"Saturday, chance of scattered rain and thunderstorms", was the weekend forecast. Even refreshing the webpage didn't seem change the gloomy outlook. The wedding festivities were to be held at Chautauqua Park, on the outskirts of Boulder, Colorado; rain or shine. An outdoor ceremony was planned and the alternative indoor setup seemed less than desirable. When I arrived for the day, the front range mountains provided a grey, misty backdrop. Looming dark clouds were present, but kept their distance. Chairs were set and colorful flowers were laid. My camera started clicking away as usual. All remained upbeat during the pre-ceremony activities. The threat of rain seemed to diminish. The classic saying, "It never rains on a wedding day" seemed to hold true. Shortly before the ceremony start, the faint sound of rain began to materialize. We all try to ignore the sound at first, but eventually it would be hard to ignore. Gossip quickly spread on how to handle the situation. A 30 minute delay would be issued with the hope of a break in the weather. 30 minutes passed, it was still raining but appeared to be letting up. The word was issued, the ceremony would proceed. Raincoats and umbrellas were assembled and somebody had even procured a huge amount of towels to provide a dry path through the wet grass. Guests helped dry chairs and took their places. The show would go on. The rain continued during the ceremony, but eventually would break before the end. That's what makes a wedding truly special, it's the stories created when these situations arise. The memories created by laughter, and conversations on this day will long outlive any hassles encountered by inclement weather. Below are a few of my favorite wedding photographs from Erin and Joe's wedding ceremony and reception.

"Saturday, chance of scattered rain and thunderstorms", was the weekend forecast. Even refreshing the webpage didn't seem change the gloomy outlook. The wedding festivities were to be held at Chautauqua Park, on the outskirts of Boulder, Colorado; rain or shine. An outdoor ceremony was planned and the alternative indoor setup seemed less than desirable. When I arrived for the day, the front range mountains provided a grey, misty backdrop. Looming dark clouds were present, but kept their distance. Chairs were set and colorful flowers were laid. My camera started clicking away as usual. All remained upbeat during the pre-ceremony activities. The threat of rain seemed to diminish. The classic saying, "It never rains on a wedding day" seemed to hold true. Shortly before the ceremony start, the faint sound of rain began to materialize. We all try to ignore the sound at first, but eventually it would be hard to ignore. Gossip quickly spread on how to handle the situation. A 30 minute delay would be issued with the hope of a break in the weather. 30 minutes passed, it was still raining but appeared to be letting up. The word was issued, the ceremony would proceed. Raincoats and umbrellas were assembled and somebody had even procured a huge amount of towels to provide a dry path through the wet grass. Guests helped dry chairs and took their places. The show would go on. The rain continued during the ceremony, but eventually would break before the end. That's what makes a wedding truly special, it's the stories created when these situations arise. The memories created by laughter, and conversations on this day will long outlive any hassles encountered by inclement weather. Below are a few of my favorite wedding photographs from Erin and Joe's wedding ceremony and reception.