Kevin and Monica’s wedding at Taber Ranch this fall is one I will not forget. It also made me ask myself the question, what does it mean to rain on your wedding day? As someone who has been photographing weddings now for 7 years now, I had never fully looked into where the superstitions for good luck and bad luck came from. I think the most important thing to say first is that across most cultures the references almost all lean towards good luck and not bad luck. I will mention that in the bad luck category it has to do with the amount of tears the bride will experience during her marriage. I was glad to read that idea and say that is something I will choose to not believe in. The good luck references across cultures are all ideas that I want to hold onto with a strong grip. The idea that rain can bring so much to one’s life, and one’s marriage through fertility, cleansing, unity, renewal, and even tears are important. That is right, which is also no surprise to me that tears were in both the bad luck and good luck category. The tears we see on wedding days are always emotion filled tears of joy, happiness, and unification. We are all just people sharing in two lives becoming a family, and it is such an amazing feeling to allow that love inside our hearts to flow from our faces. There are a lot of tears ahead. Each time for different joyous reasons, from getting ready and having your little sister with you, to that moment you walk down the aisle. Seeing those tears of love still make me have to force back tears of love and joy for Kevin and Monica. I have not seen tears of bad luck on a wedding day, that may just be me, or the eternal optimist in me, but rain is good luck. The crazy thing is the rain came at the end of the day, as the toasts ended everyone ran quickly inside for cake cutting as an intense thunderstorm set in. The rain did not stop anyone, as you will see Kevin’s family surprised everyone with a pretty big flash mob, I was impressed as so many people filled the dance floor. Water flowed and lightning lit the sky as we all enjoyed seeing Kevin and Monica’s joy. Also…I love that we had two weddings with piñatas last year. That is something that is just plain old fun. Kevin and Monica…Thank you again for welcoming us into your hearts. Thank you for letting us not only capture but allowing us to see your love for each on your perfect rainy day at Taber Ranch.
I am just going to say the Jam and pickled goodies…AMAZING! Monica made them all, who does not want award winning yumminess to take home. You would have been a fool to not grab one to take home. I am really glad Monica insisted that we try one.