Alaina and Harrison got married at Spanish Oaks Ranch in Santa Margarita on a stormy September afternoon. Due to Hurricane Kay, the central coast experience some unusually bad weather that included extreme heat, humidity, and a downpour of rain in the evening. And these two kept their cool and a smile the entire night despite the poor weather conditions.

Our tips for handling bad weather:


Typically, it won’t rain the entire day. So just watch the radar as the ceremony time approaches. Consider delaying it a bit to allow for rain to let up so your outdoor wedding can still happen. Have extra towels on hand to wipe off chairs and you’ll be good to go once the rain dies down. And give yourself a buffer between events if rain is in the forecast.


Having an indoor option on deck is great to have when the weather turns south. Also knowing how many guests can fit in said indoor space is good to know when planning your event. A 300-person outdoor event compared to fitting 125 in their indoor space can greatly affect the guests’ experience.


The most important thing to do on your wedding day is to relax, have fun, and make memories. No matter what the weather is doing. Trust the professionals you have around you like your planner and photographer. We’ve dealt with this before! I’m always watching the weather on wedding days to ensure we are still able to create lovely outdoor portraits no matter what happens. A venue with indoor/covered/outdoor options is also likely to be well versed in adjusting the setup as the weather demands.

Venue & Coordinating: Spanish Oaks Ranch
Catering: Ribline
Photography: Nikkels Photography
Florals: Idlewild Floral
DJ: Kramer Events
Rentals: SLO Party Rentals
Beauty: Brit Tarr
Cake: Seabreeze Cupcakes
Wedding Gown: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaids Attire: Azazie
Menswear: The Black Tux


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  1. Laura says:


  2. Annalise says:

    Beautiful! You look so happy together! Such a fun day 😊

  3. Christine says:

    What great pictures!!!  Such a wonderful wedding

  4. Deanna says:

    Great pictures of a wonderful celebration for a special couple!

  5. D'Arcy says:

    Such a fun day! Can’t wait to see more photos 💕

  6. Bryan says:

    Terrific photos!  What a beautiful wedding!

  7. Paul says:

    Amazing wedding, congrats guys!

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