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A Ragged Point wedding. As a local, we had heard of Ragged Point Inn, known for it’s fierce coastline, delicious restaurant, and breathtaking views. We never realized how long the Big Sur coast was, until we drove over two hours down the magnificent Highway One, and we were still in Big Sur! Two hours of watching the sun shimmer on Pacific (which seemed never ending), the waves crashing against the Jaded coast, an area California has been able to preserve, that besides the small two lane highway, it felt like we were the only ones in existence.
We arrived with the sun shining and greeted with the hugest hugs from Mandi of A Sparkling Event. We just ADORE working with her! So much so, we just hired her to coordinate Rachel’s wedding! Mandi gave us a tour of the venue and introduced us to the amazing group of vendors we were working with. We had been dreaming for quite some time to work with Flowers by Kim, Face Forward Bridal, and Belmont Entertainment, today we got to work with all of them! Icing on the cake, we had Estrella Films by our side! Together, we make magic!
As we entered this gorgeous house, which Ragged Point calls their bridal suite, we were in awe. I wish I could put into words the views, merriment, and excitement that filled the atmosphere. Hair and makeup on one side of the house, dress steaming and mimosas on the other, Rachel and I were given an entire room to ourselves to work on MacKenzie’s details. If you remember the Genius Floral Box idea we blogged about last week, it’s from this wedding! Talk about floral, we squealed with excitement when we say MacKenzie’s floral print Lazaro designer gown! Holy moly gorgeousness!
It was time, the big moment was here. We had Adam outside waiting for his first glimpse has his beautiful bride. MacKenzie and Adam shared such a special first look, followed by the perfect portrait hour before the ceremony. The breeze picked up as they exchanged I Do’s, both mothers were in tears (which of course made me cry!), it was such the perfect day. As the sun slowly dipped below the oceans edge, they shared their first dance, what an ideal ending to such a special day. We are excited that we get to not only share this wedding with you through images, but with Estrella Films video of the wedding as well! Congratulations Adam and MacKenzie!!!
Many thanks to this amazing creative team who brought this wedding together…
Venue :: Ragged Point Inn & Resort
Wedding Planner :: A Sparking Event
Wedding Dress Designer :: Lazaro from JLM Couture
Bridesmaids Robes :: The Paisley Box
Grooms Apparel :: Banana Republic (Suit) Burberry (Tie)
Floral Designer :: Flowers by Kim
Hairstylist & Makeup Artist :: Cara Hopkins of Face Forward Bridal
Rings :: Jennifer Dawes (Bride) Brilliant Earth (Groom)
Cake Designer & Dessert Bar :: Paper Cake Events
Catering :: Ragged Point Inn & Resort
Invitations :: Minted
DJ Entertainment Service :: Belmont Entertainment
Rentals :: Taylor Rentals
Videography :: Estrella Films
Photographer :: Laura & Rachel