Mr. & Mrs. Mink…After the Rain

Hello, hive!  I wrote my last post 10 days ago in tears over the horrible weather that was affecting much of the mid-Atlantic on our wedding day. Though I’m usually an optimist, I was convinced we would be completely rained out pretty early in the week. Everyone from Mr. Mink to our venue staff to people posting online was convinced that the rain would hold off.

The rain did not hold off. It was really bad at times. I’ll share the pictures to prove it in the coming days. However, the perk of enduring a severe storm is the amazing sky that follows.


Photo by Ben Ward of Ben Ward Photography / Used with permission

If you believe Mr. Shakespeare’s idea that all’s well that ends well, then it was a perfect day. I’m so happy to be back to tell you all about it!


Mrs. Mink

Charlottesville, Virginia
Wedding Date:
June 2012
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  1. elk Member
    elk 320 posts, Helper bee @ 5:49 pm

    gorgeous!! can’t wait to see more!

  2. elephant Member
    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 5:57 pm

    Amazing shot!!! Can’t wait to hear about your wedding day!

  3. trailmix Member
    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 5:58 pm

    Wowzas, that’s an amazing photo!

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    booradley 2467 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:58 pm

    As a fellow Virginia bride, your updates are always my favorite. I was in DC that day and kept checking the radar to see if the rain would miss Cville- hope that’s not too crazy!
    Your photo is beautiful, can’t wait for more. Congrats Mrs. Mink :)

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    ZoetheMrs 907 posts, Busy bee @ 6:02 pm

    Gorgeous photo, Mrs. Mink! Makes me miss C-Ville even more :-)

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    StarryNight2011 3250 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:05 pm

    Stunning photo! Looking forward to seeing the recaps! Congrats! :)

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    KHawkins 21 posts, Newbee @ 6:13 pm

    Being close to C’ville, I know what you were up against. I am happy that, despite the horrible storm, you were able to get such an amazing photo.

  8. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:17 pm

    Gorgeous photo!! Can’t wait to hear more about your amazing wedding day :)

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    couawilou 7598 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 6:17 pm

    Beautiful! Can’t wait to see more and Congrats!

  10. eagle Member
    eagle 1552 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:33 pm

    I KNEW this would work out in the end! I felt so bad when I read your morning-of post. It broke my heart to read how upset you were about the rain. :(.

    But: This is an amazing photo. There are tons more to come, I’m sure!

  11. mstreasure Member
    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:36 pm

    Oh wow! What a gorgeous sunset!

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 6:40 pm

    Beautiful! I can’t wait to read more!

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    msunicorn 149 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:48 pm

    What a great photo!!! Look at that sky!

  14. msfairy Member
    msfairy 976 posts, Busy bee @ 7:10 pm

    Gorgeous!!! So excited for all of your recaps to come! :)

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    LaughLines 346 posts, Helper bee @ 7:18 pm

    Wow, that is a beautiful vista, but that sunset takes it to another level. Thank you for sharing your journey – can’t wait to see more from the day!

  16. mstoadstool Member
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:24 pm

    I knew it!! There was no way your ceremony was going to be ruined. Now you have those gourgeous pics.

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    royalpurplebride 511 posts, Busy bee @ 7:28 pm

    Wow! What an amazing picture!! I knew it would work out for you. Can’t wait to see more pics.

  18. dalmatian Member
    dalmatian 592 posts, Busy bee @ 7:34 pm

    That is seriously stunning! Can’t wait to see more pics – even the rainy ones! It rained on our day too, but some of my favorite of the pics I have seen so far involve umbrellas :)

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    priyathescientist 1514 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:35 pm

    That photo is G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S. Can’t wait to see more! :)

  20. genie Member
    genie 723 posts, Busy bee @ 7:35 pm

    That sky is stunning! I look forward to your recaps, rain or shine.

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    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 7:45 pm

    The sunset is stunning!

  22. castle Member
    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:02 pm

    Congrats MRS Mink! What a beautiful photo!

  23. msfox Member
    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:27 pm

    That sky is just stunning. So happy the day turned around for you. :)

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    clumsylawyer 1351 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:39 pm

    Wow, that photo is incredible! Looking forward to reading your recaps 😀

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    lululime 130 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:51 pm

    What a beautiful picture!! Good for you for finding the cloud’s silver lining.

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    alicia1745 1118 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:00 am

    Oh my! Simply gorgeous!!!! I can’t wait to see more!
    It looked like rain all day on our wedding day too… As frustrating as it was on the day of- the pictures turned out amazing for us too!

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    bRooklynRocks 4048 posts, Honey bee @ 6:53 am

    I cannot, simply cannot believe that you now married. How time does fly. I remember when you came on the boards newly and when you won your dress etc. I’ve followed your journey closely and I’m sure your wedding was superb. I cannot wait for recaps to start. Please don’t wait too long. And this picture is amazing!

  28. coyote Member
    coyote 1932 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:09 am

    Oh my gosh Mink… The sky and mountains in the background are so beautiful, it almost doesn’t look real! What an amazing photo.

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    bridesmomma 476 posts, Helper bee @ 10:38 am

    Wow!! What a gorgeous shot! I can’t wait to see more, especially of your wedding gown! :-)

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    FutureMrsKamilDark 303 posts, Helper bee @ 1:44 pm

    Phenomenal! So sorry you had bad weather, but that photo is stunning!

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    Mandula 24 posts, Newbee @ 5:44 pm

    OH WOW!! That is absolutely amazing. It rained all day for friends of ours wedding and they have a beautiful picture on the beach with this really vivid rainbow over them.

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    Sparkle030 196 posts, Blushing bee @ 1:27 am

    glad for you! I currently am worried about rain in the extended forecast for mine. Im in New England so I know things change.

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