The most important part about getting married for Jess + Jerry was each other + the people that would be there. Eloping + throwing a big party in Golden Gate Park with their friends was in the plans but they had a few secrets up their sleeve. Their two-day wedding started with eloping in Golden Gate Park on a quiet October Thursday, a quick change of location upon arriving, and a trek up Strawberry Hill for their ceremony with their closest family.
The following Saturday, they had already invited all of their friends out to San Francisco for their Engagement Party. Friends flew in from all over the country, not knowing Jess + Jerry had already eloped. A picnic-style cocktail hour overlooking Stow Lake started the afternoon, then Jess walked into the party in a beautiful white dress. The cat wasn’t out of the bag yet though. Soon they invited everyone to head up the stairs to continue the party! Upon arriving at the top of the hill, a Welcome table announced this was actually their wedding, with cards to write notes for the new Mr. + Mrs.
Friends mingled and grabbed drinks from their Self Serve Bar while J+J’s friends who have an epic live band played. Everyone was gathered together, for Jess + Jerry to read their vows again, with their parents standing beside them.
It was the perfect, most chill afternoon of celebrating, filled with Seafood Paella, mouth-watering home-made cakes, sweet first dances, and photo-props which brought out the real fun as the afternoon went by. J+J’s cat was even pictured as one!
I hope Jess + Jerry’s celebration shared some inspiration that this day is about you, and however you picture your day is just how you should do it!