Gina and Stephen celebrated their nuptials at the Presidio Social Club, so you know it’s a wedding after my own heart! And not only do I have a special fondness for the venue, but I’m also excited that two of the awesome talents from our brand new Snippet & Ink Select vendor guide were part of this wedding: photographer Josh Gruetzmacher and floral designer Max Gill. But enough gushing from me – on with the photos!

Gina carried a bouquet of white garden roses and anemones.

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In addition to passed hors d’oeuvres, guests enjoyed an oyster bar with Kusshi, Kumamoto, Skookum oysters.

A variety of patterns, from chevron paper straws to striped washi tape, checked napkins to ticking tablecloths, added a touch of whimsy to the black and white palette. Lush greenery added a fresh pop of color to the tables.



Why did you choose this location for your wedding?  The Presidio is very special to us. We live just outside the gates and run there regularly. It’s also where Stephen proposed during a run in August! The PSC is in the city, but it has a light and airy feeling. It’s such a unique space, we loved it.

What inspired you when you were planning your wedding?  We wanted the wedding to reflect our relationship: classic with a twist, intimate and fun. We wanted our guests to feel like they were at the most amazing dinner party.

What was your favorite moment or part of the day?  Just before we walked into the reception, we had a moment together. We took a photo in the Magnolia photo booth and just shared a moment together. It was so sweet and romantic, it’s a moment I’ll always remember.

Did you include any traditions in your wedding?  We used traditional vows, but supplemented with our own personal vows to each other.

What advice do you have for other brides?  Everyone says this, but take that moment at some point to let things sink in with your new husband. And, when you’re planning, try and see the forest through the trees. There are lots of little decisions, but they’re much easier to make if you have a vision for your big day and you know what your priorities are.

Is there anything else that helps tell the story of the day?  We knew we wanted the wedding to reflect our relationship and our style. We love to host dinner parties at our house and we approached the wedding in the same way we do when we have people over to our own home. What can we do to make sure the night is filled with great conversations, lots of laughter, amazing food, delicious wine and a little bit of craziness? I think we succeeded. The other thing that was special is the use of S♥G. We are big skiers and it’s one of the things we most love to do together. Early in our relationship, Stephen carved S♥G into the snow with his ski pole and it just stuck. Every time I saw the monogram at the wedding, it reminded me of that romantic gesture.


Hors d’Ouevres: Spicy Tuna Tartar Cubes, Kampachi Sashimi on an Udon Spoon, Pork Belly Bites, Gouger and Mushroom Mornay, Sweet Pea Crostini, Oyster Bar // First Course: Fresh White Fish Ceviche with Avocado Mousse and House-Made Chips // Second Course: choice of Butter Lettuce Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette or Market Salad with Chopped Kale, Carrot, Radish, Golden Beets, Pumpkin Seeds, Sherry Vinaigrette // Entree: choice of Filet of Beef, Duck Confit or Seared Diver Scallops // Late Night Snacks: Cheese toast, French Fries in paper cones, Beignets


Max Gill and Josh Gruetzmacher are Snippet & Ink Select vendors.

Photographer: Josh Gruetzmacher / Floral Designer: Max Gill / Event Planner: Rebecca Reategui Weddings & Special Events / Ceremony venue: Chapel of Our Lady / Venue, Catering: Presidio Social Club in San Francisco, California / Stationery, Calligraphy: Little Miss Press / Vintage Stamps for Invitation: Verde Studio / S and G charms on Invitation: Deedles Design / Invitation ribbon: The Ribbonerie / Save the Date Postcard: PS Paper / Dress: Jin Wang / Shoes: Menbur / Tuxedo: Hugo Boss / Cake: Beyond Buttercream / Hotel: Inn at the Presidio / Makeup: Julie Dy / Ceremony Musicians: Genie Wie of Entire Productions / Officiant: John Jimenez, 415-240-8095 / Reception Music: DJ Chris the Rebel via Boutique DJs / Photo Booth: Magnolia Photo Booth / Rentals: Classic Party RentalsLa TavolaHartmann Studios

Magnolia Photo Booth is a sponsor of Snippet & Ink.

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  1. Christina

    Seriously, this black and white striped goodness makes me want to throw a fancy dinner party! Great wedding!

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  2. Occasions In Print

    Beautiful! So intimate!

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  3. Liz

    Beautiful set! Also happy to see that the makeup is done by my friend Julie Dy! :D congratulations on your feature again! :) :) :)

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  4. joody

    This is beautiful! I just went to Presidio Social Club the other day for dinner and never imagine doing a wedding there. But this wedding is so beautifully done! Now I’ll be looking at this spot through a new pair of lenses.

    Congrats on the wedding! It’s beautiful!

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  5. Bryce Covey

    Beautiful as always Josh! Amazing detail shots and such a gorgeous wedding!

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  6. Lynne

    Congratulations to the bride and groom, and kudos to the wedding planner, Rebecca Reategui for all of the thoughtful, fun, well-integrated black and white details! A marvelous blog!

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  7. Wedding Photography by Nigel Edgecombe

    What a super venue, and that stationery really is to die for. Never seen it quite done like that before. Fab.

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  8. Plum Pretty Sugar

    Gorgeous couple! Such wonderful prettiness!

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  9. marvia

    love the layout of this site beautiful wedding the bride look stunning in her dress i can see that this wedding was well put together like the french fries

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  10. Megan Clouse

    Beautiful! Kathryn, the weddings you feature are so timeless and elegant and one of my most favorite to see every time. Inspiring!

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