Statistically it must be raining on very few saturdays, at least in Denmark where I have been shooting most of my weddings the last couple of years.
I have had one or two weddings where the weather was not behaving at it’s best, giving a few drops of rain during the day. Never nothing much but as I said a few drops of rain.
Maybe for an hour or so and then it has stopped.
Last weekend I was shooting Lone and Heine’s beautiful wedding in Sct. Hans Kirke in Hjørring, Denmark.
When I woke up at 5.30 AM in the morning and saw the fantastic sunlight coming through the very, very light overcast I really thought that the weather would be wonderful.
Was I wrong or what!?
You know the saying: -There is no bad weather, only poor clothing. Well, It is a little hard to tell a bride to just wear a Windbreaker or a Trenchcoat or anything else that totally covers her carefully chosen Masterpiece of a wedding dress during the portrait session.
I won’t be the one doing it anyway.
Arriving at Lone’s house where she and her girls where getting ready I thought as I stepped out of the car, – Well the rain is not too bad and it will probably stop soon since it’s merely a few drops coming down.
I was wrong, again!
It kept raining all day, even though it was not more than a few drops coming, it was still raining most of the day.
Being such an optimist I was confident that the lovely umbrellas that Lone and Heine had bought just in case of rain would let us get through the portrait session without problems.
We did shoot some relaxed portraits inside the church after the ceremony just to be safe… and then we went to Sct. Knuds Kilde i Hjørring, a lovely little oasis with a small “wood” and little “lakes”, an open air theater, open grass areas and even a wishing well.
I have shot weddings in Hjørring before but this is the first time for me to be visiting Sct. Knuds Kilde, Its a very pretty place and it’s a bit like stepping into a fantasy world, it’s just missing the castle to be a complete Disney fantasy.
We drove through the “woods” on narrow roads looking for a spot to shoot in. Even though the Jaguar MKII Lone and Heine was driven in is a truly beautiful car I couldn’t help thinking that a carriage pulled by white horses would have been more appropriate considering the surroundings…
Anyway, we merely had stepped out of our rides and started shooting before the sky let it’s ports wide open and all the rain down on us. I mean it was massive, it nearly hurt when the rain drops hit my head.
I must say that Lone and Heine was so relaxed and totally cool about it and they were just laughing. We did get some good shots before we had to bail for the cars and drive to the reception. It almost resembled a trash the dress session held a bit to early…
The light can often be fantastic when it’s raining and this time was no exeption so we did manage to get som really good images before we drove to the reception that was held at Løkkens Vei Kro just outside of the very popular resort Løkken in the northern parts of Jylland.
At the reception I went on with my thing, capturing real life photos of the couple and their guests who were continuing having a great wedding day.
Lone and Heine, a huge thank you for having me shoot your wedding, I really enjoyed being a part of your wedding day, capturing all those wonderful moments in real life. Your album is on it’s way to the album company, I’m sure that you will love it.
Here are some information about things and places that the couple choose to make a part of their wedding day:
Brudekjolen : Alt til bruden i Dybvad
Brudens sko: Lilly i Aalborg
Brudens hår og make up er lavet af hendes veninde Marianne Lindrup Sørensen. Det var ikke bare et flot stykke arbejde, hun har også lavet et rigtigt godt håntværk da frisuren holdte sig mindst så lang tid jeg var sammen med brudeparret selv om vi var ude i det værste regnvejr.
Gommens tøj: Butler i Aalborg
Gommens sko: Bianco
Brudebuket + knaphulsblomster: Mimosa, Hjørring
Vielsen: Sct. Hans Kirke i Hjørring
Reception og fest: Løkkens Vejkro www.loekkensvejkro.dk
Alberts tøj: Abra Kadabra i Aalborg + Name it + Look at Me i Aalborg
Kirkepynt: Lavet af Sct. Hans Kirkes graver
My favorite images from the day: