The rain doesn’t have to put a dampener on things! – Image by S6 Photography Sheffield
Is there a downpour forecast for your big day?
Don’t worry about it!
It’s actually supposed to be good luck!
These photographs demonstrate that blustery, wet weather can result in some truly lovely photography.
Remember you can find some amazing wedding photographers or some accessories to see you through your amazing (if not slightly wetter than planned) wedding day in our directory!
We can’t imagine that many brides would wish for rain on their wedding day. Many people think that it’ll ruin their photographs and they won’t enjoy the day itself. No bride wants the stress, worrying that downpour will torment your wedding and demolish every one of your photos.
We’ve gathered together some beautiful photography as well as some tips, which demonstrate that an unfavourable climate doesn’t need to spell catastrophe for your wedding. It can make for some extremely stunning photographs!
Our number one piece of advice would be to speak to your photographer! Get in touch with them and find out how they approach the idea of a rainy day. Do they have any examples of wedding photographs that have been taken in the rain? The likelihood is that they’ve dealt with some not-so-ideal weather conditions before and they’ll be prepared to get a little wet.
We love these wedding boots! Carolyn Bentum / carolynbentumphotographyblog.com
This next tip may sound a little bit cheesy, but we suggest watching some romantic films that involve rain! We like this idea because it means you can sit with your fiancé watching films, eating popcorn, and thinking about your wedding day!
There are so many rainy film scenes – just think about ‘The Notebook’ where Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams are kissing in the rain! (Oh my gosh, who else cried so much as that film!?) Or ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ with Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard… rainy kisses are just so romantic! We look at rainy kisses and think “they love each other so much that it doesn’t matter what’s going on around them, they just love each other SO much!”
Here’s a quick list of our favourite films involving romantic rainy scenes:
– The Notebook
– Breakfast at Tiffany’s
– Dear John
– A Cinderella Story
And ones which the boys won’t mind so much:
If you do look at the window and there’s rain on your wedding day then this next tip might just do the trick!
Clear umbrellas are the secret to some amazing images! – http://cathyscalfnugent.com
We’re from Manchester, so we’ve owned MANY umbrellas over the years, from ones which fit in our bags, ones which look like ladybirds, and strange dome ones which are clearly only meant for one person, but who realised that umbrellas could be a great wedding day accessory? In the event that the heavens decide to open, grab your umbrellas and make the most of your wedding day! Shots of a happy couple sharing an umbrella together on one of the best days of their life make our hearts skip a beat.
This may seem like common sense to many, but one of our team raised a really good point (coming from somebody who doesn’t wear a lot of makeup), it may not be an obvious tip for everybody…. Make sure your makeup is waterproof!
In our opinion, it should be anyway because you never know when you’re going to randomly start crying at somebody’s speech or your husband’s vows.
Wellies and weddings are the perfect blends of style and functionality! If you’re expecting it to rain and get exceptionally sloppy, maybe you could provide your bridal party with a decent old pair of wellington boots to wear so that no shoes get destroyed, and everybody can go jumping in puddles for some fun photographs, and create some fantastic memories!
One of our favourite sayings is “When it rains, look for rainbows. When it’s dark, look for stars!” so on your wedding day, if it’s raining then sit tight for the rainbow! When the rain starts to die off a little, there’s generally a beautiful rainbow waiting to make an appearance!
Photography by http://www.babbphoto.com
The most important piece of advice that we could give to any couple on their wedding day is: Don’t Stress!
Your wedding day will come and go so quickly, don’t spend time worrying about anything. Worrying is the misuse of imagination! If it rains then you make the most of it, just as you would do on a sunny day. Your guests aren’t there to check out the weather, they’re there to watch you and your partner express the love that you have for each other and no matter the conditions, they’ll be happy for you, so relax and enjoy the day together!