Rain on the day of your backyard wedding….a bride’s worst nightmare, right? An ultimate disappointment for most. It happens, but should the fear of that happening scare you away completely from having a backyard wedding? Heck no! Why you ask? This is a perfect situation where the saying “when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade” applies. We would never wish wedding day stress on any bride…but where weather is concerned, we look at it as an opportunity that most do not get. We look at those rainy weddings as a unique opportunity to create something magical, something you could never get otherwise.
From all the weddings we’ve done…I can’t remember rain ever “ruining” one single wedding. We’ve shot in blizzards, we’ve shot in hurricanes, and completely washed out days. We’ve even shot in crazy thunderstorms. From all of those weddings, as most would say, we were given a crappy shooting situation. We however, do not see it like that. We were able to create some really amazing shots at each of those weddings, that we couldn’t dream of getting on a regular sunny day. Don’t get me wrong, we love sun too….we just happen to love all of it. There is beauty in everything.
I know how much work Trista and her family put into this wedding. This was a true DIY backyard wedding. A total Pinterest Wedding! The grounds were absolutely breathtaking. Trista is a grade school friend that I grew up with. I’m proud to say this wedding was shot on her family’s farm, in the town I grew up in. The rain, the gloomy weather, the fog….it just added dramatic effect!
I was obsessed with this room and the deer, haha.
Mason jar love! Secret garden style, right?
Just a little Polaroid fun!
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh….the light in this image rocks!
Riding in the back of this truck was such a high….that combined with the fact that I was trying my hardest to not fall off the back and in the process, trying to get a good shot. Tricky tricky!
The ceremony space was epic! Trista’s dad built this damn years ago when they bought the farm. I bet he knew then that his daughter would be using the space for her wedding ;0)
Weird, right? At this point it started raining, so we improvised. We liked it!
haha, I thought this was funny. Giant hand….little people!
One of my favorites!
The scenery is so peaceful!
I loved all her personal touches and her fall themed decor (and that her colors were the colors of our logo;)
Dan & Trista are both dentists. How did they meet? Interesting story actually….they met while attending dental school at temple. They were performing a wisdom tooth extraction. Dan got a little distracted (let’s just say by looking at her). Next thing you know, Trista has a bloody suction cup stuck to her hair. Dan’s response “yeah, you’re going to want to wash your hair when you get home”. Romantic, huh?! After that, the rest is pretty much history…Love at first tooth extraction!
The shots below are the night portraits we did of them….they give me the good kind of chills!
I told you guys, it was going to be perfect and if you think it was less than perfect….you’re CRAZY! 🙂 Minor bumps and all! Totally. Worth. It! Enjoy Greece!
To see more of their wedding, check out their slideshow!
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL BRIDE!–and Awesome wedding! I so much enjoyed looking at the photos! GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Beautiful!! I was super excited to see this wedding!! 🙂 Congrats to Trista & Dan! Melissa & Michael you guys killed it.. once again!!
No words to describe the gorgeousness of this wedding! So many amazing details, and all of them captured in beautiful pictures. Great job M2 and Congrats to Trista and Dan!! 🙂
Gorgeous pictures- I wish I was at this wedding. I love the shots in the dark,- they were so dramatic! It looks like a fun wedding…they did a lot of work!!!! Greece….hey….I should of
at least been invited to that! Great job M&M
These pictures are absolutely stunning!
These were the best wedding pictures I’ve seen in long time! Photographers you did an awesome job! Of course you had great subjects, but the wow factor is all yours!
This wedding was amazing and you guys did a wonderful job.. Beautiful work 🙂 My cousin is stunning isn’t she?!
Amazing photos what a perfect Day……………Hope you have a awesome time in Greece! Cheers! 🙂
Lets do it again! I think I will look at these pictures 2x/week just to relive the entire night. Thanks Melissa & Michael!
Amazing photos!!! What a gorgeous wedding!