Concerns about a rainy wedding day? I’m sitting here in my office and putting the final touches to my latest wedding edit. It is on the eve of a wedding too. I peer out the window it’s teaming rain. It’s June 1st.
A day for the High Stool, as the saying goes.
The previous weekend, I photographed one wedding at Coolbawn Quay that was basking in a sun that was fit enough for Barcelona, so the papers told us. The following day’s wedding was like a monsoon. It’s the way it goes.
Regardless, both were enjoyable days spent with some lovely people who were having a great time regardless of sun or rain.
Does it affect the way I would approach a wedding? No. Given that I tend to treat each and every wedding on its own unique merits then each wedding day will present its own challenges, and consequently it’s own vibe. What is best for me is to use the situation to my own advantage. Therefore manipulating the scenario. This is something I thrive upon.
Any wedding is nothing without the character that the people at any given wedding bring to it. And therefore the mood. For me it is the source of the energy of the day. I’m lucky that I have a client type where it fails to bother them. It does bother some. I recall a story I was told at a hotel. The bride was “bawling crying”. It rained on her wedding day. Maybe she was reading too many blogs.
So the weather is poor and it’s a rainy wedding day. Embrace it. In my experience a rainy day allows me to be creative and as a result brings an atmosphere. In my own opinion it is one of the so many advantages with regards the style of work I offer. The day will not be slowed down. It’s raining. let’s get on with it. It’ll be a great day.
And if it is a day for the high stool, then pull one up and have a drink. It’s your wedding after all.