Goodbye from Miss Mink

This is the last time I’ll be writing to you as Miss Mink. I have to admit that the week leading up to our wedding hasn’t been what I expected. As the various weather forecasts started to line up and agree, we had to define what had been a fairly vague rain plan.

I’m a little ashamed to admit it, but I’ve shed some tears in the last 48 hours over the weather and the changes to our plans. My main wishes for this day were to get married outdoors, with the Blue Ridge Mountains behind us, and to have my dog present. Thankfully, our venue briefly lifted their “no dogs inside” rule so Junior Mink can be part of our ceremony. However, getting married outdoors seems impossible right now.

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Screen shot from Accuweather.com

I wish I could write a dreamy, bliss-filled “morning of my wedding” post like other bees have done before me, but I feel I have to be real.

So, goodbye from a sad Miss Mink. While I’m thrilled to be marrying Mr. Mink and am looking forward to tonight, I’m very sad that everything from our pictures to our decor (corn hole in the rain, anyone?) will be negatively affected by the rain.

BLOGGER

Mrs. Mink

Location:
Charlottesville, Virginia
Wedding Date:
June 2012

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    almostmrsj 3243 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:25 pm

    I’ll be thinking no-rain thoughts for you and anyone else marrying this weekend!

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    FutureMrsKamilDark 303 posts, Helper bee @ 2:35 pm

    ((hugs))
    I’m so sorry about the rain, Miss Mink! I’m sure that everything will still turn out beautifully. Best wishes for your wedding!

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    Georgia Bee 1743 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:43 pm

    You have had such a wonderful wedding planning experience. Your details are so beautiful–can’t wait to see your pictures.

    Any photographer will tell you that rainy days make the best photos. If you haven’t already, google “rainy day wedding photography” for some amazing photos.

    Good luck to you. I’ll pray for good weather!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 2:46 pm

    I was thinking of you as I saw the forecast for today, but I know you will make the most of it and it will still be absolutely wonderful day! Congrats and enjoy your day Miss Mink!

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:49 pm

    I’m so sorry for the weather Miss Mink, but I’m sure your wedding will be beautiful.

    Have a happy day and lots of fun, you’re getting married today!!!

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    amethystmeg 235 posts, Helper bee @ 2:52 pm

    You’re wedding is going to be beautiful and I am wishing that the storms give you an opening so you can dry off those guest chairs and get your ceremony in. Hopefully the clouds with give you some amazing pictures!!!

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    bRooklynRocks 4048 posts, Honey bee @ 3:19 pm

    I’m so sorry about the rain Ms. Mink. I hope it is ‘scattered’ and hopefully, if you have an evening wedding, you could take some pictures when there is no rain. I am crossing my fingers and hoping for that for you. However, you have had so many amazing details that you have planned for your reception that I can’t wait for your recaps and I’m sure they will be amazing. I really am sorry about the rain. I know how disappointing that may be but honestly, I’m sure your wedding is going to be great no matter what)

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    luvmyDwight 1438 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:25 pm

    I feel your pain. At least you have a back up plan.
    I didn’t and people left pretty much right after our ceremony and dinner. Our ceremony and reception was planned from 5pm to 11pm. 90% of the 100+ guests were gone by 7:30. :( The wedding was completely over by 8:30.

    It’s ok that you have shed tears over the weather. Those feelings are completely valid.

    I hope and pray everything turns out wonderful as I’m sure they will. Try and enjoy your day and your new husband. Best of luck.

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    Mrs. Bear Cheese Pie 1577 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:30 pm

    Hopefully it will just rain in other areas, and you’ll get to have the wedding of your dreams. If not, by the end of the day, you’ll still be married! Early congratulations!

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    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:34 pm

    I’m sorry the weather outlook is not so great. I have enjoyed following your planning journey so much and I know you are going to have an amazing wedding. Crossing my fingers that the weather holds up until after your ceremony. Have a thrilling wedding day and I can’t wait to hear all about it

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    scadadle15 1043 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:36 pm

    Don’t lose hope. The forcast for our wedding kept changing. The night before the wedding I checked it one last time and at 1:00am it said rain. Then I woke up the next day and it had changed to no rain at all! It was a perfect day.

