bride looks out window to rainbow before cermony
October 23, 2015

Rain or Shine- How to Prepare for a Rainy Wedding Day


Planning a summer wedding in Colorado? If you are, take a look at Brittany and Nick’s rainy wedding, these two are proof that you can plan everything perfectly, have mother nature throw you a curve ball and still hit it out of the park with your wedding! You just have to accept that Colorado weather truly can change in 5 minutes and be ready for it.

Summer weddings in Colorado are always a bit of a gamble. The weather here is quite gorgeous most of the time, unless of course you plan to have your wedding ceremony between 2:00 and 7:00PM and any day between May and August. If you are from the mile high state then you know that there is a better than average chance that the thunderstorms will come rolling off the Rocky Mountain Front Range and right up onto your ceremony.

That is why you need to plan like Brittany and Nick. They chose a wedding venue (Windsong Estate) that has a inside and outside option. When the clouds roll in you need a backup plan with plenty of room for you and your guests. Then you need to handle the change of plans as well as these two did. Of course they were disappointed that they didn’t get their wedding in the Colorado sun, but the rainy wedding was beautiful and amazing all the same. Oh and they got a rainbow!

If you are planning a Colorado wedding be prepared; have a venue that can handle it and maybe, more importantly, hire a photographer that is un-phased by sudden changes in the plan, or shooting in the rain for that matter. We just happen to know two of those type of photographer!

blue sky silhouettes wedding party at altar

weather check by father of the groom

stolen peek at groom

ring bearer drags sign down the aisle at ceremony

father and son deliberate weather delay

black and white looking down aisle during ceremony

post wedding firework show kiss

Eric Bellamy
Wedding Photojournalist at Stark Bellamy Photography
Eric Bellamy is an award-winning photojournalist whose work has appeared on the likes of ESPNHS, the New York Times, Denver Post and more. He now focuses on editorial-style wedding photography and portraiture. He lives with his wife and children, and enjoys climbing rock and ice as well as sampling good wine and food in Northern Colorado.