It happens…We plan a wedding a year in advance and we don’t have a crystal ball to know the forecast. We wish and hope and cross our fingers for good weather. We watch the forecast 10 days out; even more neurotically if we planned anything outdoors. Our parents call with their concerns, our bridesmaids watch the skies that morning. We dream and hope that it is a perfect day; sunshine and all. …And then it rains. Not for everyone, but for a lucky few.
Any bride will attest, there is no perfect day. No amount of sunshine or planning can make it perfect, so when it rains we go with it. And if it happens to be your wedding day, you embrace it…you only get one after all.
Natalie has stood by many of her friends on their big days. She has seen weddings filled with sunshine, and weddings filled with rain. She witnessed my own rain-soaked nuptials. Natalie is a giver, a do-gooder, the definition of a true friend and nobody wanted it to rain on her day.
There is a running joke about Natalie and a particular yellow dress that has made more than one appearance. It has seen multiple weddings and baby showers and birthday parties that it has a presence all on its own. So for her wedding day, Natalie selected that infamous sunshine yellow color for her bridesmaids. Considering it rained, it couldn’t have been more perfect.
Under umbrellas and eaves, with a lot of kisses and giant laughs, Natalie and Chris tied the knot with enough sunshine to surround them. The rain didn’t seem to bother anyone, but of course you couldn’t go more than five feet with out hearing “Well it is supposed to be good luck!”
Natalie and Chris…Congratulations…We were the lucky ones to be a part of your day and you have more than enough luck for a lifetime. I can’t wait to see what is ahead for the two of you! xoxo