“It’s like rain on your wedding day
It’s a free ride when you’ve already paid
It’s the good advice that you just didn’t take
Who would’ve thought, it figures”
I remember riding in my aunt Andie’s red convertible miata with the top down and blasting Alanis Morissette’s Ironic. I’ve had those lyrics memorized since I was 10 years old and never really got why having rain on your wedding day would be considered ironic.
The rain that fell on Mckenzie & Jared’s wedding day couldn’t have been more perfect. Personally, I think the rain was a needed start for their new life together. They traveled a bumpy and exhausting ride to get to the finish line. Waiting and waiting and hiccup after hiccup trying to get the green light to be sealed in the Ogden Utah temple. Finally, clearance came and with a week’s notice, they were married for all time and eternity.
The bride had two very special men to share this day with. Her husband and son (from a previous marriage). Both guys looked at her with such loving and adoring eyes.
I came prepared with 10 clear umbrella’s to help ward off any unwanted droplets. Luckily right as the happy couple were about to exit, the rain slowed to a trickle. The rain was symbolic. It washed away all the negative obstacles and started this couple on a fresh and clean note.
Mckenzie & Jared’s Ogden Utah Temple wedding was in June. It hadn’t rained all summer, but mother nature decided this would be the day to rain. However, the weather didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits!
This wedding was probably the closest thing you’ll get to an LDS elopement. Due to a previous marriage, the couple had to wait for the proper clearance to be sealed in the temple to each other. They picked a date that seemed far enough in the future. It wasn’t. They kept waiting and waiting for the call, but it never came. Turns out, the paperwork had been lost in a large pile on the desk of whomever needed to approve their sealing. After finally getting the green light, they scheduled their date for that week! Friends, family and me (the photographer) adjusted plans and made it work! I was so happy for these two and impressed with their patience 😉