A ‘two-fer’ today

I try to give good advice, which of course is easy, and cheap! Anyone can GIVE advice, it’s living it that’s difficult.

Today I want to blend two favorite topics of mine: being true to yourself and rain.

Embracing the rain!

Embracing the rain!

As you know, if you are getting married outdoors you really need a good backup plan. If it rains, and really rains, it’s kind of a no-brainer. You’ll be inside. It’s the ‘ify’ weather, the light drizzle, the misting, the forecast that is unclear – this is the challenge.

So, this past weekend I arrived at the very beautiful and interesting Glasbern Inn on just such a day. It was misty, overcast and questionable. The outdoor wedding site was not exactly near the indoor wedding site. The bride made the decision to be outdoors. And, you’ll not be surprised to hear, it rained right in the middle of the ceremony.

Here’s the important part – the couple really didn’t mind. And this is the other half of my topic today – KNOW YOURSELF. This couple was very clear that they didn’t care if it drizzled a bit on their ceremony. When it started coming down I called for an umbrella and someone seemed to magically show up and hold one over us. Guests were also given umbrellas when they sat down for the ceremony. As we really began to feel those drops, I skipped ahead to the vows, rings and pronouncement, and we did it.

Umbrellas at the ready!

Umbrellas at the ready!

The downside was that I didn’t get to read some of the great things we’d worked on for their ceremony. But the important thing was that they were married, and they were happy. I cannot speak for the guests and how they may have felt (not everyone had an umbrella) but for me, I didn’t mind because… they didn’t mind.

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