A thunderstorm, a forest, a bride and a groom

Bride caught in a thunderstorm on her wedding day at Centerville Mills Park in Bainbridge, Ohio.

She said the ceremony was outside
I followed a bridesmaid into the forest,
abandoning a perfect green carpet lawn for the soft gloom of tall trees
a group of wood sprites danced with a naiad, barely noticing as we slipped by
raindrops trickled down, tentative
everyone ran for cover
“I want to get married in the rain,” she said, calm
secretly pleased, I crouched at the back of the pews
thunder rumbled
lightening flashed
guests huddled under useless umbrellas
she danced down the aisle in the rain
and I took pictures

Bride waits patiently for the rain to stop, hoping to have an outdoor wedding ceremony at Centerville Mills in Bainbridge, Ohio.

Bride walks down the aisle at Centerville Mills for her indoor wedding ceremony after a thunderstorm rained on her outdoor wedding ceremony.

Bride fights back tears when her grandmother blesses the couple during their wedding ceremony at Centerville Mills Park in Bainbridge, Ohio.

Bride nervously clasps her hands behind her back during her wedding ceremony at Centerville Mills in Bainbridge, Ohio.

Exuberant bride throws her hands in the air after saying I do to her new husband at their wedding in Centerville Mills Park in Bainbridge, Ohio.

Rain soaked bride snuggles her daughter/flowergirl at Centerville Mills park.

Centerville Mills groom smiles during portraits with her new wife after his wedding ceremony.

When your new wife makes you laugh during wedding portraits, even though you’re both soaking wet from a thunderstorm during your outdoor forest wedding.

Thunderstorm bride says her vows at Centerville Mills park wedding ceremony.

An intimate moment between the bride and groom after their wedding ceremony at Centerville Mills park in Bainbridge, Ohio.

Rain soaked bride throws her hands in the air after she says I do at her wedding ceremony in Centerville Mills in Bainbridge, Ohio.

Congratulations Rachel and Justin 🙂

 

 

4 Comments On This Topic
  1. heidzilla
    October 4, 2010

    SO much awesome emotion captured in your photos and your words!

  2. Anonymous
    October 4, 2010

    Love these pics of the wedding in the rain. They took my breath away!!! You're awesome!

  3. Brian Morris
    October 4, 2010

    Brought a smile to my face. How cool!

  4. Lindsey
    October 4, 2010

    Thanks Brian 🙂

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