Rain may be the ultimate fear for any couple on their big day, but not for Caitlin and Grant. This couple embraced the unpredictable weather and made the rain on their Admiral’s House wedding work in their favor. On a majestic estate with unobstructed lake and city skyline views—their rainy day soiree featured whimsical florals and decor, a fresh and romantic color palette, and gorgeous wedding fashion.
Dressed to the nines for the special occasion, the bride was a vision in her ethereal blue ombre gown. Meanwhile, the groom looked timeless in a classic black tux. The pair promised each other a lifetime of love under a gorgeous floral arbor that perfectly framed the moment they said their “I dos”. Following the garden ceremony, their guests were treated to a stunning waterfront reception where they dined and danced all night under hanging lush florals and a canopy of string lights.
From the chic transparent umbrellas to a decked-out clear marquee, scroll through these incredible images captured by Wiley Putnam Photography to find out how the pair leveled up their celebration and didn’t let the bad weather rain on their parade.
Caitlin and Grant
The Admirals House, Seattle, Washington, United States
Personalized Details Included Wearing An Heirloom Floral Wreath And Including Their Pet
We have a family tradition of wearing a floral wreath that has been passed down for generations. The first bride to wear it at her wedding was in 1871. I was the 26th family member to wear it. I had my florist rework the delicate wreath by adding tea roses, baby’s breath and greenery. We also had our fur baby Ziggy recess with us after the ceremony.
Preparing For Their Rainy Admiral’s House Wedding Day
Fun fact, it was the rainiest day of the year in Seattle and if you know anything about Seattle, you know it was pouring. We knew the rain was going to be relentless and so we added a lot of tents. We already had a large reception tent, but we had to add a smaller ceremony tent and three pop-up tents for the bar, photo booth, and valet areas.
Making A Donation To An Environmental Charity Instead Of Wedding Favors
Our priorities were to make our wedding day a fun guest experience and limit things that would end up in the landfill. In lieu of traditional favors, and because we love the earth, we opted to donate to a charity grassroots organization called Thousand Currents in honor of our guests. They work with small local organizations driving climate change impact around the world.
They Became Fast Friends With Their Photographer
Wiley Putnam Photography was so much fun! We got to know each other during our engagement shoot, so on the wedding day, it was like hanging out with a friend. He even came to our after-party and sang karaoke with the late-night crowd.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Wiley Putnam Photography
Event Planning – Clutch Events
Ceremony + Reception Venue – The Admirals House
Floral Design – Goldenrod Floral Design
Catering – Shooby Doo Catering
Officiant – Ellen Ennes
Live Music – Side One
Videography – Cabfare Productions
Invitation Design – Studio Luzance
Makeup + Hair Stylist – OffWhite Makeup & Beauty
Wedding Dress – Leanne Marshall
Bridal Accessories – Hushed Commotion
Groom’s Apparel – INDOCHINO
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Toms
Rings – Anueva, Twist
Rentals – CORT Party Rentals , Fanciful Event Rentals, Balancing Balloons
Transportation – Butler Transportation
Photobooth – Shutter Bus Co
Dessert Bites – The Sweet Side
Congratulations to Caitlin and Grant on their rainy day Admiral’s House wedding. And a big thank you to Wiley Putnam Photography for capturing all the special moments they will cherish for the rest of their lives—even despite the rain. We’re so thrilled that Junebug member Cabfare Productions got to act as their videographer! To see some of their incredible wedding videos, be sure to check out their profile in our directory of wedding videographers from around the world!
Rain on your big day doesn’t have to be a bad thing. With an experienced vendor team by your side and a few tweaks to your original plans, you can make a rainy wedding day feel just as magical.