Lindsay and Nick were married on a rainy, unseasonably cool on a private island on Bass Lake in Cleveland. The plan was to have the ceremony outside on a large open section of the land with just the lake as backdrop and then move into a huge open tent for dinner which was to be connected to an open air pavilion for dancing and dessert.
Unfortunately, Mother Nature had a different idea and gave us rain all day Saturday! So, rather than the planned outdoor ceremony, we simply moved the aisle under the big tent.
(Lindsay and Nick’s wedding weekend started out quite eventfully – during set up on Thursday, it began to rain, HARD. And the wind began to blow, HARD. We were in the pavilion and had attached tent sides to a wire. The wind began to blow so hard that we were getting soaked, we tried to hold them down, we tried to tie them down but we actually got blown over by these wild tent sides! It crossed my mind several times that it felt like we were in the middle of a hurricane – as it turns out it was a microburst which is “a sudden, severe downdraft of wind, similar in force to a tornado, but doesn’t produce a funnel cloud.”)
Lindsay told me she wanted lots of color in her wedding, especially pink – lots and lots of bright pink! We hung different sized Chinese lanterns everywhere in fuchsia, mango and white. Table cloths in bright pink, yellow and green stripes, gerbera daisies, hundreds and hundreds of twinkle lights and hanging candle lanterns made the whole wedding a feast for the eyes.
Despite the change of plans and after a little bit of disappointment, Lindsay was a gorgeous, excited, lovely bride (she looks so much like Drew Barrymore, wait until you see the pictures). She was so excited to get to Nick and get married that she practically ran to the head of the aisle with her parents.
In the end, the rain broke and it became a GORGEOUS summer evening with everyone enjoying dessert and dancing in the pavilion.
Sometimes Plan A just doesn’t work out the way you had hoped but if you have amazing friends and family, Plan B can be pretty wonderful.
Pictures of this very cool couple to come from Daryl at Falls Photography.