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City Love: A Classic Wedding With A Modern Twist In The Heart Of San Francisco

Lainey Dow

Gabby and Mike recited their vows during a classic city wedding in San Francisco in front of their family and friends at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. An elegant palette and sophisticated design flowed throughout the day from start to finish, and traditional wedding elements were paired with modern touches to create a celebration unique to the couple. 

From the bride: 

What made you choose the University Club?

"Mike and I toured several different types of venues before finding 'the one.' We knew we wanted to get married in a place that was special to us, a place we had in the past felt connected to. We wanted something classic yet romantic, and had a hard time deciding between indoor and outdoor options. When we first walked into the University Club, I remember being blown away by the view and how friendly the coordinators were. The venue was classic and had a ton of old San Francisco charm, but modern in the way it looked over the cityscape. Also, Mike has always loved architecture, so it seemed like the perfect place - a historic venue in a city where we went on our first dates more than 10 years ago, with a lot of space and incredible food options, and with a vendor team that would make our day run so smoothly."

How would you describe your wedding aesthetic?

"I would describe it as classic, romantic, with small modern twists. Our colors were a combination of white/ivory, champagne/gold, and greenery. I thought this would best complement the intricate architecture of our venues without adding too much colorful distraction. We added elements such as clear acrylic signage to modernize our details (shoutout to our friend Maria for the amazing signage @weeletters) and made sure to include classic San Francisco elements in both our invitation suite and our cake. I kept my dress simple but elegant with a long train and a cathedral veil, and we opted for tuxedos to dress up the occasion given that it was a city wedding."

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