Tuesday, January 22, 2013

It's Like Rain on your Wedding Day

Everyone has heard the saying "April showers bring May flowers" so when planning an April wedding, one needs to take into consideration the fact that it very well may rain on your wedding day. While I've got my fingers, toes, and everything else you can cross, crossed, I'm also taking precautions and planning what we might do should it be raining on our wedding day. First thing that was a must for me and my peace of mind was to plan an entirely indoor ceremony and reception. Having an outdoor wedding in April is just tempting Mother Nature too much. Although, in Michigan, it doesn't really matter what month you plan your wedding, an outdoor wedding is always risky.

You may be thinking, "well Dana, if your wedding is entirely indoors, what else is there to plan? Sounds rainproof to me!" And I would tell you that while all events are inside, I plan to take my pictures outdoors! There aren't many fabulous indoor spaces to take amazing wedding photos in, so rain or shine we will need to spend a couple of hours outdoors. (Unless it is pouring down rain and then I'll have to move to plan C which I haven't come up with yet).

Plan B is cute umbrellas!

These rainy day weddings are so lovely, and I think the umbrellas actually add to the beauty of their wedding photos.

1, 2, 3, 4

I just love that coral umbrella! Too cute! And that bottom picture? So romantic. 

There are two types of umbrellas out there; the clear ones, and the colored ones. The clear ones are usually more of a bubble shape and seem to have better coverage from the rain. But the colored ones have color (um, yeah...) and are therefore maybe a bit more fun! These purple umbrellas below add a great touch of color to an otherwise neutral bridal party!

I like how these colored umbrellas coordinate with each bridesmaid! Oh yeah, and they're purple polka dots! Can't go wrong there!

This bride is adorable with her clear bubble umbrella. A great thing about going clear is that it doesn't take up a lot of visual space so your eye goes right to the bride rather than going right to the umbrella.

Plus, isn't this just so intimate?

I went on an umbrella hunt across the internet and found a great website with affordable umbrellas in as many different shapes and colors as you could imagine! The only downside is they're based in London (makes sense due to their typical climate) so I'm not sure if I'll have to pay customs fees. Here are some of my favorites!

The ruffle-y umbrellas are so cute! I also like the pagoda shaped one with the subtle pattern. The bottom left umbrella was one of the "manly" ones I found for the dudes of the day. And that heart umbrella? Oh so precious. Then you could take a super cute photo like this:

Yup, a little cheesy but still pretty darn cute!

I'm not 100% sure of what kind I want to go with, but right now I'm leaning towards the clear umbrellas. Especially once I stumbled upon this one!

Gold polka dots?? Sold.

And just in case you're thinking, "yeah these umbrellas are great and all but it would still be such a bummer to have rain on your wedding day", I give you these AMAZING rainy day photos.

Mhmmm, bet you're changing your tune now!

So what do you think? Pop of color or clear bubble?


1 comment:

  1. Great post. There are several wedding umbrellas to choose from. I prefer the Heart Shaped Wedding Umbrella. It is simply gorgeous!