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A Modern Wedding in San Francisco, CA

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Kristen & Jeff in San Francisco, CA
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While Kristen carried a natural-colored mix of hydrangeas layered with cymbidium orchids, berries, succulents and fiddlehead ferns, her bridesmaids held celosia, orchids, spider mums and lotus pods.
Pat Gibbons Floral Designs, East Bay, CA
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Kristen loves succulents, so Jeff specifically requested to wear one on his lapel. A fiddlehead fern added a whimsical touch.
Pat Gibbons Floral Designs, East Bay, CA
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Empire-waist chiffon gowns were perfect for Kristen’s bridesmaids. Two were eight months pregnant, and the other was a new mom.
Amsale, Bella Bridesmaid, Los Gatos, CA
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The couple worked with Jeff’s sister on the paper: postcards of a vintage map of San Francisco and invites with gray envelopes and matching map liners.
The groom’s sister
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It took place beneath the museum’s 12-foot-wide portico, which had just enough room for 50 chairs and standing room to cover guests from the rain.
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Despite the rain, the couple posed for photos on the beach, with the bridge as an iconic backdrop.
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Simple escort cards with a vintage border were attached to toothpicks and stuck into vanilla meringue cookies, which were served during the cocktail hour.
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Kristen grew up enamored by the Legion of Honor -- its intimate space surrounded by sculptures was exactly what she and Jeff had in mind for their nuptials.
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The couple opted for deep-plum table linens to pop against the venue’s white and gray marble. Square tables fit well between the room’s sculptures.
McCalls Catering & Events, San Francisco, CA; lighting: Everything Audio Visual, San Francisco, CA
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Tall, textured arrangements of hydrangeas, orchids, proteas, spider mums and berries, set in leaf-wrapped cylinder vases, topped some of the dinner tables.
Pat Gibbons Floral Designs, East Bay, CA
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For the cutting ceremony, they ordered a small cake decorated with the Golden Gate Bridge and topped with lovebirds.

Kristen & Jeff in San Francisco, CA

The Bride Kristen Katz, 28, a project manager in consumer electronics The Groom Jeff Terlizzi, 35, an engineering manager in consumer electronics The Date October 23 Kristen and Jeff met and fell in love in San Francisco, so they wanted to get married in (and celebrate) the city. Their steel-gray and orange color combo was inspired by the fog and the Golden Gate Bridge.
- Jaimie Dalessio
Their Ingredients
  • This Modern Romance, Orange County, CA
  • Legion of Honor
  • Pat Gibbons Floral Designs, East Bay, CA
  • Amsale, Bella Bridesmaid, Los Gatos, CA
  • The groom’s sister
  • McCalls Catering & Events, San Francisco, CA; lighting: Everything Audio Visual, San Francisco, CA
  • That Takes The Cake

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