October 2009 brought with it some rainy weather - more than usual - and several of our weddings had to be relocated to indoors to accommodate the falling drops! Danielle and Justin had their hearts set on an outdoor ceremony, and despite a near downpour, they moved forward (in part thanks to Dreams blue and white umbrellas and in part to their very good-spirited guests) and said their "I dos" on the beach!
They did, however, make the very difficult decision early in the morning to relocate their reception to an indoor ballroom in order to preserve the setup and decor without the risk of everything becoming soaked in an afternoon shower! And while it was a really tough decision for them to make, it was a smart one; it rained for hours in the afternoon, drenching just about everything not under cover! So while we aren't necessarily used to working indoors, the room converted beautifully into a reception space that glowed late into the night!
Oddly enough, despite the rain being completely against us, it also showed a bit of compassion - letting up slightly just after the ceremony for a few formal photos on the beach and then again at the end of the reception in order to pull off the fire dancers and fireworks on the beach to end the evening!
Thank you Amanda Kraft for the photos!
For an explanation of the charms on the bouquet and boutonniere as well as the placement of the fountain in the ceremony, go here! It was actually a really special touch to this wedding!
For a very memorable photo of their rainy wedding ceremony, go here! It's definitely one-of-a-kind!
Congratulations Danielle and Justin!