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 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.