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March winds and April showers

Updated: May 17, 2023

Why the weather won't ruin your fairy tale wedding

If 'Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life' (the inscription on the stunning Ted Baker bridal shoes below), then Adam and Jane's wedding is proof that the weather can't spoil your special day!

You cannot guarantee the weather at any time of the year but there's no need to worry! The beautiful wedding of Adam and Jane shows us the two important lessons which will keep a spring in your step on your wedding day, even if the weather is far from ideal...

Lesson 1: You've made great choices

Torrential pre-ceremony rain with high winds to follow could have given Adam and Jane a lot to worry about on their big day. However, they could be confident that they had chosen the perfect venue in the beautifully intimate Little Channels as the venue for their April wedding. Its characterful, barn ceremony room has enough natural light for, unobtrusive wedding photography. With a separate dining room, courtyard spaces and rose garden, the venue offers a range of areas for photographs inside and out. The close by, bridal cottage is equally characterful and a great space for getting ready. Jane chose the perfect team for wind secure hair and rain proof make up in Imogen and Sammie who put her and the bridal party completely at ease. When the time came to leave for the ceremony, the thoughtful staff were on hand to assist with umbrellas and dress holding leaving just a little puddle hopping to contend with!

Similarly, when you have chosen a good photographer (wink, wink), they will be constantly monitoring and adapting during your day, particularly in terms of the weather and locations. A quick liaison with venue staff and a chat with bride and groom and I was able to establish a new plan for family photos in the cleared ceremony room which staff cleared during reception drinks (yes, I do take group photographs if requested).

It is so important to me that my couple feels completely relaxed and happy with any changes, so after a second discussion about the pitfalls of wet grass and the coldness of the wind, Adam & Jane were very happy to get some outside shots at our pre-planned time whilst guests mingled. The wind may have proved a little tricky but we went with it and got some fantastic photos - some more dramatic than others...

I continued to monitor throughout the day and so was also able to spot a second opportunity where the sun just about shone through the clouds around the golden hour and we grabbed this moment for a bride and groom walkabout which is a great chance for the couple to take a moment together.

Lesson 2: You realise what is important

The new Mr & Mrs Lamb were so pleased to be celebrating in the company of their loved ones that, apart from a few goosebumps on the bride, there was no sign of any affect on their happiness. In fact, Jane said to me that the day was perfect and she was surprisingly unbothered by the weather.

When it comes down to it, the weather is quite an insignificant part of your day in comparison to the overwhelming joy of celebrating your marriage. With all the planning and preparation complete, your wedding day is the time to relax and enjoy the beautiful May flowers! It doesn't need to be picture perfect - authentic images, whether sunlit or windswept will bring back the most meaningful memories. With loved ones and great collaborators around you, who all want the best for you, there will be no doubt that your day will be the fairy tale you deserve.

March winds and April showers bring about May flowers

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