This Is How to Get Great Wedding Portraits Even When It Rains
August 24, 2017
Southeast
Classic WeddingsPlantationSpring Weddings
This couple fell in love with Litchfield driving down the road leading to the plantation lined with oak trees, and while the house is admittedly gorgeous, it was that drive that made them choose Litchfield as their venue. When it ended up raining for their wedding day, planned by Gigi Noelle Events, they quickly came up with a graceful and creative solution to ensure they had portraits amidst those enchanting oaks –  a day after session with Magnolia Photography! Scroll on to see some of our faves from the wedding and the day after session below, then don't forget to press play on the video by Light Cannon Films!
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From Light Cannon Films... You know you've found your soulmate when your wedding day doesn't go exactly as planned, and it's still a beautiful celebration of love filled with dancing, laughter, and the best of memories. These unexpected changes of course may have rattled some Brides, but Susan remained the picture of grace, radiance, and joy. What a day! And while their course will be ever-changing and not always easy, Susan and Charlie will always have each other, and it's obvious that they're all they need.

From the Bride... Charlie and I have known of each other since we high school. We always considered each other acquaintances, but not really close friends. We had actually never had a conversation between just the two of us until one night after we had been out with friends around four years ago and found ourselves hanging out on a back porch together, talking about everything under the sun. It was the same night that we shared our first kiss, and we both instantly knew that we were definitely more than just acquaintances.

The things I love and remember most about our wedding day are the family heirlooms I was able to incorporate into our wedding. I wore my mom's veil from her wedding in 1973 for my something old, and I wore a snowflake burst antique ring that my grandmother was given by my grandfather as my something borrowed. I also had a piece of my other grandfather's blue shirt sewn into my dress so that a piece of him could be with me the whole day as my something blue. Charlie's favorite part of our wedding day was the first look. We had texted and spoken on the phone that morning, so we were both really anxious to finally see each other before the ceremony. Another of his favorite moments was when he dipped me a little too low, and I fell to the ground in front of our entire wedding party and a few guests during pictures. That moment is definitely one we'll be telling stories about for years.

Charlie and I chose Litchfield Plantation as our venue because of its southern, low-country charm. We absolutely loved the grounds, and the house was beautiful on the inside and out. We knew before we had even seen the house that it was the venue for us as we were driving down the avenue of oak trees in awe.