Thunder, Lightning and a Wedding

It was a Thursday in July and I was scheduled to photograph a wedding near Winthrop. I tried to look at the weather as I was heading out the door to Sun Mountain Lodge but the app wasn’t working. I had a feeling that there was a change happening and sure enough, as I arrived at the lodge, there was a large rolling thunder clap. However, it wasn’t raining.

Meg and Chris, the bride and groom who live in London, had planned a small intimate wedding with just ten guests and no attendants. Meg grew up in Seattle and spent many vacations at Sun Mountain and exploring the Methow Valley. They told me the wedding would be casual and fun. Sure enough, that was the case. They had chosen their clothes without letting the other one know what to expect. Most everything was non-traditional. The guests included their immediate families and one other couple.

We were able to do some photos, including a first look before the ceremony. During the vows, thunder and lightning interrupted occasionally along with a few scattered raindrops. After the ceremony I whisked the couple away for portraits before the rain really arrived. Family pictures had to be done on the covered part of the terrace and steps. Meg and Chris welcomed the rain. London is going through a long dry spell and they understand the importance of some summer moisture. It all turned out lovely and the cooler temperature was a welcome change. The thermometers have been registering well into the 90’s (Fahrenheit) recently.

‘They’ say that rain on your wedding day is lucky. I should know. It rained on my wedding day!

Here’s to Meg and Chris and their marriage. I wish you many adventures in life and in love.

Thank you for including me on your special day. I thoroughly enjoyed your wedding and creating your wedding photography.