This is proof that rain doesn’t have to ruin a wedding. In fact, it can make it more beautiful. May showers created a very green, lush setting at Crocket’s Run on Liz and Brian’s wedding day, which made for fresh, creative photography by Joie du Jour. My favorite shots are the ones of these newlyweds standing in the stream, joy beaming from their faces. With drops of dew on the emerald leaves, delicate pastel bouquets, and a gorgeous lace gown, this Ohio wedding is like a springtime fairytale, complete with a glowing sparkler send-off. Read below for their story.
Before the Ring:
I met Brian on an assignment for the daily newspaper I worked for as a photojournalist. Brian was in graduate school, and being interviewed for a story. I took his photo, we talked a lot, and we both had a new crush. It wasn’t until months later though, when we ran into each other at a party and talked all night that he asked me on a date.
Brian proposed on a cliffside overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Northern California. It was amazing.
Details of the Day:
Brian and I both love being outdoors, so we decided early on we wanted to have our ceremony outside, surrounded by nature. Crockett’s Run had everything we were looking for, with a beautiful little valley surrounded by big trees, with a small stream running through it. Unfortunately, it turned out to be one of the rainiest springs on record. We were prepared to hold the ceremony indoors, but when the time came to make the decision a few hours before the wedding, I couldn’t do it. I told Brian it was up to him, and went to get ready. He watched the radar with his groomsmen, and found a short window in the storm. We delayed the ceremony about 45 minutes, but we got to do it outside. Because of all the rain, the trees were a vibrant green. For that magical hour we were surrounded by a soft mist, with birds singing everywhere. I carried my train because the ground was so wet, and switched out heels for flats so I wouldn’t sink in the grass. After the ceremony, we scrapped our shoes and climbed in the stream for some of my favorite photos of the day. Once we finished pictures, it started raining again.
Liz’s Advice to Future Brides:
Be present on your wedding day. Once the ceremony music started, I stopped worrying about what could go wrong, and focused on the amazing man I was about to marry. From then on I felt like I was floating on all the love and joy and beauty that surrounded us. I hugged everybody and danced like crazy.