An Elegant, Urban Wedding at Golden Gate Club in San Francisco, California
Nicole Kalinske (28 and in pediatric residency) and Ryan Gendron (28 and a high school social studies teacher) wanted to have their elegant wedding at a venue that showcased the charm of San Francisco, California. It was no surprise that they picked the Golden Gate Club—the name says it all. "We wanted to play up the California theme for our out-of-town guests," Nicole says. "We loved how the venue's enormous windows included views of Golden Gate Bridge." The day began with a ceremony at Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, where the outdoor garden location combined Nicole's love for nature and Ryan's love for historical architecture. Romantic shades of peach, coral and white accented the wedding day through flower arrangements—from the bright pink peony and rose aisle arrangements all the way to branch centerpieces speckled with white blooms that decorated the reception. Gray linens and lace runners covered long tables where guests sat for the evening's meal, marked with burlap numbers bordered by wooden frames. Our favorite detail? Nicole's ivory Monique Lhuillier gown with off-the-shoulder sleeves and a trumpet-style silhouette, accented with lace starting at the bodice and trailing off at the bottom of the tulle skirt overlay. A romantic dress fit for nuptials that were nothing short of elegant.