With wildfires looming in the distance and the weather dependent on changing winds, Michelle and Sean’s Big Sur wedding took a few last minute design changes that we feel made their day even more beautiful. They made the decision to have their reception under a gorgeous clear tent that also served as a shelter for guests from falling ash, but it allowed the guests to also view the colorful skies created by the mix of the sunset and smoke from the fires. Though their venue was not in the danger zone, their planner, Coastside Couture, helped them make last minute decisions, and executed their design in the perfect way despite the challenges that nature threw their way.
Their wedding day was full of beautiful blush and greenery details, and a soft and romantic feel, but what will always be the most memorable part of this day is their battle with nature, and the perfect and joyful celebration that resulted. The stunning skies that resulted from the mix of smoke, sunset, and the last hints of clear blue were captured in incredible ways by Orbie Pullen Photography, and it put a lovely finishing touch on this eventful day.
Michelle shared with us a special moment from their ceremony where their officiant paused for a moment while a plane flew over bringing water to aid in the firefighting efforts. This couple surely made the most of their day, and we are so glad they not only they were not threatened by the fires, but that they chose to share their special day with us.
VENDORS WHO MADE IT ALL HAPPEN…
Photography: Orbie Pullen Photography // Planning + Design: Coastside Couture // Venue: Holman Ranch // Beauty: The Hair and Makeup Co. // Cake: Edith Meyer Wedding Cakes // Catering: Paradise Catering // Ceremony Music: Terrence Farrell Videography: IZ Cinema // DJ: Sound in Motion // Floral: Seascape Flowers // Officiant: Brian Lyke // Linen: Wildflower Linen // Transportation: Main Event Transportation // Day of Paper Goods: Heart Paper Soul