An old wives tale says “If it rains on your wedding day, that is good luck.” Adam & Angeline, had lots & lots of luck wished upon their marriage on their special day.
Upon arriving at the beautiful Western Reserve Historical Society, the sky was overcast & a lot of fingers were crossed hoping the rain would pass for this outdoor garden wedding. As I began to photograph the details, a little drizzle had begun. Angie & her bridesmaids arrived and even with the forecast not seeming on our side, she was as cool as a cucumber & looked mighty beautiful! There were lots of smiles on the girls’ faces as they arrived into the bridal suite.
Angie quickly got into her wedding gown and prepared for her first look with her father. And I knew this sweet moment was going to be extra sweet when her father was tearing up at the rehearsal the night before. Once I captured the first look, I went over to check on the groom & his groomsmen. They were all ready to go, looking dapper as ever.
With just minutes before the ceremony was to begin, guests were waiting in the lobby as the rain came down for this special occasion. Umbrellas popped open, guests made their way to their seats and we began right away in hopes we don’t get caught in a downpour. But luck certainly was on Adam & Angie’s side. As soon as the procession began, the rain had disappeared for the rest of the day. What a beautiful beginning to marriage.
Following their ceremony, the reception was held inside the museum surrounded by classic cars, airplanes and even a carousel. Yes, a carousel. That certainly was a hit for all.
Adam & Angie had guests travel from afar to witness this absolute wonderful occasion and I know they couldn’t be more thankful. As I was leaving for the day, I was engulfed in hugs, many, many thank you’s and let me just say, it was so sweet. But my favorite was when Angie’s father insisted on getting a photo of me & the bride to make sure I was captured in the memories too. Be still my heart.
Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Ripley. I wish you two many, many happy years together filled with lots of love & laughter!