Rain on your wedding day. That’s a tale (fear) as old as time. Jessica and Eric were married on a rainy Saturday in September. The funny is the forecast and radar called for a sunny day. No joke, A SUNNY – NO CLOUD IN THE SKY – DAY. To my surprise, I woke up and it was misty, messy, and definitely not sunny out there. With no rain plan, we walked into this rainy Virginia wedding day ready to rock it out.

Bride and Groom snuggling in the rain with beautiful florals. Boho floral arbor in the rain by the river

Rainy Wedding Days Aren’t So Bad

I don’t know what it was, but 2020 in central Virginia had the most rainy days I’ve seen in my years of shooting. Maybe the fact that I was shooting every single weekend (two or three days a weekend) might have played a roll in my opinion on that. All this aside, I’m here to tell you that rain on your wedding day isn’t so bad! Or at least, not as bad as you think! This is why it is so important to hire a professional for your wedding day. Someone who has shot rainy day weddings before and is fully equipped to shoot in the rain!

Bride and Groom kissing in the rain on their wedding day. Bride under umbrella in the rain with bouquet.

Don’t Worry, Stay Positive!

Jessica and Eric’s rainy Virginia wedding day has completely changed my outlook on rainy days SO much. I feel fully prepared to conquer any rainy day now! The romantic vibes, tiny sprinkles in the lens, stunning florals, and a bridal party that’s down to get soaked. That’s the making of a perfect day! Jessica and Eric have the best energy any photographer could ask for! The rain didn’t even phase them one bit! I absolutely adore these two and their positive vibes, and you will too!

Take a peek into their rainy wedding day, and you’ll fall in love with them and their love for each other just as much as I did!

Virginia Bride getting makeup done
Virginia Bride getting hair and makeup done
Virginia wedding Bride and bridesmaids in robes cheering
Bridesmaids and bride - cheers with champagne on wedding day
Bride getting ready in dress on wedding day
Bride getting dressed with maid of honor on wedding day
Bride putting on earrings getting ready
Bride getting ready with bridesmaids on wedding day
Groom getting ready on wedding day
Virginia wedding, groom getting ready
Groom and best man getting ready on wedding day
Groom getting ready on wedding day
Virginia Wedding Groom getting ready, fixing cufflinks
Virginia Wedding, Groom getting ready with groomsmen

Wedding Ready!

Since we were on a private friend’s farm, we didn’t have a backup rain plan, so we decided to wing it! Umbrellas and all! Looking back, I wouldn’t have it any other way! This intimate and romantic rainy ceremony was simply amazing. Jessica and Eric were determined to get married, sprinkles and all! They said “I do” in the misty rain nestled by the creek, and oh my goodness, it was DREAMY.

Virginia Wedding Bridal Portraits with bouquet and umbrella
Virginia Wedding Bridal Portraits with bouquet and umbrella
Virginia Wedding Bridal Portraits with bouquet
Rainy Virginia Wedding bride and groom walking in a field
Rainy Virginia Wedding bride and groom walking in a field
Rainy Virginia Wedding bride and groom walking in a field
Rainy Virginia wedding bride and groom in a field
Groom Portraits Virginia wedding
Virginia wedding groom walking in a field in the rain
Virginia Wedding Reception table and details
Virginia Wedding Reception

I don’t think I’ll ever come up with enough words to say just how much I love these two. Not only who they naturally are, but how they handled this day with such grace and patience. They are the kind of people that aren’t afraid to get a little soaked! At the end of the day they just wanted to celebrate their love. And let me tell you, their love is something made of magic!!!

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A big shout out to all of these incredible vendors! Thank you for all your hard work making this day happen!

Venue: Private Residence
Florals: The Bloom Room
Dress: Stella York from Blush Bridal, Oregon
Caterer: Have Food Will Travel
Band: Sam Hill Entertainment
Rentals: MS Events

Virginia Wedding | Jessica and Eric’s Rainy Day

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