I’ve shot somewhere between 350-400 weddings. I am never ever going to forget this one. Pat and Jean’s day started like many others: the ladies got ready at Jean’s parent’s house while the guys were hanging out and doing the same. Meanwhile, the event staff were diligently setting up the lawn with tables and chairs. It was absolutely beautiful! The day was off to an amazing start. Once everyone was ready to go, the wedding party converged at the church and the ceremony was underway. Shortly after, Pat and Jean were husband and wife. We knocked out some pictures quickly and then headed back over to the estate to finish the rest. While we were doing our thing with the family and wedding party, the guests were enjoying a lovely cocktail our out of the front lawn. Raindrops began to fall gently and at this point, guests began hunkering under the porch, by a tree, and for some, just didn’t let a little water bother them. As everyone was having a great time, the event staff began to uncover the tables and chairs so that guests could begin to get ready for the main course. Jean has family in Argentina so they thought it would be great to have a genuine Argentine cookout. The food looked, smelled, and tasted amazing!
Once everyone was seated, Jean’s dad got up to give a speech. As he shared about Jean, Pat, and them as a couple, the rain picked up. First people were covering their heads with a napkin, moments, later, they were covering their heads with the plastic that priorly was used to cover the tables. Eventually, some people made a bee-line to find shelter. It was the hardest rain I’ve ever experienced at a wedding. Within a minute or two, everyone piled into the upper level of the barn- One of the nicest barn interiors I’ve ever seen mind you. Some guests stayed outside to enjoy a dance or just to soak up the moment- all of the pun intended.
Once everyone was fed, the best man and maid of honor gave their toasts. By now, it was barely raining so we all headed back outside for their first dance. Everyone went back inside to start the party, but we stole them away for a few more pictures. Shortly after we wrapped up, we joined the party and got to photograph the rest of the night. This reception started with epic rain and ended with the biggest (only?) mosh pit I’ve ever seen at a wedding.