Whether you have months behind you or only days ahead of your wedding planning, there are some important details you must NOT forget! Can you guess what they are? Here are a few: an overnight bag, tip envelopes, pre-ceremony meals, extra stationery, and rain gear. The rest can be found here.
Haley and Louis were married at The Bend on Hood Canal in Union, Wash. on September 21. “We absolutely loved the breathtaking panoramic views of the canal and the Olympic Mountains above,” Haley said. “The forecast showed that it was going to be 80% chance of precipitation, and we woke up that morning to gorgeous clear skies. It did rain for about 10 minutes that actually made for some really great pictures in a row boat, but it then cleared up again, and there was even a rainbow right after.” Can you believe that guests traveled from all over the word to be there? Exactly 5 continents. Minutes before the clear framed tented ceremony began, their two nieces decided they were going to pull their two nephews in a wagon. “One was missing shoes that could not be found anywhere, but they walked down the aisle, and did it,” she said. “They were such a hit that everyone cheered and clapped for them.” A wine box, handmade by the bride’s father, was used as a unity symbol during the ceremony. “It will be a wonderful anniversary tradition,” Haley said.
So the saying goes, “It’s good luck to have rain on your wedding day.” Symbolically, rain signifies unity, which means that a stronger bond is created when you are “tying the knot” in the rain. Water makes a knot harder to untie compared to a dry one. Just think: Your bond will not easily be broken. Even though rain is never quite welcome, being prepared is key. Here’s how you can keep dry with these rainy day wedding must-haves:
1. Rain boots: Treat your bridesmaids to a matching pair of rain boots that corresponds with their dress and don’t forget to get a pair for you and your husband.
Bassetti’s Crooked Arbor Gardens – Woodinville, WA
From the Photographer: “I don’t even know where to begin in describing how beautiful this wedding was! This was pretty much the ideal wedding for me to photograph. It took place at Bassetti’s Crooked Arbor Gardens near Cottage Lake, in Woodinville. This was the type of place where everywhere you look there are amazing flowers, unique art, rustic barns, and perfect spots for photos! Jessie & Peter, and their family & friends put so much care and effort into all the details and planning of the day. The main thing that made this wedding so special for me to photograph was because of who the people are. I met Jessie eight years ago, and we quickly became great friends. She is hilarious, super creative and truly a beautiful person on the inside and out. She is so lucky to have found Peter because he is one of the most caring people I have ever met and their personalities fit so well together! I am so excited for them, their future is so bright”- Hannah Marie Photography