All day, it was cloudy…. But the rain held off…. Until the worst possible moment…..
Everyone kept talking about how it looked like it was going to rain, but throughout the day, it all managed to stay away, which was great, because it allowed us to capture prep footage with Kelsey and Jason, Photos with the wedding party, and even an epic first look in downtown Charleston.
Everything was set up for the ceremony and all was going well. Sure, people were preparing for the rain and it had sprinkled a little bit here and there, but we’d been lucky so far, so no worries. Then it happened. As everyone was lining up for the processional, it started to rain a little bit. No problem. But then, by the time Kelsey and her father walked down the aisle, it had turned into a full-bore, no-mercy kind of rain. The wedding coordinators sprang into action and started handing out umbrellas, and while most couples would have freaked out, I never saw Kelsey and Jason’s attitude damper. The whole time, they kept smiling and kept going. The rain didn’t matter. The officiant kept going, even making light of the situation, the guests kept smiling and Kelsey and Jason couldn’t be happier to be standing there with each other. In fact, it even worked out perfectly for one of the lines in their vows, as you’ll see in the video. You really couldn’t have written a better line for Kelsey to say in that moment and everybody else even found the humor in the irony. Just watching this couple and seeing the way they looked at each other during their vows, despite the craziness going on was truly awesome. As unexpected as the rain was, it really couldn’t have worked out in a more perfect way.
Of course, it stopped raining almost immediately as they began their recessional, because that’s how things work out sometimes 🙂 But it paved the way for an amazing night for their reception. Between the toasts and the dancing, it was one heck of a celebration for these two and we are so glad we were able to be a part of telling their story.
Kelsey and Jason, thank you so much for inviting us to be a part of your wedding day. Looking back on it has been such a joy and i hope the two of you enjoy reliving that day for years to come.
Bride: Kelsey Ruden
Groom: Jason Davis
Ceremony Venue: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens – Charleston, SC
Reception Venue: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens – Charleston, SC
Bride Prep: The Nicholas Trott House – Charleston, SC
Groom Prep: The Restoration – Charleston, SC
Wedding Videographer: Artifice Films – Greenville, SC