An Autumn Rainy Wedding At Wasing Park
Planning an October wedding can be a bit of a lottery as far as the weather goes. But come rain or shine, hail or snow, whatever the weather is doing, the wedding and celebrations still go ahead. All you can do is make sure there’s a plan in place if the heavens do open. But it is rare for the whole day to be a wash-out. Often there will be a break in the clouds and the sun will stream in, like this rainy wedding at Wasing Park.
Bridal Preparations At Home
The day began at Jamie-Lee’s parent’s house where final preparations were almost complete by the time I arrived. I love photographing at the brides childhood home as there are always lots of memories and details around of her childhood. As we left for the church, the clear weather was replaced by a downpour. Although it wasn’t too heavy as Jamie-Lee approached the church, the chauffeur was on hand with a large umbrella anyway. It didn’t dampen her spirit, and she was all smiles as she made her way down the aisle to marry Anthony.
After the wedding ceremony, there were still showers present, so with one hand full of confetti and one holding an umbrella, the guests cheered the newly weds out of church and on their way to Wasing Park. Once there, the heavy clouds started to lift a little, and slowly, blue skies replaced the stormy ones. There’s nearly always a break in the weather at some point, so we took advantage of that and did some couple portraits around the gardens, including the Victorian summer house and walled garden.
Don’t Let Rain Spoil Your Celebrations
After the wedding breakfast in the barn, the celebrations continued into the evening. Despite the damp start to the day, a fun celebration was had by all, and this shows in the photography. Scroll down for some of my favourite photos from this wedding, and if you’re considering Wasing Park for your wedding, get in touch to check my availability. For another outdoor wedding, check out this Garden Marquee wedding in Suffolk which also had a rainy start.