Since we eloped we didn't have a honeymoon planned. We decided to go somewhere close and reasonable right after we got married. We settled on San Francisco.
I was born in San Francisco and it was my mother's favorite city. It felt like the perfect place to kick-off our marital bliss. I quickly got checked by my husband when I casually referred to our honeymoon as a "mini-moon" to a couple in the airport.
In my mind, we would do a "real" honeymoon later, somewhere exotic when we had time to plan it. But my new husband of only a few hours stomped that out with the quickness! He said that would just be a vacation but not a honeymoon. We would only have that weekend to honeymoon because we would never get that time back or the newness and excitement of just getting married.
I stood corrected. I realized that he was telling me not to diminish our special moment simply because it had not been planned. By the time we checked into the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco, I had corrected my terminology.
For our first meal as a married couple we ordered room service: bone in ribeye and fries for me, burger and chicken wings for him with chocolate chip cookies for dessert! It was delicious and exactly what we wanted. We spent entirely too much money on room service that weekend but it was a worth every penny.
We had a magical weekend exploring the city of my birth. Edward's college friend, Jon owns a restaurant (RICH TABLE - SAN FRANSISCO) that is impossible to get a table without reservations a month in advance. We were able to go with just a moments notice and we were treated like celebrities when we got there! It was the best dining experience I have ever had! We enjoyed six courses of exquisite, artistic food that delighted our palettes! It was absolutely incredible.
Even though I lived in the Bay area a combined total of 15 years, I never explored it. Edward and I were sure to hit all the major sites and even took a fairy boat tour (it was freezing but beautiful).
I wouldn't change anything about our honeymoon! It was everything I didn't know I wanted kindof like my husband. Fun, adventure and food were the perfect endings to our wedding weekend. Now back to real life and planning our first vacation as a married couple.
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