” by Sam Hart *

One sentence sum up of the wedding vibe: Just your average fun-having, bus-riding, whiskey-drinking, pizza-eating, gold-sneaker-wearing, twelve-hour wedding party with a side of donuts.

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The Info—Photographer: Hart & Sol West (APW Sponsor) / Location: San Francisco, CA / Venue: San Francisco City Hall / Shana’s Dress: Theia, on sale at Saks / Shana’s Shoes: Dillards / Jerrad’s Suit: Men’s Wearhouse / Jerrad’s Shoes: Nike / Jerrad’s Ring: Kay / Shana’s Ring: custom from Krikawa / Shana’s Hair and Makeup: Done herself  / Veil & Bouquet #1: Shana’s Mom / Bouquet#2: Whole Foods/ Vegan Wedding Donuts: Pepples DonutsPizza Dinner: The Pizza Place on Noriega / Party Bus: Million Services / Amazing Hotel: Queen Anne

Other cool stuff we should know about: Because we opted for a smaller elope(ish)ment wedding, we were able to plan an extra special honeymoon: a three-month European adventure. (And for those of you in the audience who want to follow along/find out more, I will be blogging about it from here.)

Favorite thing about the wedding: Shana: The impromptu, hilarious (yet tear jerking) speeches nearly every guest gave at dinner (while slightly intoxicated and using the pizza spatula as a microphone).

Jerrad: Surprising everyone with a party bus tour of the city where we all shared stories, laughed, and passed around a ten-year-old bottle of varnish (AKA whiskey).

Didn’t get you fix of Shana & Jerrad yet? You can go see extra photos from Shana & Jerrad and read more about their city hall wedding over on East Side Bride today.

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  • http://mommacollett.blogspot.com Jessica

    this might be the most accidentally sexy wedding I’ve ever read about. LOVE IT!

  • Samantha

    I cannot get enough of this! Perfection! Love to the happy couple.

  • ANOTHER MEG

    This is fabulous. That photo of the bride drinking whiskey is inspiring.

    On a side note, I just bought the world’s most rad baby shower gift from her Etsy store.

    SCORE.

  • http://www.meanestlook.com Sara

    LOVE THIS so much. Thank you for sharing.

  • js

    This is the best wedding dress I’ve ever seen. Girl, you look dangerous! The make-up is gorg and I love the shoes. I am so coveting your personal style! And I think your idea for a badass honeymoon is inspiring.

  • Rachel

    I can’t get enough of this wedding…it looks like it was such a blast!!

    Also, you two are one good-looking couple!

  • C

    Ahh, that DRESS. Where does one find a dress like that? AMAZING!

  • http://www.sarahhoppes.wordpress.com SarahHoppes

    GAHHHHHHHHHHHHH! EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS WEDDING IS AMAZING!!!! Drunken, heartfelt pizza spatula toasts? A bride drinking whiskey from the bottle? THAT DRESS! City hall! SO MUCH RADNESS FOR ONE DAY!!!!!

    What a beautiful wedding! I hope you two have the best freaking time ever on your 3 month European honeymoon (which also sounds like a whole load of amazing.)

  • Jessica B

    Your wedding look perfectly straddled the line of ‘sweet’ and ‘bad ass.’ This looked like a lot of fun, and way to put elopement in my head as a possibility. You might get an angry letter from my mother ;)

  • Hannah

    Ahhhh. Dream wedding. The whiskey-drinking photo…gotta duplicate that. Or maybe just print yours out and friggin frame it. What a sick photo. You both are gorgeous.

  • Leslie

    that dress!! I want to drink with this girl *internet high five*

  • Amanda

    This is snazzy. And I love the photos of the guests/witnesses. Because they answered a question I didn’t even know I had, which is, What do you wear as a witness to an elopement?

  • http://www.soulwanderings.com ellemarcheseule

    Totally fancytits.

  • Class of 1980

    It doesn’t feel like anything was missing from this wedding at all. Pretty and fun.

  • Marcie

    I love the Pizza Place on Noriega – I wish I had dropped by when this wedding party rolled through! Cheers!

  • AshleyMeredith

    Best wedding sum-up EVER.

  • Frances

    These photos are knockout and I loved the post earlier too.

    What a fantastic fun party that looks like.

    I love the idea of getting married in the round too.

    Love love love it.

  • http://andshelovesyou.com Lucy

    Late to this party, but:

    MARIO KART LOVE SONG. YES.

    Shana, you’re my people.

  • http://cloverandlace.com Helen

    This. Is. Spectacular.

  • http://partialto.tumblr.com LIZ (SINCE 1982)

    Um, this is awesome. You are awesome.

  • Denzi

    I am not ashamed to admit that I read this twice so I could try both soundtracks. And I never thought a song about Mario Kart would almost make me cry, but man, my screen looks misty.

  • http://www.americanvirus.com Jonas Seaman

    I LOVE this one!!!

  • Samantha

    Beautiful! Is there anyway to find out thebrand/shade of that red lipstick she is wearing?! I’m going to be a redlip bride am keeping my eyes peeled for ones I like.