What is there to do? Only Rain! Helen & Richard's big day was wet, very wet. In fact, it was one of the wettest weddings I've ever had to shoot! In the middle of July as well.
I only met Helen a few days before and didn't meet Rich until the wedding. The forecast leading up wasn't looking good at all. We all knew it could potentially throw it down so I advised Helen to prepare and make the most of it. It's part of the wedding day. You can't change it, so use it. Have fun with it!
Helen got ready up the road at The Holiday Inn with her 2 bridesmaids. A vintage style was chosen for her dress, makeup and hair. I love this type of fashion at a wedding. Really gives the day cool wistful vibe.
Helen got some funky blue Hunter wellies, a couple of brollies and a rain mac. There was no way the weather was gonna ruin this girls day! She was up for anything! They both were.
We did have the briefest of drizzley moments dotted throughout the day which gave them and some of their guests a chance to ride on the miniature trains around the grounds. Everyone embraced the weather and had a great time. I was only with them until the start of the wedding breakfast. It was still raining when I left!
Avoncroft Museum is absolutely rammed with photogenic possibilities. It's an open air exhibit archive with around 30 rescued and restored buildings that were once going to be demolished. There is something around every corner from industrial and agricultural structures to a domestic post WW2 prefab house and a fully working windmill! The New Guesten Hall which once stood next to Worcester Cathedral now caters for weddings and receptions.
Rain on your wedding day is supposed to be a sign of good luck. It symbolizes that the marriage will last because, as we all know, a knot that is wet is extremely difficult to undo - therefore when you “tie the knot” on a rainy day the marriage is just as hard to undo!