Ally, Marketing Program Manager & Greg, IP Paralegal
Photographer: Kirsten Julia
One sentence sum-up of the wedding vibe: Dogs, donuts, desserts, dudes, babes, bubbly, brunch, and besties!
Soundtrack for reading: “Go Do” by Jónsi
Other Cool Stuff we should know about
We had a private ceremony at city hall the week before the big event with our awesome photographer, Kirsten, as our witness. Since we’re both introverts it really took the pressure off the big event and we were able to have fun and enjoy it—especially the dogs dragging our nephew down the aisle. A good friend officiated and we had laughs during the ceremony instead of tears (used those up on the first look!). We used Spotify playlists for the ceremony and reception after reading up on the details on APW. Our first dance was to Audrey Hepburn singing “Moon River”—the clip straight from the actual film! We saved a lot with DIY projects and items we could repurpose in our home—it’s awesome to see pieces of the wedding scattered around the apartment now. Having a brunch wedding meant getting up a bit earlier but the food was awesome (plus mimosa bar!) and we were able to collapse in our hotel room and watch the sun set over the park where we said our vows.
Favorite Thing about the wedding
Greg: SF! The locations, décor, and weather were all beautiful…also the fact that it meant planning was over. Ally: We created exactly what we wanted (without bankrupting ourselves/our parents) and were able to have our four-legged children with us for the whole day.