I stood in Chelsea’s kitchen that morning, staring off into the woods behind their development. The woods and dark cloudy stormy skies reminded me of home. The threat for rain and storms on a wedding day is stressful enough. Let alone knowing that it’s an outdoor wedding. I grabbed my gear while double checking the weather. Small chance of rain, but nothing out of the ordinary.
As I pulled into the front yard of the church, I couldn’t help but think of the tent meetings. Especially since the church was surrounded by corn fields. And there it stood, a little brick church with a little steeple with a sign for Tabor Presbyterian Church in the front. Established? 1800. Old red hymnals with tear stains and dog eared pages. The old wooden pews were lovingly moved outside to the garden in the backyard of the church.
As the day continued, the wind picked up and the skies started to look a little darker… and then, drip… drip… drip. Oh, well little drizzles aren’t that bad at all. But, it wasn’t a little drizzle. The rain came, and the rain poured. We all stood under the tent holding our breath. It was a little over an hour until the ceremony. But just as it came, it cleared out. The sun came back out with it’s furious humidity, but it wasn’t raining. Not a cloud in the sky. The ceremony began and included blessing stones. It was the first time that I’ve seen stones used during a ceremony, but I absolutely loved the idea and would love to see another couple incorporate it in their wedding. ;)
All wedding photos were taken for Chelsea Nicole Photography.