Hues of pink + burgundy give this modern wedding at Gallery 308 in SF a fresh pop of color that’s both feminine and fun. Embracing the minimal theme of the venue, Rachel + Joe opted for a casual all-white aesthetic with mixed metallics throughout.
Greenery and colorful blooms polish off the look for the family-style dining, and it’s everything we love about minimal weddings. Read more from the bride below, and catch a closer look in the full gallery captured by Nadya Vysotskaya Photography.
words from the bride
We currently live in Chicago, but as native Californians, we knew we wanted to get married somewhere more convenient for our friends and family. Joe grew up in nearby Marin County and we spent several formative years in San Francisco before moving to Chicago, so the Bay Area seemed like the perfect location. After looking at a couple more rustic venues, the industrial and modern feel of Gallery 308 was refreshing, but it was the large windows looking out at the Golden Gate Bridge that really sold us. (Of course, the notorious SF fog hid the bridge for the earlier part of the day, but the view was still beautiful!)
Since the venue is basically a big white room full of windows, we decided to embrace the minimal theme in order to highlight the view. However, we still wanted our wedding to feel warm and casual, so we opted for long rows of tables, family-style dinner, and soft lighting. To contrast all the white and complement the burgundy of the flowers and the wedding party, we used a variety of metallics-copper, rose gold, and gold--in the smaller details like the table numbers and place cards.
focus on the experience
We tried not to worry too much about everything looking perfect and instead tried to make sure that people would be well fed and having fun. In the end, we had the best time and the day went by so quickly, so we appreciate all the work each of our vendors did to make it so carefree and memorable for us