San Francisco City Hall Wedding: William & Martin
July 11, 2014
William & Martin’s eyes met across a crowded, dimly lit room. Music was playing and the night was young at the Bar on Castro. William hadn’t even planned to go out that night. Who knew he would meet the man he would marry someday? The two hit it off immediately and Martin called the next day to ask William on a date.
Neither of the men proposed. Martin wanted William to propose in Zumba class in a choreographed production, and William wanted an old-fashioned, romantic drop to the knee. Neither happened. They just knew how they felt about each other and naturally talked about marriage after they welcomed their adorable son.
Originally the goal was to host a small, manageable wedding for 50, but the guest list soared to 200 quickly. William and Martin decided instead to have their immediate family only at San Francisco City Hall with a celebratory dinner afterwards. Holding their son Niran, the couple watched his smiling face as the Justice of the Peace married them. It was a true family affair.
The new dads had so many things on their minds while getting ready that they remembered to bring their 6-month-old baby and all of his supplies, but forgot their rings. When it came time to exchange them, they both looked at each other, speechless, and started to laugh hysterically.
Asked if he would share any advice with other couples planning their weddings, William suggested that they not make their day too complicated. Even a small wedding is a day to remember.