We are married!   ~mike and joy.
San Francisco City Hall, 23 July 2010
We met in August, 2005; for three years we traveled by air between San Francisco and Los Angeles to see each other; Mike moved to San Mateo in 2008, we got engaged in November 2009 and now we are married!

The wedding was a small gathering with immediate family on a Friday afternoon in San Francisco. Next, we are planning a big party for friends and family!


Photography by Adrian.


Joy and Mike
Mike met Joy at her sister's house

Mike met Joy at her sister's house.
We hired a towncar

We hired a towncar.
Joy and Mike outside City Hall

Joy and Mike outside City Hall.
Joy and her parents, Yola and Ming

Joy and her parents, Yola and Ming.
Outside City Hall

Outside City Hall.
Joy and Mike with Mike's parents, Jim and Susan.

with Mike's parents, Jim and Susan.
Ming, Yola, Joy, and Mike

Ming, Yola, Joy, and Mike.
Joy and Mike with the parents

Joy and Mike with the parents.
At the entrance

At the entrance.
Joy and Mike

Joy and Mike.
Joy's flowers came from our yard

Joy's flowers came from our yard.
Joy and Mike walking in

Joy and Mike walking in.
Joy at the grand staircase

Joy at the grand staircase.
The ceremony was up there

The ceremony was up there.
Joy is wearing her mom's wedding dress

Joy is wearing her mom's wedding dress.
City Hall is beautiful

City Hall is beautiful.
The ceremony takes just a couple minutes

The ceremony takes just a couple minutes.
Our ceremony

Our ceremony.
Exchanging rings

Exchanging rings.
We are married!

We are married!
Joy and Mike walking

Joy and Mike walking.
with parents

with parents.
with Lisa and Joe

with Lisa and Joe.
with Adrian and Jomay

with Adrian and Jomay.
The family, less photographer Adrian

The family, less photographer Adrian.
The whole family

The whole family.
On the trolley

On the trolley.
We chartered a vintage trolley

We chartered a vintage trolley.
Boarding the trolley

Boarding the trolley.
City Hall beyond

City Hall beyond.
On the trolley

On the trolley.
Parked across from City Hall

Parked across from City Hall.
The trolley took us to our restaurant

The trolley took us to our restaurant.
Joy and Mike drink to a toast

Joy and Mike drink to a toast.
We like the food at Chaya Brasserie

We like the food at Chaya Brasserie.
Our table looked out on the bay and the bridge

Our table looked out on the bay and the bridge.
Lunch at Chaya

Lunch at Chaya.
We walked on the pier across from Chaya

We walked on the pier across from Chaya.


Joy and Mike.
Afterward, Joy and I walked across the street to our top-floor room at Vitale, a boutique hotel across from the Ferry Building. Cozy, sleek, and bright, the room had a big soaking tub with a view of the city with a glimpse of the bridge and the bay. After an afternoon game of scrabble, supplemented by dark chocolate and red wine, we ventured out to a nearby favorite source of Peruvian ceviche and ate far too much delicious fish. Saturday morning we went across the street to the Ferry Building farmers' market, where tasty hot breakfasts are prepared and sold. Then it was time to collect my truck from the valet and return home.
Mike designed our rings, made by Redstart Design LLC

Our rings are palladium and gold alloys interlocked together with Mike's favorite woodwork joints.

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