When one of the most iconic venues in San Francisco undergoes a radical renovation--exchanging their gilded and pastel-hued Victorian era decor for sleek, light-filled modern rooms in silver and grey hues--you simply MUST show it off. And that's exactly what Jutta Lammerts, owner of A Day Like No Other, did. We hope you enjoy this gorgeous styled shoot at the luxurious Westin St. Francis.


Having previous styled shoots in the former historic Victorian style and with inspiration by the Art Deco period, we decided a fresh and modern approach was in order. As an accent color complementing the light grey and silver tones, we chose the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year - Living Coral, which gave the design a breath of summer. We played up the lightness with a geometric chrome ceremony backdrop and Lucite chairs from Hensley Event Rentals, plus little hints of metallic silver throughout. These ballrooms are all about the view, so we let it shine by designed around it. The bay can be seen through the ceremony backdrop, the wedding cake and the sweetheart table.

We selected china with a painterly silver rim, dark grey cutlery from Hensley Event Resources and a cake table linen in a bold metallic silver and grey pattern from Creative Coverings. The cake by Avocado Catering made a statement in itself with silvery grey ruffles and a subtle coral marble tier topped with vibrant blooms.

Green Petal Designs used Poppies and Sweet Pea blooms en masse to bring a veritable California garden inside, and our stationery by Hyegraph Invitations, pulled it all together with modern, bold print in grey and a tiny coral accent.

Of course, a setting as modern as this deserves a modern twist on attire. The groom's classic tuxedo from The Black Tux was midnight blue, rather than the traditional black. The bride's wedding gowns from Nouvelle Vogue were each unique and unexpected in their own right: one in laser-cut lace with a removable overskirt; another in a fabric reminiscent of paper shreds (all fabric!) with a giant ruffle in back, accessorized with an ostrich feather shrug; and the last, a fluid, beaded, translucent number that would have made any silver-screen siren swoon.

Last but not least, a decidedly classic updo and makeup by Design Her Image allowed the bride's jewelry from Gleim, to sparkle and shine - all modern and clean-lined pieces (heavy on the carats, though) befitting the modern and contemporary vibe of the occasion.