So, what happens if it rains?!

This is a question I get asked a lot.

I totally understand. Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and of course you want everything to be perfect. The reality however (especially if your wedding is taking place in the UK) is that the weather can be somewhat, shall we say, unpredictable?

Aside from it being one of our favourite past times as a nation to discuss it, the British weather is generally pretty consistent at being inconsistent and tends to do it's own thing.

As a wedding photographer, my promise to you is that I will do everything I can to make sure that anything I have control over on the day (i.e. capturing what happens) will run as smoothly as possible, but the reality is that even us wedding photographers cannot control or change the weather (as much as I wish I could)!

But that doesn't mean that all is lost!

The rain will not change whether you and your guests laugh together, it will not change the happy tears or the joy or the moments that catch in your throat. It won't stop the speeches, the reminiscing over past memories and stories of loved ones being told. It won't stop the dancing.

Most importantly of all, it won't change the fact that you'll be offering each other your promises of a life and future together.

It won't stop the love.

And I think that's what I really want to get across. Yes it might rain, yes it might snow or thunder or whatever else but it won't change or ruin your day unless you decide to LET it to ruin your day.

The metaphorical storms and the dark clouds we navigate are all part of an imperfect, beautiful, honest and real life. They are all the challenges you will be facing as a couple no matter what. In fact, there's probably no more perfect way to start married life than by weathering a storm together.

Yes rain might be part of your day, but it doesn't have to DEFINE your day.

Plus, there's always wellies and umbrellas (and a stiff whisky to warm you up).