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  • Writer's pictureJessy Jones

Rain on your wedding day and why you should embrace it!

Good old British weather. I think most of us have learnt to live with the prospect that you can have a heatwave one second and a thunderstorm the next in this country, so planning a wedding and hoping for the weather gods to be kind is pretty much all we can do.

So many of my wedding clients mention the weather and what do we do if it rains? What about the photos? *cue panic*

So... as I say to them, I will say to you.. Just go with whatever happens... there nothing at all you can do to change it, so worrying just means you suffer twice...

Once upon a time, when I was new to photographing weddings, I would of gotten myself eaten up that it wasn't dry and worried about what we couldn't do this if it rains etc... now, 12 years of experience later, I always say to my clients that firstly.. we will have a plan B for your photographs should this happen and secondly... if you don't want to go out in it thats absolutely fine... if you do, here's an umbrella - lets go splash in some puddles and make some epic photographs!

The main thing to remember is that whilst rain on your wedding day may not be exactly what you have planned, it doesn't have to be a disaster. With some planning and preparation, you can still have at the most beautiful wedding photographs. Remember to communicate with your vendors and guests, have a backup plan in case of inclement weather, and stay positive. Your wedding day is about celebrating your love, rain or shine.

wedding guests at a rainy wedding day
bride and groom in the rain and daffodils
bride and groom walking in the rain
bride and groom stood in bluebells in the rain

I learnt a lot of stuff this day below...

1. That orange net stuff Zapps you if you touch it.

2. Farmers are farmers, regardless of it being their wedding day and will happily put on wellyboots and go dig a trench in a lightning storm if needed.

3. This lot couldn't have cared less that everything was underwater and partied on through it barefoot.

4. When photographing a wedding in the middle of a field, be prepared for Absolutley anything

bride and groom kissing under lightning
couple kissing in the rain on their wedding day
bride and groom walking in the rain
Bride & groom kissing in the rain
bride and groom walking in the rain
rainy wedding day
walking to the church in the rain
wedding dress in the rain
Wedding party in the rain
Rainy wedding day
Bride wellies
Bride and groom embrace in the rain
Bride and groom kissing in the snow

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