Some of you may remember, the week (okay, 10 days to be exact) leading up to my wedding were full of worry. When we began looking at venues we had discussed the possibility of rain. Each time I brought it up, vendors would laugh at such a preposterous thought–”It never rains in Palm Springs. It’s the desert, you know!”
Well, at 10 days prior to the event, the forecast showed a 60% chance of rain. Every morning I dutifully turned on the computer to see what weather.com had to offer (as I became desperate, the ritual expanded to two other sites: msnweather & accuweather). Each day it fluctuated (anywhere between 20% and 70% chance of showers). What became obvious was that we did need to create a contingency plan.
A few days before the event (and between mild fits of hysteria… okay, that’s a bit dramatic but I will confess that some tears were involved), we decided to have the wedding tented. We’d have to have a tent over the ceremony as well as one for the reception. Originally, I was devastated–this wasn’t at all what I had envisioned in my countless daydreams! Fortunately, with the help of my extremely dedicated (and patient!) vendors, they helped create an atmosphere that even made it look like we’d intended to have tents.
Here’s how the tents came out:
In order to console myself, I insisted on getting a fancy umbrella and some rain boots, just in case. That way I would go out in style! Though there was some frenzy on getting my umbrella on time, the amazing Bella Umbrella shipped it to me and saved the day.
My beautiful umbrella:
As luck would have it, the weather was beautiful! The sun came out early in the morning and the rain didn’t come until 11pm (and it was really just mist). Nevertheless, I had to take a few shots with my lovely umbrella. Whenever I see these photos it reminds me of what a beautiful day (in every way) it was–and how silly it was to get so caught up in the forecast!
(All photos credited to Michael Graham)