Faith + Bobby’s Rainy Day Magnolia Wedding at Highgrove Estate

Faith + Bobby were married on a rainy Friday in October at Highgrove Estate and their photos are proof that rainy day weddings can still be magical AND stress free.

As their guests arrived, they were greeted with hot apple cider and warm fireplaces–the perfect setting for a cozy fall wedding. Faith + Bobby exchanged their vows in front of our beautifully lit and decorated fireplace that anchors the Grand ballroom.  All of these warm elements paired with Faith’s thoughtful details created a  cozy, intimate wedding experience for all their friends and family.

FLOWERS ON BROADSTREET’S dramatic magnolia leaf designs incorporated peach peonies, white ranunculus and gorgeous natural greenery, perfectly highlighting Faith’s choice in the deep navy, beaded bridesmaids dresses and her gorgeous wedding gown. It was a  classic design, fit for a Southern Estate wedding.

We asked MEGAN KERNS, Faith + Bobby’s photographer about her experience at Highgrove Estate and how she worked with and around the rain to shoot Faith + Bobby’s beautiful photos.

“I loved this experience! The rain wasn’t ideal, but we made it work. The staff at Highgrove was understanding and supportive throughout the entire experience. They helped me plan alternative locations for photos inside and on the front porch. Faith and Bobby were SUPER CALM. From my perspective, the rain wasn’t even an issue for them! I didn’t hear Faith or Bobby complain about the weather once.”

“Despite the forecast, this couple RADIATED JOY their entire wedding day.” 

KEEP SCROLLING for beautiful photos and to find out more about how we prepare for rainy day weddings.

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Every couple that chooses Highgrove Estate to host their wedding day does so with the vision of their ceremony taking place outside, overlooking Laurel Lake. We always aim to make that vision a reality, but when the weather refuses to cooperate, we have an amazing alternative in our gorgeous Grand Ballroom. As you can see in the photos from Faith + Bobby’s wedding, our indoor option is so classically beautiful and cozy that your guests won’t believe you ever planned to do it outside.

Our team is trained to work with and around the rain. We follow the forecast and the radar closely on the days leading up to your wedding, and if rain looks eminent, we will help prepare you and your vendors to move the ceremony indoors. If it looks like a close call, our experienced staff is able to quickly turn the ceremony indoors with little to no effect on your timeline. Your event coordinator has more than likely seen it all–hurricanes included! They can help you make the best call based off of real-time radars and her expert opinion. Each wedding is unique, and we have unique options on how to make it work whatever your choice.

When we say we have everything covered, in-climate weather is included! For your convenience, we are equipped with large, black umbrellas that we station at each door for your guests. We also have clear umbrellas specifically for the Bride and Groom.

In addition, we have several easily accessible covered locations on site such as our new pergola on the side of the ballroom, the covered cocktail area and multiple porches throughout the property for your guests to enjoy and you newlyweds to sneak that perfect sweet photo. Rain can never dampen true love, excellent service, thoughtful design, and incredible food.

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Venue: Highgrove Estate | Photographer: Megan Kerns | Florist: Flowers on Broadstreet  |  DJ: All Events DJ | Ceremony Music: Arioso Strings | Makeup + Hair: Wedded Kiss | Cake: Ambrosia Cake Creations | Wedding Gown: Wtoo Watters from New York Bride and Groom | Bridesmaids Dresses: Adriana Papell from Bella Bridesmaids Raleigh | Groom + Groomsmen’s Suits: The Black Tux | Calligraphy: Kelly Sizemore | Invitation: Minted