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An Elegant Modern Wedding in San Francisco, California

Megan Peterman (31 and an economist) met William Peterman (31 and a management consultant) in a dive bar in San Francisco, California, where neither o

Megan Peterman (31 and an economist) met William Peterman (31 and a management consultant) in a dive bar in San Francisco, California, where neither of them had ever been before. They went on a date the next day and were engaged less than a year later. They chose to have their ceremony and reception at the Terra Gallery in downtown San Francisco. "We wanted a clean modern space with high ceilings, beautiful wood floors, big windows, and art," says Megan. Megan and Will didn't have a strict color palette for their wedding. They stuck to warm neutrals and fall colors like burnt orange, purple and yellow. The bride requested a mixture of textures and native flowers like succulents for the floral arrangements. "The space didn't require much dressing up," she says. "It already had the clean, modern look we wanted."The bride and groom served their assorted reception meals in a family style fashion, because they wanted their guests to feel free to leave their tables to mingle and dance. "DJ Jeremy threw a great dance party for us, which was really important to me," Megan says. "My family loves to dance, and they really stepped up for our wedding!"In keeping with their modern them, Megan and Will served assorted flavors of gourmet mini cupcakes from a cupcake tower in place of a tiered wedding cake.Megan and Will ended the night by grabbing snacks from a food truck. "Walking out into the foggy rain to get steam buns from the food truck definitely felt like us," Megan says.

The bride wore a dress by David Feldon. She liked the dress' sexy and daring feel with its plunging back and silky fabric, but also the antique touches of lace.
The Bride Getting Ready
The groom and groomsmen wore dark charcoal suits with a less formal vibe than more traditional black and white tuxes. They accessorized with colorful plaid ties to add some personal flare to their suits.
The bridesmaids picked their own taupe dresses from J.Crew. The bride wanted the dresses to match in color, but it was also important that her bridesmaids felt comfortable and got  to show some personality.
Bride Walks Down the Aisle
Bride and Groom at Jewish Ceremony
Bride and Groom Exit Ceremony
Table Seating Cards on Decorative Moss
The bride and groom chose the Terra Gallery in downtown San Francisco.  They wanted a clean modern space with high ceilings, beautiful wood floors, big windows, and art.
Modern Art Backdrop at Reception
The bride and groom did not have a strict color palette for their wedding. They stuck to warm neutrals and fall colors, like burnt orange, purple and yellow.  The bride requested a mixture of textures and native flowers like succulents.
The bride and groom used a local DJ to entertain their guests. It was really important to the bride to throw a fun dance party at the reception, since her family likes to dance.
The bride and groom served their assorted reception meals in a family style fashion, because they wanted their guests to feel free to leave their tables to mingle and dance.
Individual Mustard Containers
The bride and groom chose an less traditional cupcake tower instead of a cake for the same reason they served all of their meals in a family style fashion; they wanted their guests to roam around and mingle.
Cupcake Tower with Assorted Cupcakes
Bird Cake Toppers
Bride and Groom Order at Food Truck
The bride and groom wanted a reception that felt personal and was also an ode to their time in San Francisco. According to the bride, ordering late night snacks from a food truck was very "them."
Bride and Groom at Food Truck