Rachel and Patrick came to us two years before their wedding date, and even that far out they had a clear vision - classic San Francisco chic affair with their closest family and friends. With the best views of San Francisco, the Flood Mansion is the prefect backdrop for an elevated celebration. Classic architectural details, such as intricate crown molding and tall pillars, with marble floors and oversized fire places don't require much more than proper uplighting and good company.
Rachel and Patrick chose a black and white color palette, with pops of greenery, to create a stunning setting for their guests. Larisa, of Bewilder Florals, built a luscious chuppah, wrapped in smilax vine and seasonal blooms (including cafe au lait dahlias and garden roses), which was the focal point of the ceremony. The intimate setting of the enclosed garden required very little A/V install, which allowed the musical trio to play acoustically, with sound softly traveling through the crowd as the wedding party walked down the aisle.
Inside the mansion, long tables with ivory linen and black chiavari chairs ran down the center of the main hall, with large bay windows framing the setting. Greenery and varying size pillared candles decorated the center of the tables, keeping decor low, allowing for easy conversation across the groupings.
As the sun set, the amber uplights created a warm, cozy setting for guests to enjoy their plated dinner. Once dinner service completed, guests moved into the library, where the dance floor stayed packed all night long. A large dessert display covered the library mantle and a photo booth facing the dance floor allowed guests to capture themselves in the middle of it all.
After the reception at Flood Mansion, guests boarded shuttles and headed out to Zeki's for an afterparty, where family and friends continued dancing into the wee hours while enjoying slices of local pizza. Check out all the fun below!
IMAGES by Photo Flood Studios