    No matter what it will be beautiful but try not to get too obsessed with the weather forcast. It’s never accurate!

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    frenchtoast 298 posts, Helper bee @ 3:38 pm

    aww I’m sorry Mink, but don’t feel bad that you’re sad about it. It’s completely valid.. Trust me, I know, because it rained cats & dogs on my wedding day. While I still wish to this day that it could have been different, nothing could change the fact that I was able to marry my best friend.

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    Pink Penguin 144 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:40 pm

    Sending sunny thoughts your way! The others are right though – if you can get a break in the actual rainfall, colours in photos are much more vibrant after the rain. Have you got some cute wellies in your wedding colours?! Whatever the weather though you’ll be Mrs Mink by the end of the day! x

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    bride2beeva28 384 posts, Helper bee @ 3:50 pm

    From one VA bride to another, I’m so sorry Miss Mink :( The weather has been just awful today here, and you have my sympathies. Keep in mind, though, that at the end of the day you will be married and that is what matters.

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    bride2beeva28 384 posts, Helper bee @ 3:55 pm

    I forgot to add for the non-DC metro bees that unfortunately we’ve been having torrential downpours all afternoon and the entire area is under tornado watch. This isn’t a case of isolated spot showers :(

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    laurn88 607 posts, Busy bee @ 4:03 pm

    I’ve heard from some weather studying friends that it should be clear, but not very warm tomorrow, *fingers crossed* for you!! This was for the NRV, so you guys will hopefully have the same!

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    LaughLines 346 posts, Helper bee @ 4:04 pm

    Oh, Miss Mink, my heart goes out to you with this weather. But I have a feeling that your wedding will still be magical – the decor, ceremony, dinner, dancing, music, and love of family and friends. My best to you, Mr. Mink, and Junior, too (glad he will be by your side).

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    laurn88 607 posts, Busy bee @ 4:04 pm

    @laurn88: *facepalm* I skipped over the tonight part. It’s cleared up here, I hope you guys catch a break in it :(

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    mekitty1 7 posts, Newbee @ 4:14 pm

    sorry for the sad news :(

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    parasol 2955 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:26 pm

    Congrats, Mink! And I do appreciate your honesty. It is totally OK to feel letdown by this particular aspect of your wedding day while still being so excited to marry Mr. M. I’m still crossing my fingers for some blue skies, even if just for a bit, and the most beautiful and wonderful wedding day ever!

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    WillyNilly, Guest @ 4:37 pm

    Clouds make the most beautiful sunsets Mink!!! Keep your chin and umbrella up and have a great time! :)

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    Katie98 152 posts, Blushing bee @ 4:38 pm

    That looks like the forecast for Key West! People keep telling me that it is good luck to have rain on your wedding day. So I wish you the best of luck (rain or shine). I have enjoyed reading your posts.
    The biggest piece of advice I have gotten is don’t sweat the small stuff, especially the things that you cannot change. It will be great and its your day and you need to enjoy it!

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    luv2puppies 145 posts, Blushing bee @ 4:55 pm

    It’ll be blue skies tomorrow for ya cause that’s when we’re taking our e-pics – gosh darnit (we’re in NoVA)!!! Good luck!! Best wishes!!!

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    jaguar 6146 posts, Bee Keeper @ 4:57 pm

    Hang in there Miss Mink!

    Doesn’t matter what the weather turns out like, you’ll have an amazing day.

    Spoken by the bride who got completed and utterly rained out on her wedding day… but still loved it. :)

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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:44 pm

    Hope it clears up for y’all! Congrats :)

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 5:53 pm

    I hope the sun shone for you!!

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    beanstalk 770 posts, Busy bee @ 6:33 pm

    congratulations!!! I know your wedding is going to be beautiful no matter of the weather!!!

