Kathryn + Ryan

photography  Elizabeth Messina

After searching for the perfect venue, Kathryn and Ryan fell in love with Swedenborgian Church in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. It’s really magical. Think roaring fire and tons of taper candles – ideal for their intimate winter wedding.

Following a sweet and emotional ceremony, guests recessed out of the church to find the Golden Gate Boys Choir singing “Joy to the World” and other Christmas carols.

Kathryn and Ryan hosted their reception at The Presidio Social Club, a fun vintage-inspired restaurant housed in an old army barracks in the historic Presidio of San Francisco. Subtle seasonal references were sprinkled throughout the wedding – a simple wreath on the invitation, a pinecone rosette at each place setting, a “Poinsettia” signature cocktail and even eggnog on the dessert buffet.