Despite a downpour the morning of their wedding day, Grace and James decided to nix plan B and embraced the elements. The unpredictable weather couldn’t keep them from celebrating their love in the most beautiful way possible with their closest loved ones. Complete with stunning pop-up glamping tents, a traditional South-African braai, and lush florals in homage to the groom’s family protea farm, every detail of their three-day Sunwolf wedding day was simply magical.
Armed with chic clear umbrellas, the couple exchanged heartfelt vows, surrounded by the beauty of nature and the love of their friends and family. Following their ceremony among the trees, their guests were treated to a marquee reception. From the towering florals to the tea lights in hanging glass terrariums and the canopy of string lights, the pair absolutely nailed the enchanting woodland vibe.
Instead of fighting the weather, they rolled with the punches and stayed focused on one another the entire time. And these gorgeous images by Junebug members The Godard’s prove that a rainy day affair can still be dazzling. So keep scrolling to find out why rainy weddings are unique and for stunning ideas on making the most of it.
Grace and James
Sunwolf, Brackendale, British Columbia
Why They Wanted A Three-Day Sunwolf Wedding Retreat
We wanted our guests to “walk into our world” with an epic three-day-long wedding retreat in the woods. The look and feel of this weekend were top of mind throughout the planning process, and we made every decision with the goal of a magical carefree experience. And Sunwolf Riverside Resort was truly an escape that provided a feeling of remoteness in a forest setting without leaving creature comforts behind.
Embracing The Rain On Their Big Day
We didn’t get bogged down in the stress of the day. We decided to embrace the elements and say our vows in the great outdoors. The rain added so much emotion to the ceremony and made the decor glisten and shimmer. Clear umbrellas were the true heroes of this day and allowed us to move forward with a beautiful ceremony in the rain without obscuring the view or interfering with photos. And now, we couldn’t even imagine our day any other way!
Keeping Guests Entertained With A Photo Booth
Instead of favors, we opted for a photo booth to provide a more personalized experience for our guests to create and keep memories. This allowed for a carefree and fun-loving atmosphere.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – The Godards
Event Planning – The Wednesday Wedding Co.
Ceremony + Reception Venue – Sunwolf
Glamping Tents – Wild Havens
Floral Design – Flower & Jules
Catering – Fergie’s Cafe
Cake – Sunflower Bakery & Cafe
Officiant – Scott Fierbach via Vancouver Officiant
DJ – Coast Mountain DJ’s
Live Music – Musos Entertainment
Invitation Design – The Reverie Co
Makeup Artist + Hair Styling – Kerry Waring
Wedding Dress – Bisou Bridal
Groom’s Apparel – The Tux Store
Rings – Diamond Net
Rentals – Bespoke Decor + The Reverie Co
Favors – BlueMonkey Photobooth
Congratulations to Grace and James on their rainy three-day Sunwolf wedding. And a big thank you to Junebug members The Godard’s for beautifully capturing all the special moments and incredible details, despite the weather. To see more beautiful weddings like this one, check out their profile in our directory of the world’s best wedding photographers.
Because you can’t have a rainbow without a bit of rain, even the most carefully planned out wedding can encounter a few snags. But with a positive outlook, a few adjustments to your original plans, and of course, the expertise of your trusted team, a rainy wedding day can be just as spectacular and magical.
Love that table styling! Looks so modern and beautiful