Night Wedding In the Rain
Mr. & Mrs. Usher
This day was nothing short of magic for these high school sweethearts. This not only was one of our most rewarding weddings we’ve ever been a part of, but also our most challenging— in a good way. When we first met with Anna, she told us her dream was to get married at night underneath a tree drenched in cafe lights & this is exactly what happened, but with rain too…which made it even better to be honest.
Anna and Connor decided to do a first look earlier in the day, so they could have some portraits together, and with their friends in daylight. They told their guests the wedding started at 7pm, but their guests were surprised with a cocktail hour instead. An hour and so later, the ceremony started at “sunset”, I put that in quotes because it was pouring down rain, so there wasn’t really a sunset at all haha. Jonathan and I started to shoot the beginning of the ceremony with umbrellas in one hand, but it wasn’t working out so we ditched them. We were soaked and I remember just hoping that my camera wouldn’t give out on me. We cried more during this ceremony than we have at any other ceremony we’ve ever been a part of. Anna’s best friend passed away a few years ago, but I think we could all feel her presence there with us. Anna carried her ashes next to her heart, the last bridesmaid down the isle carried her best friends bouquet and gave it to her best friends mom. I cried when I saw the bouquet, but I was bawling during Connor’s vows. He shared with her things he had never told her and the exact moment he knew Anna was the one. It was the way she loved her best friend during such difficult times. When they were announced husband and wife, and walking back down the isle, it was pitch black outside.
This wedding is very special, it’s unlike anything we’ve ever been a part of, and it’s one of our favorite stories we’ve ever had the privilege to tell. We love you, Anna and Connor.
They started looking down at all of the grasshoppers hahahahaha. Then we found a penny and they put it in Anna’s shoe.