A Rainy Day Romance

Abby + Tanner // June 20

It was pouring rain on this day. Not a trickle, or a few small showers. Just a downpour. I could tell the nerves were high with all the rain and mud. 

The day went on just as planned, though, making adjustments to do photos under a covered area and hold the ceremony in the barn at the beautiful Southall Meadows.

Abby and Tanner chose not to see each other before the ceremony, which I adore. There's something so special about seeing your bride for the first time as she's walking down the isle with her father. That moment proved to be just that special, if not more. Tanner started tearing up as Abby walked through the door to the barn. 

It hit me in that moment, and so many other moments during their ceremony, that the day was not about where they were getting married, or whether it rained or not, it was about their commitment to one another, to love one another in all circumstances. 

I love that Abby and Tanner decided to have an unplugged wedding. This just means that they reminded all of their guests to not use cell phones or cameras during the ceremony, and to just be fully present with them. 

During the ceremony, they took a moment alone to secure letters in a box. Tanner and Abby decided to write these letters to each other during their wedding day and put them away, but open up after years of marriage.

In years to come, I hope they can look back on their photos to relive the day, but more importantly I hope they can read those letters and be reminded of the little things that make their love unique. 

The sun started pouring in the cracks of the barn just as the ceremony came to a close and we were able to get Abby and Tanner completely outside for their photos. The day was perfectly crafted by The Father -- the rain and the sunshine. 

Venue: Southall Meadows | Flowers: DIY by the Bride and her Bridesmaids | Hair: Salon P’Nash | Caterer: Mirko Pasta | Bakery/Cake: Rebecca Rogers | Dress: Custom one-of-a-kind Allure | Second photographer: Emily Mae Photography

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