SFlashback: Nan Kempner, 1952

One of the surprises in the premier issue of “San Francisco Brides” (the beautiful new bridal magazine from “San Francisco” magazine) is a wonderful article on Nan Kempner’s 1952 wedding, which includes photos taken at the ceremony.

Nan’s wedding to Thomas Kempner took place in the Italian Room of the St. Francis Hotel. She wore a belted ivory satin gown from I. Magnin, with white gloves and a single strand of pearls.

“With her unmistakable elegance and grace, Kempner serves as a reminder of a simpler time, where men held doors, women wore hats — and the bride was always, quite simply, chic,” writes Karen Palmer.

Be sure to check out all the entire article in the current issue (which you can access online at modernluxury.com.)

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