Rain, Rain Go Away…


Groom kissing bride's forehead

As New Englander’s, we know rain is a total possibility on your wedding day. But we also know that the weather forecast is not the most reliable. Well let me tell you a little trick when with working with the weather. Back up plans are a must, but there is nothing like positive energy, a guardian angel, and a great weather radar app!

Someone holding an umbrella that has been turned inside out

I always have a positive vibe with my clients, especially when dealing with the reality of weather. When it came to Jesse and Eric’s wedding day, they had planned it beautifully and had hired us to carry out all their plans for the wedding day. 

Bride tapping groom on the shoulder
Groom turning to look at bride
First look between bride and groom

All Eric really wanted was an outdoor ceremony, which was originally planned to be on the hilltop where the venue hosts all of their ceremonies. During their rehearsal, we made due with the damp field hoping it would dry out by ceremony time the next day. 

Bride and Groom on grass, groom holding umbrella over Bride
Bride and Groom under umbrella with a cool car behind them

Well, with a rain filled morning, the hilltop had flooded and was no longer a viable option. As I scanned the venue for a possible alternative, another open field area had caught my eye. It was on a little downhill slant but optimal for guests to see and the woods provided the perfect green backdrop. After a quick check in, the venue was able to bring out a seperate alter for the flowers and the DJ could run out power for the sound! With that and a quick look at the radar, my assistant and I (5 months pego at the time) loaded up the chairs into my Venza and set up at the new location. 

Bride and groom laughing together

The rain lightly continued right up until the first bus arrived. We wiped down chairs and the clouds began to clear. As I cued the processional song, the clouds gave way to the sun and the ceremony began!  

Flower girls
Wedding ceremony
Bride and Groom kissing at end of aisle

Photos went from dim and damp to bright and colorful! 

Bride and Groom holding hands outside

Guests continued to enjoy the weather outside for cocktail hour and then under the tent for dinner. The reception continued with dancing, donuts and a fire outside. 

View of tablescape
Flower centerpiece and table number
Dessert table
Bride feeding Groom dessert
Cute little box (I think animal crackers)

And so we say, Not Today Rain, Not Today!

Bride and Groom with heads pressed together


Day of coordination: Unique Melody Events & Design

Venue: Montague Retreat Center

Photography & Photobooth: Zac Wolf Photography

Videography:  Lovelocked Films 

Catering: Hillside Organic Catering

DJ: Jon Strader

Hair & Makeup:  Bella Rose Beauty 

Flowers:  Petal & Crumb Rentals:  Hilltown Tents

May 4, 2024

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