A Vintage Art Deco Wedding at Bimbo's 365 Club in San Francisco, California

Marika Kontoudakis (30, a videographer) and Nicky Bryant (26, a search engine marketing manager) met each other at a bar around the time of the New Ye

Marika Kontoudakis (30, a videographer) and Nicky Bryant (26, a search engine marketing manager) met each other at a bar around the time of the New Year and instantly hit it off, taking pictures with each other in a photo booth by the end of the night. They started to date after intitially meeting and over three years later, Nicky proposed to Marika with his great grandmother’s ring on the beach during a weekend getaway. The couple chose Bimbo’s 365 Club, one of the oldest nightclubs in San Francisco, California for their art deco-themed wedding. Since Marika and Nicky met so close to the New Year, they decided to incorporate the celebratory holiday into their wedding decor with a gold and silver color palette. The bride wore a vintage-inspired Pronovias dress with elegant draping, accented with beads and crystals. Nicky wore a black fitted tuxedo with a white pocket square and black diamond-tipped bow tie to compliment the classic look the couple was going for. Of course, there was a photo booth at the wedding for guests to take pictures in and then get added to the guest book. The wedding was truly a reflection of the couple, from when they met leading up to their wedding day.

Engagement Ring With Wedding Rings and Bands
Silver Sparkly Ankle Strap Shoes
"I found a modern yet vintage-inspired Pronovias dress at Glamour Closet, and to be honest, it was the first and only one I tried on,” says Marika. “It was draped, beaded, and sparkly, which was perfect for our theme.”
Peacock Styled Garder on Bride
Marika wore a crystal beaded crown and a veil purchased from Etsy.
The bride held a bouquet made of purple orchids and long-stemmed calla lilies, arranged by A Simple Ceremony.
Bridesmaids in Gold Sequin Dresses
Groom and Groomsmen in Black Tuxedos
“We chose an 1930s art deco New Year's theme for our wedding,” says Marika. “We met so close to New Years, which is such a celebratory and hopeful holiday. We also wanted to have an elegant classy affair, black tie, with classic New Year colors of gold and silver.”
Party horns were placed on each guest chair at the wedding ceremony to use during the recessional.
Bride and Groom at Ceremonial Altar
Groom and Bride Carrying Bouquet During Recessional
“The bridesmaids wore gold sequin dresses, and the groomsmen wore gold bow ties with their tux,” says Marika. “Our parents incorporated silver into their attire.”
Bride and Groom Kissing Outside Venue
Nicky wore a slim fit black tuxedo with a white pocket square and a black diamond tipped bow tie,” says Marika. “Timeless, classic and oh-so handsome!”
Wedding Reception at Bimbo's 365 Club
White long-stemmed calla lilies were arranged in glass vases and served as table centerpieces at the reception.
The three-tiered ivory wedding cake was designed by Pretty Please bakery, and was decorated with gold and black geometric shapes.
Musical Jazz Band at Ceremony
First Dance as Married Couple
“Our wedding was kind of all over the place, but we loved everything about it,” says Marika. “We also barely ate or drank because we were so pumped on adrenalin, and we spent most of the night dancing and going around the room visiting our guests. It truly was the best night of our lives!”