When your wedding day approaches I hit the weather app for a week leading up, so I can prep couples on the best course of action. I know that Jenie had to have been doing the same thing. The good thing was I knew this couple would go with the flow becuase their wedding day was truly a celebration of love and family and most of all their marriage. Little did I realize how cool they would be daring to get wet to get some great shots.
I have so many fond memories of their day but two of my favorite were when a little boy interrupted the bride and groom during the ceremony and of course when Chris got up on stage to play his trombone for all of their guests!
Things to remember for planning a rainy wedding.
An alternate ceremony location.
Cozy cover up.
A good attitude .
To remember that rain always simplifies your wedding day
which also is a way to relive some of the stress.
A wet knot is a strong knot.
Love and Joy
Bride’s favorite moment: When Chris and our friends went up to play with the band. The energy level went through the roof, and it was a rare treat for many people to hear Chris play!
Graduate school brought us from faraway (California & New England) to Miami. We met amongst friends after a jazz band concert that Chris performed with and Jenie attended.
The outpouring of love, support and generosity of our friends and families was overwhelming. Not everything went according to plan, but we can only be deeply grateful for the presence of the people we love most and the chance to celebrate together.
Plan and communicate well in advance before the wedding (especially for rain options) what kind of help we needed from our friends and families. They were running around doing everything for the wedding the day before and the day of.
We went to New Orleans for a jazz conference. After a night of hanging with friends and listening to live music, Chris proposed. Southern state, friends and music – similar setting of how we met!
Favorites: the opportunity to make creative art again and hearing from friends and family. Most stressful: Planning a 5-day affair in 5 months and preparing for a new teaching job 2 weeks before the wedding!
Guests came to stay at the stunning lakeside for up to 5 days, and the time together was priceless. It was the first time half of our guests had ever been to Maine, so we wanted to introduce them to its beauty and all that Portland has to offer.
We are educators, so we had to jump right into teaching! We asked for honeymoon suggestions on advice cards, and I can’t wait to read them.
Jenie: I love Chris’ steadiness and fierce devotion. My biggest pet peeve goes hand-in-hand with another thing I love about him: Chris is hilarious and makes me laugh all the time! But I get really peeved when he jokes at my expense. Chris:
Your direction in the middle of the wind and rain to get amazing, creative and beautiful photos!VENDORS:
Photography: Maine Tinker Photography
- Venue – Sunningdale Lodge
- Wedding Dress – My Wony Bridal
- Shoes – Mango
- Band – Evan Haines
- Stationary – Jenie Song (The Bride)
- Hair – Julia Keefe friend
- Makeup – Beauty Couture Hanna Jalbert
- Flowers and Day-of-Coordinater – Sandy Shapiro : Bea & Company
- Jewelry (engagement ring, earrings, necklace gifts for mothers and maid of honor) – Rebekah Brooks; Wedding Bands – Boston Diamond Company
- Caterer – Bliss Caterers, Susan Jones
- Donuts – The Holy Donut