San Francisco City Hall Nuptials
Tell us your love story!
We met in San Francisco at a local bar four years ago. Ryan was instantly drawn to Florent's soft, sweet French accent. It wasn’t anything super romantic, it was just very real and sort of mean-to-be. Sometimes you just meet people in your life that you know are going to stick around for a long long time.
How did the proposal happen?
Florent picked out rings and brought them with him to their trip to Chile. They decided to spend a year there, Living simply with each other and without the worries of the real world. The simple life felt like living in Neverland, never having to grown up. They were almost ready to go back home, they knew everything was about to be somewhat the same as before they left abroad. Florent didn’t want one thing to change. So, in Chile he proposed. At first, the shier Ryan said “not right now.” But once they got back, it was simply apparent that there was no reason not to Say "YES!"
We want to hear about the big day!
These boys were easy and carefree. They were simply happy being amongst friends and each other. Tailored suits and curated boutonnieres on their lapels made it feel like dress up. It wasn’t until the officiate greeted them at the top of San Francisco City Halls rotunda – it all started to hit home. They couldn’t wait to say “I do,” once they realized it was all really happening.
Going into the wedding planning, what did you definitely know?
They definitely knew they wanted to be married at City Hall. SF’s City hall was a monumental landmark – gorgeous inside and a very trendy place to get hitched.
What surprised you during planning?
It went by so FAST!
Any advice for couples planning weddings now? Anything you would have done differently?
BE HAPPY – BE RESTED – BE FLEXIBLE! Not everything goes your way, no matter how much you plan and coordinate. Our advice would be that if you live in a busy city, denote time for travel, and get yourself an Uber wherever you go!
For Ryan and Florent it was definitely about the marriage and less about the wedding. But the one thing they wanted to invest in was photos. Because when its all said and done, memories get a little fuzzy and usually the day of your in wedding bliss fog. The photos are what keeps the fun going and the memories vibrant.
What was your favorite part of your wedding day?
Friends and family that made it out. Florent's father's only request was to have photos to send back to him – since he was not able to make over from Southern France.