Don't bring around a cloud to rain on my parade! But even if weather doesn't cooperate on your wedding day, it isn't ruined!
Logan and Sheyanne... This wedding was just a freaking dream. I remember shooting their engagements and nearly fainting from how fun and photogenic they were. Anything I asked them to do was an absolute breeze. I remember it had just rained before we shot their engagements and the grass I had them stand in was covered with mud, but Sheyanne understood the assignment: you only get to do this once, so go big or go home! Of course, that attitude made me STOKED for the wedding day. Having a bride and groom that are along for the ride and want the best pictures always makes for a great result.
Until the day before their wedding it rained...
And in true Houston fashion, it didn't just sprinkle... it stormed. Which was such a let down since the day before, skies were clear and temperatures were in the mid 60s. But with the rain, Houston brought not only cloudy haze over the skies, but also the temperatures plummeted into the 30s.
Of course, no bride or groom would wish for the weather to drastically change like this on the day of their wedding. Especially with an outdoor ceremony and plans for outdoor pictures, 30 degree weather with wet grass isn't exactly what we all had in mind. But in true Sheyanne form, she decided that we would stick to the original plan! So in this blog, I hope to encourage a similar bride who is met with alternate circumstances and encourage you that enjoying your day is still possible!
Having a back-up plan is great...
But what if Plan A is just the best option? Sheyanne had this mentality, and despite her wedding day being cloudy, cold, and misting (yes, it was actually raining very lightly the entire day) we had the ceremony outside along with all of the main pictures. When we got to the venue location on the day-of, I wasn't sure what the decision was going to be as far as if we would go with the comfy, indoor plan or stick to the original plan, so I came prepared.
I brought props to make being out in the cold super fun. And I'm glad I did. Sheyanne slayyyyyed the fur coat and glasses I brought her, and I later handed her a clear umbrella to be used during times when the rain was a little heavier than before.
And you know what? Everyone else threw on a jacket and grabbed their umbrellas and it made for a gorgeous day full of smiles, laughter, and lots of love.
And that's making most of your day!
Remember, the most important part of the day is that you're getting to marry your best friend with all of your loved ones there to celebrate with you. At the end of the day, no matter what happened and how it went, the greatest moment of your life was celebrated and captured and you looked fantastic during it!
Your wedding day can't be ruined if having a great time with your love is the priority! And you'll have me right there with you to bring props and other things to make sure you look your best and stay comfortable! ;)
And if you still want those golden hour shots with you and your honey, there's always a post Bride + Groom session on the table to capture everything you might not have gotten on the day of. Just don't let it ruin the day you'll celebrate and look on with love for the rest of your life. Have fun and remember, it's about the love you share and nothing else!