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Congratulations Korie & Paul! Rainy Wedding Day | Nashville & Destination Wedding Photographer

July 7, 2015

Nashville wedding photographer, Melanie Grady photography, Rainy wedding day photography

I don’t care what anyone says, photographing a bride and groom in the rain can be awesome.  I always tell my couples to have coordinating umbrellas ready for every bridesmaid at the wedding if there is more than a 20% chance of rain on their wedding day.  Then each bridesmaid can share their umbrella with a groomsmen, the bride and groom have a cute umbrella for themselves, and I always carry a few in the trunk for myself just in case.  Some of my favorite wedding portraits of my career were taken with umbrellas.

Korie and Paul got extra lucky on their wedding day.  Not only did they have rain (good luck), but they had off-and-on rain, which allowed us to get their entire bridal party in some portraits at Round Hill Park between showers.  They didn’t all have umbrellas, so we were limited to the 5 or 10 minutes of dry skies that we had between the ceremony and the reception.  Luckily, we had enough umbrellas in my trunk and the limo to go out and take GORGEOUS portraits of Korie and Paul.  Cloudy skies act like a huge softbox diffusing the suns harsh rays, so the lighting was beautiful.

Korie and Paul were married at St. Michael’s church in Elizabeth, PA, with a reception that followed at the South Baldwin Social Hall.  Their flowers were designed and created by Flowers with Imagination.  The ladies had their hair styled by Stonewater Salon and Spa.   The fun beach inspired cake was deliciously created by the Bethel Bakery.  The guests danced the night away thanks to the awesome entertainment by Zini Produtions, Mark Zini-owner.  I hope you enjoy some of my favorite images from their day.  Oh, and Korie’s Oleg Cassini bridal gown literally brought tears to my eyes when I first took a glimpse at it.  It is absolutely brilliant!

If you’d like to be notified when the full wedding gallery is available online to order prints, please send me an email at: info@melaniegrady.com.  Thanks for being here!  🙂

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  1. Ruth adams says:

    The pictures are beautiful! I love all the creativity. You really captured the true love between them.

  2. Aw Melanie, I love those umbrella shots! What a sweet sweet looking couple! Coping with rain on a Wedding day is never easy but you made it look like it was planned, beautiful job!!

    • Thank you, Cassie!! I really appreciate that. It was pouring and then we’d wait for it to slow down a little, and then run out and shoot. So much fun! I just wish the entire bridal party had umbrellas. xoxo

  3. Brianna says:

    What a lovely rainy day wedding! You captured it perfectly!

  4. Jesscia says:

    These are great. Rain wont stop the love!!

  5. How cool!! Love the umbrella shots!

  6. Robin S says:

    They say it is good luck if it rains on your wedding day! Wishing them lots of luck! Love rainy day wedding pics. Nice job.

  7. Ashley says:

    The umbrella tip is a really great one to share with couples. Great idea!
    This is such a beautiful Nashville wedding! I love those wedding party portraits underneath the trees! So lovely!

  8. Alina says:

    What a fun and beautiful wedding!! I love the little cake toppers too

  9. Beautiful images in the rain. I am from Seattle where it rains all the time, so you have to know how to make a client look amazing in the rain, and I think you did a great job!

  10. What a beautiful wedding! You truly captured the love shared between the couple!

  11. Michelle Morgan says:

    Elizabeth, PA wedding photographer traveling from Nashville TN to capture this beautiful wedding is awesome. Love how the rain didn’t ruin their special day. You were creative and worked through it.

  12. Beth says:

    Beautiful wedding photos, love the ones on the pathway under the trees!

  13. Ashley says:

    This Nashville wedding is absolutely gorgeous! The little touches clearly show the bride & groom’s personalities, especially the adirondack chair cake topper! I love that you went out in the rain to get those beautiful bride & groom images, thank goodness for umbrellas!!

  14. Christine D says:

    I would rather deal with rain on a wedding day than full sun. The lighting for these outdoor wedding portraits was perfect, and the rain helped saturate the colors. You captured so many beautiful images at this PA wedding!

  15. Doru says:

    Chicago gets a lot of rain lately so we get the same issue. You did a good job capturing the day through your vision.

  16. tracy says:

    What gorgeous images! How awesome of this couple to brave the rain – the light was beautiful and it was so worth a few raindrops! Nashville looks like such an amazing place for a wedding.

  17. I enjoyed this gallery and even more when I saw that they didn’t let a little rain ruin their special day. You obviously were the perfect photographer for this Nashville wedding! http://Www.jlritt.com

  18. Leslie F says:

    What a great memories and such crisp classic timeless images! Great job! I bet the couple is so loving these images… I would be! 🙂 Couples should take notice of this great Nashville Wedding Photographer!

  19. Corey says:

    You captured this rainy day wedding beautifully! Love this barn in Nashville – such a beautiful wedding venue!

  20. Jamie says:

    Looks like a great wedding even with the rain! Just lovely!

  21. Kathy says:

    Gorgeous Nashville wedding! I love the rain shots too! You have to embrace the day and I love that you take it all in stride, many other photographers would not have done portraits in the rain. Great job!

  22. What a beautiful Nashville Wedding, what a cool venue location this super couple had for their reception. Very fitting for a Nashville wedding photographer.

  23. wow. absolutely beautiful. i just LOVE your positive attitude about the rain. something SOOOOOO important with photography. the umbrella shots with the bride and groom are most most favorite. you did a LOVELY job!

  24. Stacy says:

    you rocked the rain! Lovely!

  25. China says:

    Beautiful bride! Love the images in the rain. Perfection!

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