Soo – rain at your ceremony (or any running water – and we’ve got a little stream curving around the back of our wedding pavilion) is great feng shui & considered really good luck in many cultures. So whatever the weather, it’s still your wedding day and you’ll have fun!

 

It's no secret that most couples are hoping for a clear sunny day but rainy days have their advantages as any wedding photographer will tell you. Bright sunlight especially during outdoor pictures can make capturing those close up moments very tricky indeed, whereas softer light and raindrops can make for some incredible wedding images.

Wherever you marry you’ll have to walk from one place to another, but we like to drive elderly guests (and the bridal party if it’s a bit squelchy underfoot!) from ceremony to reception space and guests just follow the paths through the trees.

If it’s raining just before your ceremony & you were planning outdoor seating – no problem, it doesn’t take a jiffy to pop up some sturdy gazebos for your guests to sit under whilst you’re snug and dry with the VIP’s in the wedding pavilion (ours seats around 50 guests which should take care of the most important ones!) and you can always have more for shelter during canapes and drinks.

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You can bring brollies for your guests, special transparent ones to help with people shots, funky ones to add a dash of colour or pizzazz, and lacy parasol ones for dreamy romantic pictures.

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Then there’s the wellies – everything’s available now from good old green and black ones, to bridal white or imperial purple, sparkly, pearlescent, patterned – through to fully fledged high heel ‘weddingtons’ complete with ribbons to match your colour scheme…

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Another option is to grab the weather with both hands, in fact maybe even intend to get wet despite a sunny day and plan a leap in the lake – muddy toes optional!

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A cooler day with moisture in the air is also way better for your wedding flowers & any floral styling, and if you get a real downpour and then it clears into sunshine you might be super lucky and get a rainbow – that’s an image you can’t plan for on the shot list but it’s perfect when it happens.

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When there’s a boat nearby then one of the highlights of the day can definitely be boating in the rain – you’ll get stunning shots doing this and manage a few private moments together – come rain or shine!

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If you’re as close to the coast as we are there’s another treat in store for intrepid couples – storm force winds and rain soaked images from a sweeping Cornish clifftop – as dramatic as any movie.

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Once you’re all up in the main marquee it’s party time – and a bit of rain never spoils that 😊

“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet” – Bob Marley

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images: appleBimages; Grant Lampard; Maxi Photography

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