Good Day Sunshi… Oh, It’s Raining

(via Pink Frosting)
Chances are your wedding plans don’t include stormy weather. But sometimes your plans don’t really matter to the universe. It rains when it will rain, and snows when it will snow.

The best way to look at an unexpected bit of precipitation on your wedding day is as a great opportunity to get some truly spectacular photos that will stand out from other wedding albums.

(via Andre Duerinckx)
The thing I love about this photo is how the umbrella co-ordinates with the wedding colors… though I can’t help thinking how hard it is on those bridesmaids to stand there in the cold in those little sundresses.

(via Tom Philo Photography)
Of course, if you’re holding an outdoor ceremony in Oregon, chances are you have more umbrellas handy.
(via Ravenburg Photography)
I adore these photos, especially the one on the left. The casual sweetness of the jacket thrown over her shoulders utterly delights me. Do be sure to go check out the whole album. There are some great shots in it!
(via Say Anything)
The lovely lady who posted this photo of her wedding was hoping to win a new set of wedding photos because of her disastrous day… but I have to say I would never have guessed without reading her story, because this picture of the bride and her maids protecting their wedding finery with garbage bag ponchos strikes me as the most fabulous example of making lemonade I’ve seen in yonks.

Whatever happened with the contest she entered, I sincerely hope she’s come to appreciate what an awesome image that really is.
(via Love Olio)
Or you can always do what this delightful couple did and ignore the weather. After all, they have their love to keep them warm.

7 Responses to “Good Day Sunshi… Oh, It’s Raining”

  1. Toni says:

    It rained all day at my recent outdoor wedding, but it happily let up one hour before the ceremony. My husband and I spent that pre-wedding hour rushing all over town getting photos, and the guests banded together to help put the chairs out mere minutes before the ceremony. The upside is that all of the trees, grass, and other greenery in my parent’s backyard looked extra lush and green, and the foliage overhead helped protect us as it started drizzling again halfway through the ceremony.

    As for those six mini umbrellas that we bought last minute for the wedding party? Never used them on the day of, but now I have an umbrella in my car, one at work, one in my purse, one in husband’s car…

    That said, as much as I like wearing my hair down, I knew that would be a bad idea for an outdoor wedding. In July. In Florida. In constant 99% humidity. Hairspray for the win!

  2. Twistie says:

    My very best wishes to you and your new spouse, Toni! Sounds like you all went in with the right attitude, even if the weather only cooperated intermittently. If you ever happen to feel like sharing some pics… well, I imagine we’d all love to see how it turned out.

  3. Toni says:

    Here’s the finished album, I haven’t uploaded individual pics yet. (A friend did the photography, it was her first wedding and she was fabulous!) and I did the album design. You’re welcome to snag images and use them on the blog.

  4. Twistie says:

    Indeed those are fabulous shots! And may I just add you and your new husband look cuter than a pair of shiny buttons together? Because you absolutely do!

    Oh, and I love your cake, too. I’m guessing you guys met – or at least got together – in college?

  5. Toni says:

    We actually dated in high school. We were in engineering club together, and our competition uniforms are what our cake toppers are wearing. We went to different universities, and ended up marring different people. (However, my alma mater was relatively small, and has no football team, and I grew up in the home of his college town, and both my parents went there, etc… so I’m also a huge Florida Gator fan.)

    After both our previous marriages fell apart, we got back in touch, and the rest is history.

  6. Toni says:

    (Er, ‘marrying’ but ‘marring’ might be also apropro.) 😉

  7. Twistie says:

    What a sweet story, Toni! Thanks for sharing.