After 3+ months of grey skies, bitter cold weather, and slush, it’s pretty easy for most of us to be less than impressed with winter right about now. Despite some of its more negative aspects, however, we believe winter is a gorgeous season full of serious potential for romance; one of the most romantic winter activities of course being ice skating with your sweetie. So, if you’re thinking of shooting your engagement photos this winter (or next), why not lace up your skates and head out onto the ice? Just don’t forget to reward yourselves for braving the cold with a mug of hot cocoa and some cozy fireside snuggles afterwards!
Who would have thought that City Hall would be the backdrop to such stunning and unique bridal attire?
City Hall and courthouses are trendy and utterly romantic venues for elopements and intimate weddings. For a day that truly captures your love and having the focus on the both of you. This also gives you the chance to get really creative and show your individuality in what you decide to wear. The possibilities are really endless. From printed pants to a full length gown, anything goes. There’s no sartorial rule book at City Hall. This of course makes deciding what to wear even more exciting.
For many couples, a simple civil ceremony at city hall makes sense; it’s quick, low-fuss, and it gets the job done. Sadly, however, most registry offices aren’t exactly known for being the most beautiful of venues at which to exchange vows of marriage. But before you go and write off all city hall registry offices as too dimly-lit and depressing for your own happy occasion, we urge you to think again! We’ve rounded up 8 of the most beautiful and wedding-worthy city hall and courthouse venues we think just might change your mind on the matter.
1. San Francisco City Hall
This one is an absolute no-brainer. San Francisco City Hall is known for its stunning architecture and is widely regarded as one of the country’s most beautiful Beaux-Arts building, so it’s no surprise that thousands of couples from all over the world flock here every year to tie the knot.
Have you always dreamed of designing your own perfect engagement ring? One that fits your finger – and your personality to a tee? Well, thanks to Joseph Jewelry, you can make that dream come true!
Joseph Jewelry makes it easy and affordable to create your own custom jewelry. You can choose to work with the Joseph Jewelry designers either in-store or online; which means you can design the perfect ring right from the comfort of your own home – you don’t even need to get out of your pajamas!
Whether you choose to customize one of the rings they have in their gallery or design the ring yourself, the knowledgeable designers at Joseph Jewelry will help guide you through the entire design process, guaranteeing you are 100% happy with every detail of your ring. The designers will work within your budget to help you create a ring that you will both love and are able to afford.
If for some reason you’re not 100% satisfied with your finished piece, they will “remake” it for you within 30 days of your purchase.
All the jewelry at Joseph Jewelry is created on-site, which means custom jewelry doesn’t cost any more than pre-made jewelry. So, why not design your wedding bands as well?
Your dream ring is closer than you think!
Knowing that most of the groom’s friends and family from Australia wouldn’t be able to attend their wedding, Jackie and Hugh opted to elope in a simple farmhouse ceremony in Texas instead. These two prove that sometimes all you need on your wedding day are your two best friends, a little champagne, some mini pecan pies, and a whole lot of living room dancing. Of course, a killer pair of cowboy boots never hurts either!
Special thanks to Ryan Price for sharing the photos of their special day with us!
Jackie, 24 & Hugh, 27
Round Top, TX
Wedding Date: May 23, 2013
Number of Guests: 2
Wedding Cost: $7,500
Wedding Ceremony Location: The Prairie by Rachel Ashwell
Wedding Reception Location: The Prairie by Rachel Ashwell