Rainy Big Sur Wedding

Claire Pettibone Dress

This cute couple tied the knot in a beautiful patch in Big Sur, with the Santa Lucia mountains rising from the Pacific Ocean behind them. The beautiful scenery combined with their lovely day equaled smiles all around – such smiles that didn’t falter even when a few downpours paid a visit.

The day was elegant with a twist of vintage in the details, particularly apparent in the stacked vintage crate and chest cake table that is simply too cute to pass up! Smile, stay awhile, and take a look through the full gallery here, captured by the talented Rad + In Love, to get a glimpse of even more wonders from this rainy Big Sur wedding.

big sur wedding scenery

gray bridesmaids robes

mix and match blush bridesmaids dresses

classic grey and blue groomsmen attire

couple photos in the woods

multi floral white and green bouquet

Words from The Vendors

Hannah and Nick came up from LA to be wed in the stunning beauty that is Big Sur. Some of our favorite highlights (aside from the natural beauty of the couple and the environment!) was all the white umbrellas peeking out during the ceremony, the bride’s dress, the family style cheese boards on the table, and the groom (a SUPER talented musician) serenading his bride with a song he wrote before the rest of the band led the night into a great dance party, topped off with a bonfire and Smores. So fun!

lemons and floral umbrella stand

ceremony and bar chalkboard sign

love of mine bunting

aspen wedding ceremony arch

wedding ceremony aisle florals

umbrella filled wedding ceremony

kissing the bride

Words from The bride

Nick is a professional musician, so when it came to choosing a band we had an amazing community of musicians to choose from. We eventually enlisted our friend, and Nick’s songwriting partner Aaron McLendon to be the Musical Director and assemble the band. Our friends played live music all day— for the ceremony, cocktails (barely pausing for a torrential downpour!), dinner, and of course, the dancing. Nick’s band, The Endangered also played a few songs, including one that Nick wrote for me— He surprised me by playing it for the first time at the wedding.

coffee stain ribbon hung escort cards

wedding reception under a tent

rustic wedding reception

chalkboard bottle table numbers

The main piece of advice I give brides planning their big day, is don’t be afraid to ask for help. Decide which details are the most important to you, and what you’re comfortable leaving to your fiance, planner, parents, bridal party, etc. Two weeks before the wedding, we saw a 10% chance of rain in the forecast, and needed to make a quick decision about a tent. Overwhelmed, I told our parents that we needed help, and that we trusted whatever decision they made. In the end, I was overwhelmed with gratitude by the way my friends and family rose to the occasion to help pull this day off. It was joyus, warm, and full of love. It was pretty magical. I can honestly say I wouldn’t change a thing.

love is sweet multi level cake table

fresh berry tarts

white wedding cake with greenery

wedding s'mores

Photography: Rad + In Love
Coordinator: Elegant Events and Big Sur Weddings
Stationery: Maude Makes Art
Flowers: Christine Cater
Cake: Edith Meyer
Caterer: Feel Good Foods
Hair: La Coiffure Salon
Makeup: NE Artistry
Dress Designer: Claire Pettibone
Groom’s Attire: Ralph Lauren
Prop/Furniture Rentals: Archive Rentals
Photobooth: The Vintage PhotoBox
Lace Runners: Vintage Affairs
Pizza: Soleil Pizza
Transportation: American International Transportation Service
Accomodation: Ventana

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: blue, pink, white, yellow
Styles: beach, classic

Warm And Sunny California Wedding

illustrated california tote

The sun was shining, and it was a beautiful California day at Saddlerock Ranch for  Kelley and Patrick’s wedding. With a color palette full of  pretty pinks, bright oranges, and soft yellows their wedding was just as bright and cheery as this spectacular day.

Scroll through to see all the  prettiness! We especially love the honeybee favors, but know you will love everything.  You must see this entire warm and sunny California wedding in the full gallery here, all captured by Chaffin Cade Photography.

wedding shoes

warm palette wedding bouquet

coral bridesmaids dresses

Advice From The Bride

Overall, we enjoyed everything about our wedding and wouldn’t have changed a thing! My advice for future brides is to stay organized during the planning process and ask for help when you’re feeling overwhelmed! Stay focused on the things that are important to you and your fiancé. It can be overwhelming when looking at other weddings online or reading wedding magazines.

There are so many resources for brides that it can actually add stress to the planning process. There is no way you can implement every fun idea/décor idea you find online so keep sane by prioritizing your top 3 goals for your wedding and stay focused on those things. The other little details will fall into place and everything will come together on the day of the event!

chalkboard wedding welcome sign

cute escort card idea

chalkboard drinks menu

There are so many fun, quirky aspects to this property, and the images we captured in front of the little yellow school bus became some of our faves. Patrick and Kelley said that their highest priority was that everyone have fun… There was dancing, a gorgeous, massive cake, signature drinks, the breathtaking view… every guest of this wedding will definitely have fun-filled memories!

wedding centerpieces

meant to bee honey favors

table number ideas

floral cascade wedding cake

Wedding lighting is so important.  It sets the tone and ambiance of the evening. Do you love the cascading lights hanging from the trees? It really makes everything feel magical. Don’t you think?

wedding lighting ideas

see the entire gallery

Photography: Chaffin Cade Photography
Venue: St. Maximilian Kolbe Church & Saddlerock Ranch
Caterer: Command Performance Catering
Makeup: Amy Clarke
Dj: Elegant Event Entertainment
Security: Sandman Security
Rental: A Rental Connection
Floral Design: Greenwich Floral


Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: orange, pink, white
Styles: classic

Shop/Steal This Look – Navy And Pink Bridesmaid

navy and pink bridesmaid dress

navy and pink bridesmaid dresses

Steal/Shop this navy and pink bridesmaid wedding look by using our ever so convenient shopping list below. You can see the entire wedding here all beautifully photographed by Laura Murray Photography


Jcrew Heidi dress in dark cove silk chiffon price $250 – Buy Here


Very Volatile denver high heeled cowboy boots. Buy Here


2″ Plain Sash-Power Pink Sash Buy Here


half up half down with braid in the back and loose curls. See hair tutorial here from irrelephant


See the entire wedding featuring these lovely pink and navy bridesmaids here. 

braided hair

Categories: Tips
Colors: blue, pink