Heather & Christian | Elegant Wedding in San Francisco

When we saw Heather and Christian’s gorgeous San Francisco wedding in Martha Stewart Weddings, we just had to see more! Lisa Lefkowitz kindly shared some of her beautiful photos with us…

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Something so sweet and elegant about classic white bridal shoes.

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Heather carried a bouquet made entirely of white sweet peas, tied with a pink striped ribbon.

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The couple chose a soft summer palette of pale yellow, gold, wheat, and clean white. Their guests rang tiny bells as the newlyweds walked back down the aisle.

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Says the bride, “We wanted the wedding to have a vintage and elegant feel without being too formal. Our wedding outfits fit the bill. I was giddy in my Oscar de la Renta tulle and silk organza applique sweetheart neck natural-waist ball gown. Christian beamed in an Armani peaked lapel tuxedo.”

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The newlyweds toasted with their respective signature cocktails: a peach bellini and a vodka martini.

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Instead of numbers, each table was assigned a type of flower, such as sweet pea and freesia. Guests knew where to sit with the help of escort cards tied to the stem of that particular bloom.

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From the bride: “Our cake had a whimsical and natural cascade of pastel pink, orange, and gold sugar hydrangea petals, topped with a handcrafted sugar gazebo containing the small porcelain German figurine.”

A silhouette artist added to the fun, cutting portraits of guests on the spot!

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From the Bride & Groom:

Why did you choose this location for your wedding?  I never dreamed of my wedding day growing up, so when Christian and I got engaged, I had no idea what I wanted our wedding to look like. We ultimately fell in love with the James Leary Flood Mansion. Since we met and dated in San Francisco, the venue, with its bay views and classic early 20th century San Francisco architecture, seemed like a natural choice.

What inspired you when you were planning?  The venue really set the tone for the entire wedding. We wanted decor that highlighted the Mansion’s dramatic architecture and historical features. Also, having been a florist for five years, I’ve seen my share of mixed bouquets. So, we opted for a single type of white flower per vase. The arrangements included lush hydrangea, fragrant sweet pea, dense garden roses, playful snapdragon, and more, accented with lemons, limes, and gold ribbon.

From wedding planner Kathryn Kalabokes of Dream A Little Dream Events:  When I first met with Heather and Christian, they said the three most important elements were family and friends, the little details, and that it was fun. Not only were Heather and Christian surrounded by the love of their family and friends, but everyone noticed all the little details, and the night ended with dancing to a wonderful swing band. Heather and Christian both put so much thought into making this wedding amazing for their guests, and there is no question that they succeeded!


See all of Heather and Christian’s elegant Flood Mansion wedding in the gallery.

Vendor Credits

Photographer: Lisa Lefkowitz / Event Planner: Dream A Little Dream Events / Venue: James Leary Flood Mansion in San Francisco, California / Floral Designer: Sharla Flock / Hair, Makeup: Sherrie Long / Catering: Knights Catering / Cake: Cake Coquette / Officiant: Minister Maggie / Lighting: Got Light? / Musicians: Stompy JonesSynchronicity Strings / Transportation: Classic Cable Car / Silhouette Artist: Cut Arts

Minister Maggie and Dream a Little Dream Events are Snippet & Ink Select vendors.


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