A Glamorous San Francisco Winter Wedding\\nIn the heart of their favorite city, two high school sweethearts celebrate their winter nuptials in grand style.\\nLiz and Jake met during their sophomore year of high school in the East Bay. \\"We were just friends until our senior year, when he asked me to prom,\\" recalls Liz. \\"I realized the perfect guy had been right in front of me the whole time.\\"\\nThe couple decided to celebrate their wedding at the James Leary Flood Mansion in San Francisco. \\"This city has been such a huge part of our lives, and we couldn't imagine getting married anywhere else,\\" says Liz.\\nShe accessorized with a fur shrug that she found on Etsy.com.\\nHer bridesmaids wore royal blue dresses by Thread, purchased from Bella Bridesmaid.\\nThe ceremony was held at Grace Cathedral. In addition to the cathedral's organist, the couple hired the Pacific Boychoir Academy to perform during the ceremony.\\nBouquets of tulips and ferns adorned every other pew. \\"The cathedral is breathtakingly beautiful on its own, so we kept the flowers simple,\\" says Liz.\\nThe reception kicked off with cocktail hour in the mansion's courtyard, where a lounge area was set up inside a clear tent.\\nThe 180 guests listened to acoustic rock quartet Unplugged while enjoying hors d'oeuvres like truffled mac and cheese and mini crab cakes.\\nA table displayed the couple's families' wedding photos and albums.\\nGuests found their seats via escort cards made by Barbara Callow Calligraphy and presented on trays of wheatgrass.\\nDinner was served in the main hall, where centerpieces of tulips, hydrangeas, and ferns decorated the tables. All florals and furnishings were by Kathleen Deery Design, and the couple worked with Alison Events on the wedding details. \\"I've always wanted a classic, elegant wedding, but I didn't want the environment to feel too formal or overdone,\\" says Liz.\\nThe menu included a choice of filet of beef tenderloin or sea bass, both served with truffled potatoes au gratin. Catering was provided by Paula LeDuc Fine Catering.\\nFor dessert, the couple and their guests enjoyed slices of wedding cake from Perfect Endings.\\nDancing was held in the mansion's reception room. \\"Jake and I liked that the areas for cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing were all separate, so guests got to experience different 'venues' throughout the evening,\\" says Liz.\\nFor their first dance, the couple chose \\"That's How Strong My Love Is\\" by Otis Redding. Music was provided by DJ Sol. \\"DJ Sol played pop, hip-hop, and basically anything people could groove to!\\" says Liz. \\"Watching our families and friends from different parts of our lives dance their hearts out was so much fun.\\"\\nBefore departing, guests could help themselves to trays of Golden Gate Bridge-shaped chocolates from Ghirardelli as favors. \\"We both absolutely love San Francisco, so we thought the candies were a cute idea,\\" says Liz.