Let’s talk about the weather…..

Let’s talk about the weather…..

We expect everyone is very happy that we’ve all enjoyed a lovely sunny weekend after a long cold winter! However, we do live in Melbourne and we all know that means rain can happen at any time whether it’s supposed to be Summer or not! Melbourne is very much like our native UK where you have to be prepared for any weather and especially on such an important day as your wedding! We’ve been very lucky over the years that we have (touch wood!) only had a few very rainy days, most of the time it will have cleared by the afternoon but occasionally the weather decides that it is going to continue to rain all day. This can be very disappointing but just remember this is a special day of celebration and you are marrying your loved one no matter what the weather is doing! Our experience over the years means that we’ll find somewhere to still produce some lovely photos for you, in fact we quite enjoy the challenge of having to get even more creative! You don’t need a huge amount of space but we look for an interesting feature which could be a lamp, a painting, textured wall or an interesting piece of furniture and make the most of what is available. With some venues we are luckier than others but there is always something we can use and then we can work some magic in post-processing! Try to have a wet weather back-up plan for a beach or outdoor wedding or make sure if rain is forecast to have plenty of umbrellas available. We have two white golfing umbrellas which we use for our couple and then more for us to hold over each other or find a willing helper!   Just after the ceremony for Karen and Justin’s wedding the heavens opened! Luckily we found this rustic wall for some photos, as you can see the overhang didn’t give much shelter!   It’s still raining but Karen really wanted this shot in front of the old gate so Steve is holding the umbrella whilst Kim takes the shot!   Running for cover after the shot!   We headed back to the reception venue but guests were already arriving so we found this quiet room, rearranged it a little and we were able to get an additional set of images for them!   Megan and Gary’s wedding gets the prize for the wettest day! The rain started just as Megan arrived at Seawinds on Arthurs Seat. We managed to get through the ceremony but it turned monsoonal at the end and everyone had to run for cover!   They are still happy and smiling...

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