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    Scottish 78 posts, Worker bee @ 7:02 pm

    No worries, embrace how you feel, it’s totally OK! And by the end of your wedding you will feel so different (and better) that you will barely remember these icky feelings! :)

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    hardtoconcentrate 4152 posts, Honey bee @ 7:11 pm

    I’m so sorry about the rain. From a fellow Cville winery bride longing for the Blue Ridge mountains in the ceremony background, I completely get your disappointment. But your day is going to be phenomenal and you’re going to wake up tomorrow married to the man of your dreams. Have a wonderful wedding day and I can’t wait wait to hear about it!

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    msfairy 976 posts, Busy bee @ 7:37 pm

    Oh no! :( I know it will all still be beautiful, but I do feel your pain. I’ve loved reading about your planning process and can’t wait to see how gorgeous everything turns out :)

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    hisbahamamama 994 posts, Busy bee @ 8:05 pm

    I’m sitting here (in Hampton Roads) listening to the storms, worrying about the tornado they said just hit Hampton and my outside wedding here in September. FI is upset I stress about it but I can’t imagine being in your shoes. I’ve been thinking about having corn hole like you as well as other details and I know that’s not the point of the wedding day but it’s still a lot of hard work, time and money. You’re day is still going to be amazing and your so lucky to have an indoor plan (we don’t have one) I’m anxiously awaiting pictures and trying not to worry about the weather. You know it changes seasons hourly around here so there’s no telling.

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    hisbahamamama 994 posts, Busy bee @ 8:08 pm

    Wait if your wedding was today then the rain held off till about 3 and I don’t know what time your ceremony was but you might have still made it

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    bridesmomma 451 posts, Helper bee @ 8:17 pm

    I am hoping the weather predictions are all wrong!!! I definitely know how you feel, and it is very heartbreaking to deal with uncertain weather the days leading to your wedding! Thank you for your honesty! xoxo

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 8:32 pm

    I’m so sorry for the rain and storm potential, Miss (now Mrs.!!) Mink. I’m excited to hear about everything, but I definitely understand the upset – I, too, would be so ‘down’ over it. I’m sure, though, that you still had a blast even with the address stress and disappointment(s). Sending hugs your way!

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    priyathescientist 1514 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:23 pm

    Congratulations, Miss Mink! I’m so happy for you! And, I am sorry about the rain. It’s a total bummer. But, I can only imagine how artistic and romantic your rain-struck pictures are going to be. You are going to make a beautiful bride! I hope you and your soon-to-be husband have a BLAST!

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    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:52 am

    Congratulations Mink!! :)

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    Dandelion D 1607 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:14 am

    Your posts have served as a huge inspiration for my outside wedding that has absolutely no rain plan as of yet. So, I appreciate the reality check!

    However, I will be doing my no rain dance and send up dry and sunny prayers!

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    madtowngirl 1787 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:50 am

    Miss Mink, I’m so sorry—but your day WILL be beautiful and filled with love, laughter, great family and friends!! I’m praying the rain doesn’t stay long and you’ll get the beautiful sun this afternoon! :) xo

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    cicijapan 263 posts, Helper bee @ 5:47 pm

    Sending out positive energy that the weather stays clear!

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    Eileen, Guest @ 6:55 pm

    Your wedding was amazing…Congratulations! All the wonderful details, fabulous food, spectacular location, a groom looking great in his tux and the most beautiful bride. Rain? With all that going on, who noticed that? All the best to both of you!

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    MrsKeAloha 1044 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:31 am

    I hope you look back without any “it should’ve been”. Life is never planned and a little rain only reminds us to value the sunshine.

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    coyote 1565 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:32 am

    Oh Mink, I am sure that despite the rain you had an absolutely beautiful wedding day. I have been following your journey from day one and I know that a little (ok, maybe a lot) of rain wouldn’t keep you from having the most amazing day! Many congratulations Mink!!

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