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Rain doesn’t have to ruin your wedding day…

It’s understandable for every couple to feel tense about rain on their wedding day, as the weather has the potential to put a damper on things but don’t worry, here’s a few simple suggestions to help you from worrying about what might/might not happen on your big day.

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Speak to your photographer

Contact your photographer to discuss with them the possibility of rain on your wedding day and how they can still capture those special moments you are looking for; after all, they would have had to deal with a variety of weather conditions and should be fully prepared for every eventuality.

As a wedding photographer in Cornwall I can certainly vouch for this, as I have experienced some pretty wild weather here over the years!

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Check what sort of weather conditions they have worked in previously and ask to see some examples of their work if you are looking for further reassurance.

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Ensure that you have a contingency plan in place for those all important bride and groom couple time shots if the weather turns bad.

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Check what areas of your venue would be covered in this eventuality, so that you can seek shelter if required.

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Ask your wedding photographer if they have shot a wet wedding at your venue before and where the best places for photos would be in this instance.

Speak to your venue

If any part of your day is planned outside, your venue should be prepared for rainy conditions and will move you indoors if necessary.

This was certainly the case for Phil and Chrissy who married at Trevenna Barns in July last year. They had planned for an outdoor arbour wedding but when the weather turned bad, their ceremony was brought inside to the Garden Room.

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Go with the flow and have fun!

Sometimes unexpected weather conditions can make for some fantastic unplanned shots!

Wellies and wedding finery make a surprisingly good combination and if your wedding is in a location with the potential to get very muddy, donning a good old pair of Wellingtons makes good sense to avoid your shoes from getting ruined.

Think of it as a great opportunity to get some fun photos and you’ll soon be laughing off the rain in no time!

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Remember that your wedding day will be amazing regardless of what the weather decides to throw at you. Everyone’s attention will be fixed on the two of you and not what the weather is doing, so relax and enjoy it! After all, they so say that rain on your wedding day is supposed to be good luck…

“Tracey did a magnificent job with our wedding photos in what was quite extreme weather (gale-force winds and sideways rain!) Despite the weather and just a 3-hour booking, Tracey managed to get us an extensive range of photos capturing the true emotion of the day, and whilst our ‘strolling on the beach’ shots were just not feasible, our ‘battling with umbrellas’ and ‘bride in rain poncho’ shots are so much more memorable. She is also a lovely person who we were very happy to have as part of our wedding. I’d be happy to recommend Tracey to anyone looking for a professional photo shoot.”

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If you are looking for a Cornwall wedding photographer for your special day, please feel free to get in touch. I have limited autumn/winter 2020 availability and my diary is open for 2021/22.

I shall look forward to hearing all about your wedding day plans 🙂

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