Their love story: When Annie first moved to San Francisco from Boston, she lived in North Beach, near the top of Telegraph Hill. In an effort to get to know her neighbors, she would hang out at the local bars on Grant Avenue on her own, so as to encourage her to talk to strangers. One such Monday evening in February 2009, Annie was at a local establishment, Mojitos, to hear her favorite band – the Jugtown Pirates – play their rockabilly style of bluegrass music.
That same evening, Scott, having recently moved to North Beach from the far away land of Russian Hill, had the same idea as Annie. Seeking to chat up some locals, Scott too made his way over to Mojitos, and sitting next to each other, accompanied by mandolins and fiddles, Scott and Annie met.
When they left the bar to walk home that evening, they parted ways at the corner of Union St and Grant Ave, equidistant from their two apartments. For several months after, each time these two friends met to hang out, they would meet at the same street corner… well, until Annie broke her ankle and then Scott picked her up at her door.
Nearly 4 years later, Scott and Annie now live in Oakland, but one evening after work they had a ‘spontaneous’ (or so Annie thought) date night in North Beach. Scott took Annie out to dinner at Bix, for cocktails at Mojitos, around Washington Square Park, and up to visit Annie’s old apartment. On their way back down to the car, Scott stopped at the corner of Union St and Grant Ave. He knelt down in front of the French Italian Bakery, and to the sounds of an old Chinese lady rifling through the trash for cans, he asked Annie to marry him.
Of course, she said YES!
**I am absolutely head over heels with this couple. They have such a beautiful, light hearted energy that radiates from them whenever I get to see them. I feel incredibly lucky that I get to be so involved in their special day—a true celebration of their love and the life that they have together. Annie and Scott, thank you for the pleasure of getting to know you and for letting me capture your love story— it truly is a wonderful one!**