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Daniel and Desiree: A Magical Affair at Ragged Point a Big Sur Wedding Spectacle

As a wedding planner and the owner Loven Light Events, every event I coordinate holds a special place in my heart. Daniel and Desiree's wedding at Ragged Point in Big Sur was no exception. The breathtaking location, the heartfelt ceremony, and the unique traditions woven into the celebration made it a truly magical affair.

The Setting: A Cliffside Dream

The venue, perched on a cliff overlooking the majestic Pacific Ocean, set the stage for an unforgettable day. On the other side, lush hills adorned with forestry added a touch of natural beauty to the surroundings. This idyllic setting provided the perfect backdrop for the union of Daniel and Desiree.

A Ceremony to Remember

Desiree, the epitome of sweetness, looked absolutely stunning in her wedding dress. The moment her father walked her down the aisle, tears welled up in my eyes—it was a beautiful sight. Daniel, equally dashing in his suit, exuded love as he gazed at Desiree. The ceremony aisle, lined with roses emerging from the ground, created an enchanting path for the couple. To complete the ambience we even had a five piece string quartet to set the mood that played prior to the ceremony as well as afterwards.

Kudos to Cambria Nursery Florist for their exceptional work in adding those extra special touches with their floral arrangements. The magical atmosphere reached its peak when Daniel performed the traditional act of stepping on a wine glass, sealing their vows with a kiss. It was a heartwarming moment that marked the beginning of their journey as a married couple.

Nature's Magic: The Fog Lifts

Just an hour before the ceremony, a heavy fog loomed over the venue. However, it seemed like nature itself was celebrating the union of these two souls. Miraculously, the fog lifted, unveiling a picturesque day that enhanced the beauty of the already stunning location.

Cocktails with a View

Following the ceremony, guests were treated to a captivating cocktail hour on a lush, grassy area with panoramic views of the ocean. To make the experience even more memorable, a bright red typewriter was provided, allowing guests to leave heartfelt love letters for the newlyweds.

Traditions and Grand Entrances

Before dinner commenced, Daniel and Desiree made a grand entrance, and I had the delightful task of informing guests of a special tradition—swinging their napkins above their heads. This tradition, rooted in Desiree's family, brought an element of joy and unity to the celebration.

The reception area, adorned with greenery-draped hanging lights, perfectly captured the essence of a Big Sur wedding. The tables, adorned with meticulously crafted floral arrangements, reflected the beauty of the forest on one side and the ocean on the other.

Toasts, Dancing, and Traditions

As dinner concluded, heartfelt toasts filled the air, celebrating the love shared by Daniel and Desiree. The dance floor soon became alive with energy, and one particularly lively tradition, "The Hora," saw the couple lifted in chairs, a joyous nod to Jewish customs. It was a moment of pure fun and exhilaration.

A Night to Remember

After hours of dancing, the celebration continued in one of the large houses on-site. The couple's families, especially Desiree's dad, added a special touch to the event. His genuine kindness made the planning process and wedding day a joy, and his warmth resonated throughout the celebration.

Working with Daniel and Desiree was a pleasure—they were down-to-earth, trusting, and allowed me the creative freedom to make their day truly special. Witnessing the culmination of months of planning in a day filled with love, laughter, and cherished traditions was a reward in itself.

As the night concluded and the stars sparkled over Big Sur, I couldn't help but reflect on the magic of love and the privilege of being part of such a beautiful beginning. Daniel and Desiree's wedding will forever hold a special place in my heart as a testament to the enchanting possibilities that love, nature, and thoughtful planning can bring to life.

Instagram Vendor Tags

Wedding Planner: @loven_light_events 

Associate planner: @samichedester_

Associate planner: @chloechedester 

Venue: @raggedpointinn 

Bride: @kookcumber 

Groom: @lungbutta 

Photography: @moniquebiancaphoto 

Florals: @cambriaflorist & @cambrianurseryflorist 

Catering: @raggedpointinn 

Rentals: @gycrentals 

Dj: @djmoearmani 

805 String Quartet: @billalpert

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