Bridget & Kevin

San Francisco Elopement For Introverts

* Bridget, Soon-to-be Mama Bear & Kevin, Video Editor * Photographer: Hart & Sol West * Soundtrack for reading: “You And I” by Ingrid Michaelson *

One sentence sum up of the wedding vibe: Two introverts promising themselves to each other in a perfectly private, romantic, and personal ceremony.

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The Info—Photography: Hart & Sol West / Venue: San Francisco City Hall / Bridget’s Dress: Her mom’s / Bridget’s Sweater, Shirt and Accessories: AnthropologieKevin’s Wardrobe: The Gap / Flowers: Trader Joe’s

Other cool stuff we should know about: We decided to scratch our plans of a larger traditional wedding after realizing it just wasn’t really us. Once we decided on a secret elopement, wedding planning became so exciting! We found getting married, just the two of us, to be incredibly romantic and meaningful.

I was thrilled to find out my mom still had her wedding dress and had it altered into a skirt. I sewed a heart shaped piece of my Dad’s necktie into my skirt. Lastly, I used a doily from my Grandma to wrap around my bouquet. Kevin and I are both very sentimental, so having touches like this meant a lot to us.

Everything was very laid back for us. The night before we walked to Trader Joe’s and picked out some flowers. We watched You Tube videos of how to do an easy updo and without girlfriends or my sister around, Kevin quickly learned how to help with bobby pins and hair spray. We walked to City Hall and texted our lovely photographer on the way asking, “Will you be our witness???” Everything worked out—even with forgetting about important things like a witness and our rings—perfectly.

When the wedding was over and while we walked home, we got tons of congrats, marital advice, and even a group of construction workers singing “Here comes the bride!” We went and got a big basket of fries and Coca-Colas and celebrated being husband and wife. Things like this made the day so fun and lighthearted. We were never stressed.

Favorite thing about the wedding: Who we married.

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