Apparently, my new thing is to photograph destination weddings.
Glamorous as that sounds, I’m still a n00b, which means my destinations are places like Marshfield, Wisconsin, where I was this weekend to shoot the wedding of a friend of a friend.
It was a gorgeous little backyard (front yard?) ceremony, and I even got to help set up - cause hey, what’s another couple of extra hands?
However, on the wedding day, while putting finishing touches on the reception tables, the sky suddenly turned dark, the wind started to blow, and every bride’s nightmare came true: Massive thunderstorms sweeping the area! After a panicked dash to save the flowers and the arbor and the delicate things that could get ruined, we simply had to wait it out. Rain or no rain, this wedding was happening, so the ladies started getting ready in the house and we sent the groom off to the hotel.
Amazingly, by the time the groom returned, suited up, the sky had begun to clear, the sun was out, and it wasn’t even that hot anymore. Party back on!
The weather held through the ceremony and even through the vast majority of the reception, though there were scattered showers later in the evening - which only resulted in a double rainbow just across the street from the house!
So while there’s not much to do in Wisconsin (no, for real, we saw the Marshfield Zoo and the World’s Largest Round Barn, ate some fresh cheese curds, and that was pretty much it), they know how to do a beautiful wedding! So, as far as destinations are concerned, this wasn’t so bad - great people, gorgeous home, and clearly, lots of love!
On to a few photos!