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

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  1. -100. @loriwellsphoto says:

    RT @weddingchicks: OMG. We’ve never seen a rainy wedding day feel so warm and inviting —> http://t.co/mNcFpf2fc5 @radandinlove

  2. -100. @designcorral says:

    RT @weddingchicks: OMG. We’ve never seen a rainy wedding day feel so warm and inviting —> http://t.co/mNcFpf2fc5 @radandinlove

  3. -100. @honestywedding says:

    Rainy Big Sur Wedding #catering #wedding http://t.co/ADvAFYp3LJ

  4. -100. @RabbiJaniceM says:

    Another beautiful #BigSur wedding @weddingchicks http://t.co/oOBU7LLMfT http://t.co/mcNqCO4wIK

  5. Great how the rain didn’t stop them! It also makes everything look so green and beautiful around.

  6. -100. Di says:

    Do you know the venue??? Thanks!

  7. -100. Madeline says:

    Where was the ceremony / reception located?? Thanks!

  8. -100. Hakim says:

    Nov10bobbi These are so beautiful, as is she. And you are hvnaig the prettiest fall I have seen by far.Btw- my paper color is charcoal, I love it. Its a bit darker than thunder I think. I am getting obsessed with colors too. I just might have to get some studio lights this Christmas


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