Julia and Mark got married the week before Tay and me. It was at the end of one of the driest summers we’ve had here in Washington and during a weekend where rain almost never falls. When we arrived at the venue that morning it was pouring down rain and incredibly windy. It looked like a tornado had gone though the country club with branches, leaves, and debris everywhere. We walked inside to find the power out. We had no running water, no bathrooms, and no backup generator. It was all a little worrying to say the least; not only for us photography wise but also for the wedding in general.
In the end though there was really nothing to worry about. Everyone carried on with the day and we all made due with or without power. Instead of the girls getting ready in the bathroom I got to shoot in some amazing natural window light. The guys got ready in the gym which made for a memorable backdrop. By the time we were ready for bridals and family photos the rain and wind died down just enough to let us take them all outside. The power was still gone as the ceremony was coming up but the weather held up just long enough to have that outside as well. The staff did a great job getting that ready at the last minute and luckily the DJ had gone home to get a generator for his sound equipment. The menu was changed so everything could be done on outdoor gas grills. About halfway through the reception the power came back and everyone celebrated.
With our wedding coming up the following weekend, Tay and I were worried about weather and anything else that might go wrong. Julia and Mark’s wedding made us hopeful that ours would be just as awesome as their even if everything didn’t go entirely to plan.
Also, my friend Josh who I’ve worked with on several weddings shot their video! I’ve posted it at the bottom below all the photos. Take a look if you’d like!