Whitney and Brad’s Pacific Northwest wedding took place at the beautiful Roche Harbor Resort, located on the beautiful San Juan Island. As the morning of their wedding arrived, so did the rain, but luckily the bad weather broke for their first look and pre-ceremony photos. They had high hopes that the skies would hold for their ceremony, but unfortunately Mother Nature decided otherwise, and the rain came down. Rain on your wedding day has often been said to be a sign of good luck, and being caught in the rain during your outdoor ceremony must mean good luck for the rest of time!
We love the insight that their wedding planner, Elegant Affairs , shared from that moment.
“When I asked the bride if she wanted to move to the resort’s chapel, she waved it off and had the best response ever that I will never forget. ‘This is the Pacific Northwest, of course we are going to get married in the rain, this is awesome,’ she said with a glowing smile and a laugh.”
What a perfect response, and we love the carefree attitude this bride carried despite the rain. Whitney and Brad exchanged their vows under the cover of umbrellas with the biggest grins on their faces as the rain continued to fall. As the ceremony wrapped, so did the rain.
We love the preppy style with a pink, navy, and teal color palette that made for a colorful and cheerful reception. The long feasting tables in a deep navy were brightened with pops of pink blooms, teal pillar candles, silver accents, and bright white details. The personal details of San Juan Sea Salts in the perfect teal wrappers and fun customizations throughout their wedding weekend add so much personality to their celebration.
We hope you enjoy the colorful details and incredible joy that was captured by The Popes throughout this fun wedding weekend!
We love the incredible spirits of these two as they battled rain during their vows, and how it obviously did not put a damper on their day. We love that they continued to celebrate as they made their (delayed) getaway as husband and wife in a small private plane, and of course, with a string of cans trailing behind them.
VENDORS WHO MADE IT ALL HAPPEN…
Photographer: The Popes // Wedding Planner: Elegant Affairs // Venue: Roche Harbor Resort // DJ: Brandon Ghorley // Florist: Robin’s Nest // Hair + Make-up: Salon Maison // Cakes: Cakes by Feliciations // Officiant: Rahaul Madhavan // Lighting: Slava Caireac // Wedding Dress: Essence of Australia Bellevue Bridal // Bridal Shoes: Shoes of Prey Nordstrom // Bridal Jewelry: Nadri from Nordstrom // Bridesmaid Dresses: Monique Lhuillier from Nordstrom // Bridesmaid Handbags: Rebecca Minkoff from Nordstrom // Groom’s + Groomsmen Attire: Nordstrom // Rings: T. Anthony Jewelers // Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas // Chalkboards: Rachel of Elegant Affairs // Place Cards and Table Numbers: Marrygrams // Favors: Seattle’s Chocolates