Post # 1
I am getting married this weekend and the forecast is calling for rain. My ceremony and reception are indoors but I was hoping to take some outdoor photos and not get wet. I have purchased umbrellas for the wedding party and have an alternate plan (that’s actually pretty cool) for indoor photos.
My only issue is that I am still a little bummed 🙁 the reason I’m posting is because I was hoping some of you who have had rainy weddings could share your experiences and maybe some cute photos. I’m trying not to feel bad about this but it’s so hard especially when I was expecting a gorgeous sunny fall day.
Post # 2
I don’t have any rainy day wedding photos but I just want to tell you it’s excellent light to take photos in and terribly romantic. I know it might sound crazy but I actually prefer a rainy day to a sunny one. I enjoy the cozy ambiance immensely.
Post # 3
weddingdiva2016 : We sat in our cars waiting for the rain to stop so we could do photos and pushed our (outdoor) ceremony back a half hour. Everyone rode in on ATVs and the BIL’s were mopping down seats ahead of time. We even got the sun for long enough to take a photo or two before it was gone again. We’d picked such a gorgeous setting that I was somewhat disappointed that half our background was missing, but it still looked pretty amazing. I’m sorry now that I didn’t plan ahead for cute rain pictures… it was so obvious it was going to rain as it had been doing so all spring long. Oh well.
And one from our 1-year anniversary this summer, just so we could see what might have been. Answer: hot and full of bitey insects. So we did well in hindsight.
Post # 4
My photog snagged this pic at a rainy day wedding. It’s one of my fave wedding pics I’ve ever seen. Ever. Embrace it!
Post # 5
I know! My wedding is Saturday and its 60% chance of rain plus its just been gloomy all week. This is not the crisp, sunny fall day I had envisioned!!
im trying to focus on the positive and I know in my heart it wont matter if its pouring buckets but Ill just say it–it sucks and I want it to be beautiful out!! *insert adult tantrum here*
anyway, fingers crossed and enjoy! Congrats!
Post # 7
mrsbrizz2017 : I love this shot! What a mood your photographer set
Post # 8
I’m actually kinda hoping for rain. The lighting will be wonderful and will make for beautiful pictures.
Post # 9
I got married on September 10 and the podcast predicted a thunderstorm and rain all day but it only rained for an hour earlier during the day, the pictures turned out beautiful. You will have awesome weather
Post # 10
I was a bridesmaid for a wedding this spring where it started raining during the ceremony. It was lovely anyway. Everyone mentioned in their toasts how rain is good luck for a marriage.
Post # 11
This photographer has some great rainy and low light photos. Almost makes me wish it rains (not really though).
Wedding Photography (2016)
Post # 12
I am 100% hoping for rain, IMO the photos are SO much nicer than sunny day photos when the weather is moody and the light is soft.
Post # 13
weddingdiva2016 : my sister go married in spring and she ended up with a rainy stormy overcast day. She ended up with a few picture outdoors in between one lot of rain and another. Her pictures were amazeballs!!! The sky looked spectacular and the colors so vivid and interesting!! I’m sure you will get a few opportunities for outdoor photos between the rain. Wedding photographers deal with rain all the time and they have many ways of getting fab photos anyway. Congrats and enjoy your day…. Trust me it will all make for a wonderful day and a great story!!
Post # 14
I’m having an outdoor ceremony and I’m praying for weather on my wedding day because it makes for some AMAZING photos. Embrace it. Enjoy your day. Rain or no rain, you’re getting married and it will be perfect!!
Post # 15
chocochai : This photogrpaher is incredible! I wish I lived in Canada now! 😉
Don’t worry. I’ve been to some very rainy weddings and in the photos you’d never know the difference. I had a nice dry day for my wedding but I was glad it was not too sunny- strong sun makes for awful photos. If I could go back I’d love to have a crisp cold winter day or a stormy rainy one- the photos are always better, more dramatic and beautiful.