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A Chic San Francisco City Hall Wedding Filled With Filipino Traditions

Apr 12, 2023

By Melissa Hammam

This classic wedding, done in a green and white color palette, is all sorts of chic. Dream A Little Dream Events planned the timeless day and filled it with special touches, while Soulflower Design Studio brought the couple's love story to life with lush white floral design. Imagery captured by Adriana Klas beautifully documents all the heartfelt emotions of the day; head to the full gallery to fall in love with all the lovely.

From Adriana Klas... The ceremony took place in San Francisco City Hall's stunning rotunda, with the grand staircase as a backdrop. Starlite Strings quartet played songs from Stephanie & Gabriel’s favorite Wicked and Hadestown musicals for the wedding party to walk down the aisle. The bride carried a classic bouquet with cream garden roses, ranunculus, and dahlias, accented by a sentimental pendant commemorating Stephanie’s dear father, who passed. Their wedding ceremony, officiated by Lili Goodman-Freitas of Weddings of Heart, incorporated Filipino wedding traditions, including tying of the nuptial cord, coin blessing, and the veil ceremony.

After the ceremony, guests ascended the grand staircase to enjoy cocktail hour on the Mayor’s Balcony. The menu created by Global Gourmet Catering incorporated Filipino and Asian inspiration and Hawaiian elements, paying homage to the bride’s background and her time living in Honolulu. Glazed pork belly lettuce wraps, and tiny thai tombo tuna tacos were passed during cocktail hour. The Calamansi Margarita specialty cocktail featured fresh juice from the Filipino citrus fruit. And their desserts highlighted tropical ingredients such as coconut tapioca, mango, and passionfruit.

The vendor team, led by their wedding planner, Camille Jacinto Hale at Dream A Little Dream Events, flipped the Rotunda to an elegant dinner. The color palette was white and green with a touch of blue and silver. Tables were adorned with romantic florals designed by SSoulflower Design Studio. The place settings featured Theoni Collection’s Babele blue and white chargers with vintage silverware and platinum-rimmed crystal stemware. After dinner, the couple and their guests danced the night away in City Hall’s North Light Court, and Last Wave Productions kept the dance floor packed all night long.

Photo courtesy of Adriana Klas.