I find rainy day weddings seriously dreamy, and this stunning nuptial is all the proof I need. This couple was literally showered with love on their big day, a lucky omen that proved to be incredibly romantic. Overflowing with beautiful arrangements by Reina, and magical moments captured by Stacey Pentland you can’t help but smile when you see the outpouring of love here.
From The Bride…Ashley and KC’s big day had been nine years in the making. They met the first day of new student orientation in undergrad and their backgrounds could not have been more diverse. KC was a well-traveled, international tennis player and Ashley was a small town, country girl with an upbringing in rodeo. But, 2 people, 9 years later, picked March 2-9 as the perfect date to tie the knot.
Holman Ranch, one valley over from Ashley’s family ranch, was the perfect combination of rustic, ranching roots and timeless, classic style to complement the bride and groom’s divergent backgrounds and unique tastes. And, their love for the outdoors made Holman’s breathtaking views the obvious choice.
To lessen the chances of rain, the couple picked a date in late spring. With California experiencing an unprecedented drought, the odds were in their favor. Go figure, the selected date turned out to be the only Saturday rain day of the year, with record rainfall.
Disappointed at first, the couple soon realized they could not have asked for a more romantic, mystical day, showered with true love and heavenly tears of joy. The heavy rainfall above the tents during the couple’s vows was refreshing and cleansing. Being drenched in pure bliss and soaked in endless happiness, the weather forecast was nothing short of a miracle!
The old superstition that rain on your wedding day is a lucky omen surely flooded true. As one friend analogized, “Tying a wet knot will hold tighter than any other.”
Photography: Stacey Pentland Photography | Wedding Planner: Amy Byrd Weddings | Florist: Floral Design By Reina | Wedding Dress: Inbal Dror | Engagement Ring: Derco | Bridesmaid Dresses: Sue Wong | Catering: Paradise Catering | Hair Stylist: Cherie Arellano | Groom's Suit: Custom Peter Cassara | Bridal Gown Seamstress: Ericka Engelman Couture | Bridal Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | First Dance Choreographer: Frances Cuevas | Flower Dogs Attire: Yvette's Little Shop | Flower Girl Dresses: Posh Peanut Kids | Horse Topiaries: Horsey Hall - Julie Andrews | Invitations -- Letterpress: Aerialist Press | Makeup: Shawn Cavlan Beauty Co | Rentals: Chic Event Rentals | Signage: Bee Curious Designs | Venue: Holman Ranch | Vintage Wedding Band: Fourtane, Carmel-by-the-Sea