This San Francisco gem captured by John + Louise Weddings is the perfect example of mixing old and new into a gorgeus modern wedding. Erin and Jon-Paul wanted a modern-day glam wedding, inspired by the 1920s and film noir. Planned by Events by Satra, and with classic florals by Laura Miller Design– which looked impeccable with glitzy bridesmaid dresses.
The day Jon-Paul asked me to marry him and I said yes (of course!), I knew by the look of my antique engagement ring that I wanted an Art Deco theme. The old school glitz and glamour of Jazz Age San Francisco inspired us to get custom artwork done for our save-the-date. We liked the artwork so much, we ended up creating a commemorative guest book print to hang in our house.
When it came time to find a location, we knew that we wanted two things: 1. A night wedding and 2. A view of the city. We’ve both lived in San Francisco for quite awhile and we just knew that we wanted it to be the centerpiece to our decor. When we found the University Club, with it’s stunning view and vintage feel, we knew that we had found it! We ended up finding a lot of similar decor at thrift stores and flea markets which added just that perfect amount of detail. To top it all off we ended up with surprise fireworks from a nearby event. We couldn’t have imagined anything more perfect.
Our main piece of advice for putting together a great theme is to pick one early and stick to it. Once it’s been decided all the other decisions become a bit easier. The other thing that was really helpful, was to space everything out and try to get as much done in advance as possible. We really wanted the week before to spend with family and guests, so we only left a few things until the days before. Not to mention the vendors that we worked with, who were all fabulous, which made a world of difference for our stress levels.
Wedding Location: San Francisco, CA / Photographer: John + Louise Weddings / Florist: Laura Miller Design / Planner: Events by Satra / Venue: University Club of SF / Band: West Grand Boulevard / Beauty: Ethereal Salon / Ceremony Musicians: Music to Go! Conservatory of Music / Cake: Susie Cakes / Officiant: Father Cameron Ayers / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Transportation: Kings Tours / Invites: Nicole Hermann / Dress: Vera Wang White – David’s Bridal / Necklace: Rodrigo Otazu – Rent the Runway / Shoes: Seychelles / Groom’s Suit: Ermenegildo Zegna – Neiman Marcus