Wednesday, May 09, 2012

photos from our tiny wedding








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Before, during (with my future brother in law Marcos in the background) and after...with my parents, then at the Wayfare Tavern, Kai and my brother Johnny. And our rings, and the view out our super swanky Hotel Vitale window. My mom is sending more photos, so you might catch a few more later.

I ended up wearing a dress my mom made a while back out of vintage kimono fabric from my sweet childhood neighbors who sadly passed away this last year. I received a beautiful opal necklace from my grandma. It was given to her by my grandpa a long way back.  You can't really see in the photos, but it felt so special to wear!

We are so happy to be married, and on Saturday, Kai's sister and my brand new wonderful sister in law, Esther is tying the knot, so we have a bunch of family in town, and it is two weeks of celebrating...and more photos soon!!

xo
c

17 comments:

gretchenmist . . . {belinda} said...

congratulations!
you look so gorgeous and happy xx

Joyce said...

You looked beautiful! I like the sentiments of your dress and necklace. I also love the first photo of you both. Congrats and a lifetime of happiness. xo

laurenjeanallece said...

Beautiful! Congratulations and best wishes to you both!

Clare Elsaesser said...

Thanks so much ladies :)

R R said...

This is so wonderful! Congratulations Clare!

Hilary Mosberg said...

Heartfelt congratulations! My husband and I also got married at SF City Hall and it always makes me smile to drive past and have that memory. I hope you are as happy together as we have been!!!

Tammi said...

Happy one week anniversary! We hope to celebrate with you very soon. Enjoy all the fun and festivities this month!

Clare Elsaesser said...

Thanks Rebeca and Tammi!! And how awesome Hilary. The day after we got married, when we were walking around the city, we met a man who had also gotten married at SF city hall twenty some years ago, and was very happily married. He told us "they tie a good knot." I thought that was such a great thing to say :)

linda said...

so much fun to get a glimpse of your sweet wedding clare. you both look so happy...and what a beautiful setting. congrats from me!

Clare Elsaesser said...

thank you linda!!

Mauricio said...

How wonderful! Congratulations on your wedding, clare and kai. my best wishes for your future together!

Clare Elsaesser said...

Thank you Mauricio! So wonderful to hear from you. xo

pauline said...

Clare, congratulations! I'm not married, but if ever i had married, it would have been a tiny wedding, just like yours. :-) You both look beautiful. Wishing you years of happiness together. xoxo
ps: your dress looks beautiful and comfortable.

emilyporterphotography said...

congratulations! quite beautiful

Mivan said...

Oh, what a beautiful, happy looking couple! :D
I agree, they tie a good knot at SF City Hall!
Congratulations to both of you! <3

Margaret said...

Big congratulations! You both look so happy!

Clare Elsaesser said...

Pauline, Emily, Mike and Margaret, thank you so much for your congratulations!! And thanks everyone, for your sweet words, and wonderfulness xoxoxo