In October we traveled to Twillingate to shoot Myah and Drew’s wedding. The weekend was calling for a hurricane, so no one really knew what to expect on the wedding day. And sure enough, the day arrived and we were met with about 20mm of torrential, horizontal rain. We were super nervous heading to meet the bride; we knew we were ready but it’s a pretty fair assumption that nobody wants rain on their wedding day, especially not that much of it. We were so relieved when we showed up at the house to hear Myah enthusiastically say: “We can get one of those cool sparkly rain shots now!” Luckily for us, Myah and Drew rolled with the punches and trusted us to get good photos regardless of what Mother Nature had in store for their big day.
Let’s be honest: if you are getting married in Newfoundland there is a pretty big chance that your wedding day will have rain, fog, snow (or even all of the above in a single afternoon). A lot of brides and grooms worry about that because no one really wants to get married in less than ideal conditions. But Myah and Drew’s wedding can prove to you that even on the grossest of days, bad weather is far from a deal breaker. They got married in a hurricane and had an amazing, unforgettable day! They were troopers and put their faith in us as their photographers to make the rain work in their favour.
Myah and Drew started their day off by getting ready at the very charming The Old Saltbox Co. It was a beautiful house that added a lot of character to their photos.
Myah had both her mother and grandmother’s dress with her and it was so nice to see them hung up alongside her wedding dress. It’s super interesting to see how certain aspects of style have changed and how some such as the colour and the embroidery remain timeless.
After the ceremony, the rain had yet to subside so the bridal party and family made their way to a fishing stage for an old fashioned kitchen party. It wasn’t in the original plan but it was a fun, unique opportunity to gather for some beer and food, and served as a great shelter from the rain between photos.
Here is some proof that Myah and Drew really took things in stride and embraced the hurricane on their wedding day. Such a fun couple!
When we meet with couples we always used to say: “It can’t rain forever.” This day was that exception. The torrential downpour did not stop the whole day – but that certainly didn’t dampen the mood. After the food ran out at the fishing stage someone suggested calling one of the locals to see if we could seek refuge from the storm in the attic of their old woodworking shop. A woodworking shop would have never been our first suggestion but they seemed enthusiastic about it so we went for it. The ruggedness of the wood and the natural light coming in from the old pane glass windows made for some of the most beautiful images of the day. It goes to show that even though we had to change our plans a few times throughout the day, when everybody is open minded and runs with it, you can truly make some magic happen. And if nothing else Myah and Drew’s wedding day became a little more adventurous by the minute!
After the workshop we went outside and got the bride those sparkly rain shots that she was so excited about. Don’t worry – no one was harmed in the making of these photos. A little rain never hurt nobody! 🙂
After our fun adventure with the bride and groom, we made our way to the newly opened Twillingate Dinner Theatre for Myah and Drew’s reception. All hands were excited to finally dry off and get the party started!
We both believe that all you need is a good attitude to make for a beautiful wedding. Myah and Drew faced down a hurricane and didn’t even let it phase them because they were insistent on having a fun day full of love and laughter. And they certainly succeeded in that! We had a blast shooting their wedding because it turned into an exciting challenge for us as wedding photographers. From the fishing stage kitchen party to escaping to the attic of a woodworking shop, it ended up being one of the most unique wedding days that we have shot. We were so happy to be a part of it, and to capture the amazing energy and love shared between the bride and groom. Thank you so much for letting us share in your wedding day, Myah and Drew!