Rainy Day Romance: An Elegant Outdoor Wedding that Sparkles, Rain or Shine!

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When a jewelry designer marries, you know every detail of the wedding day will be meticulously gorgeous! That’s exactly the case for Alyce and Brian’s outdoor wedding at Alisal Guest Ranch. The rain may have been an unexpected guest, but A + B’s day couldn’t have been prettier! With the help of talented event designers and planners, La Fleur Weddings & Events, they created a floral Heaven on Earth that captured the classic romance of the couple and the bride’s excellent taste and eye for details!

Here’s what A had to say about their dreamy day:

Every decision we made about the wedding was based off of what felt right for us and our families. We really wanted it to be about our family and friends and what we thought would be most enjoyable and special for them. Our inspiration was an Italian backyard wedding, but was turned a little upside down when the rain hit. A lot of what we planned was changed moments before but as always, it ended up being perfect in its own way!

Look no further than Lucas Rossi Photography’s stunning images for proof that a rainy wedding day can be pure magic! Let’s take a peek!

Dazzling Gems

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We mentioned that A is a jewelry designer, but did we mention that she custom made all of the pieces for herself and for B?? What a special thing to be able to do since their rings will be a lifelong reminder of their wedding day and the love they share! Her LA based fine jewelry line is called COLY LA and with design skills like these, it’s no wonder her day is so gorgeous!

Adorable First Look

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Alisal Guest Ranch Wedding

Bridesmaids in Blue

navy blue bridesmaids

A’s bevy of beautiful bridesmaids were her “something blue” on wedding day! We can’t get enough of their stunning floral dresses and wedding day beauty by TEAM Hair and Makeup! We love the mismatched bridesmaids dress trend! Each girl gets the chance to feel comfortable and rock a dress that they truly love! If you love this trend too, check out our feature on How to Nail the Mismatched Bridesmaids Look!

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A’s gorgeous appliquéd gown totally complemented the florals of the bridesmaids dresses. Here’s what she told us about her search for the perfect outdoor wedding dress:

While looking for my wedding dress I found that my designer instincts came into play a lot. I found myself trying on lots of dresses that I LOVED, but always wanted to change something about each of them! Finally when I tried on my Riley dress by the brilliant Mira Zwillinger I didn’t really feel like changing anything. I slept on it and when I woke up the next day and looked at photos it was a no brainer. I felt exactly like myself in it although I’m really a jeans and tee shirt kind of girl.

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Hello Gentlemen!

Bridal Party Ready for Action

Alisal Guest Ranch Wedding

Alisal Guest Ranch Wedding

B was looking quite dapper on wedding day in attire by Paul Smith! Don’t these two look ready for the red carpet?!

Our Musical Choices

Processional: Free Falling, I Can't Help Falling in Love

Recessional: I Know Theres Gonna Be (Good Times)

First Dance: I Don't Trust Myself (John Mayer)

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Charm

Alisal Guest Ranch Wedding

Alisal Guest Ranch Wedding

Setting the stage for the sweetest outdoor wedding ceremony, Anna Le Pley Taylor Flowers created a lush, garden-inspired floral backdrop for the couple’s chuppah! You can’t go wrong with classic flowers like these!

Time to Celebrate

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Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Alyce's favorite moment was walking down the aisle, overcome with joyous tears to see Brian waiting with a huge smile on his face. Brian's favorite moment was when Alyce surprised him and sang a rendition of "Our Song", by Elton John.

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Beautiful Reception, Rain or Shine!

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A+B really played up the color for the reception space. Even though their Italian-inspired outdoor wedding reception had to be tented, the intimate atmosphere took center stage with rustic family-style tables, colorful goblets and other charming rentals from Bright Event Rentals.

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Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Try and remember that everything always works out and although the details are so important and special while planning, once the day arrives you HAVE to let go and just enjoy every moment. Figure out what is really important for you and put your energy and budget towards that first! Also- find a wedding planner you love to talk to because she will be your new best friend!

Dance the Night Away

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The sweetest outdoor wedding we ever did see! Congratulations Alyce and Brian!! The GWS team is wishing you both the very best!

You’ve got the see the day in action as it was captured by Lucas Rossi Photography! The vows guys… they got us!

photography: Lucas Rossi Photography // venue name: Alisal Guest Ranch, Solvang, California, USA // event design: La Fleur Weddings & Events // planning: La Fleur Weddings & Events // florals: Anna Le Pley Taylor Flowers // wedding dress: Mira Zwillinger // bride's shoes: Stuart Weitzman // bride's ring: COLY LA // hair stylist: TEAM Hair and Makeup // makeup artist: TEAM Hair and Makeup // groom attire: Paul Smith // groom's shoes: Paul Smith // groom's ring: COLY LA // videography: Lucas Rossi Photography // catering: Alisal Guest Ranch // desserts: Alisal Guest Ranch // tabletop rentals: Bright Event Rentals // furniture rentals: Bright Event Rentals // music: Krieger