Thursday, September 15, 2011

Rainy Garden Wedding || Harding Allen Estate || Bev & Matt

Though you've already seen what the amazingly delicious desert table looked like at Bev & Matt's wedding, I wanted to share a little more! Once again, it took place at the Harding Allen Estate in Barre MA. I had a chance to photograph some of the property before the rain started. There are vibrant florals all around the main building and also in Beverly's hair that I had to capture! We did have a chance to take some images outside after the rain passed by, but not after I put an umbrella over their heads and made them walk around for a minute or two! If you didn't see it on my facebook post -- below the images is a little piece of writing that goes along with the sentiment of rain being good luck on your wedding day!

Rain on Your Wedding Day (by unknown source)

"Rain symbolizes blessings, cleansing, unity, and a new day. In some cultures it is also a symbol of fertility. Due to these positive connotations, a rainy wedding day is very often considered good.

First of all, rain signifies blessings, and everyone wants their marriage to be blessed. Blessings speak of hope and approval. There is every reason to be optimistic when you consider all the possibilities that are ahead.

Blessings also connote prosperity, both in a material and physical sense. It is therefore considered good luck if it rains on that special day, due to the hopeful expectations of a happy life.

Rain also cleanses, ever notice how fresh and clean everywhere looks after a shower of rain. Cleansing signifies the washing away of dirt, as well as the purging of things that might have sullied or tainted in the past.

After the rain, there is a clean slate that allows you to begin afresh and anew. For those getting married, a new beginning is envisioned as they embark on their life together.

In addition, rain is a sign of fertility. Water makes things grow. Many couples have the hopeful expectation that there marriage will be blessed with children. Therefore in some cultures rain on your wedding day is viewed as a sign that the couple will have many children, and of course, children are considered a blessing.

Rain on your wedding day can also signify unity. The rationale behind this stems from the reference to marriage as “tying the knot.” It is no secret that a wet knot is much harder to pull apart than a dry one, as the water makes it harder to untie. Therefore if it rains when you are “tying the knot” it suggests unity, and the creation of a stronger bond that will not easily be broken.

Generally, rain is also considered a sign of restoration. It suggests that things that might have been considered dry or dying will regain strength, due to the rain that regenerates and brings renewal.

Rain on your wedding day is in essence a mark of fortune. It is expected that the day is the dawn of a lifetime which will spill over with good luck. As we have seen, it signifies blessings and success."


Isn't that beautiful?? By the way, special thanks to my second shooter Josh Andrus for grabbing the image of the invitation (with the light falling across it so beautifully).


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Bev said...

These photos look great Amber! We're very grateful to have had you and your assistant Josh as our photographers for our big day - you both really helped us to relax, laugh, and enjoy the day.

Anonymous said...

Love the preview! Can't wait to see the finals.
Mary Jane

Kelly Sue said...

Slightly different conditions from the time I assisted you here. I think I would have prefered the rain! Love the puddle/reflection shot, among others!

Amber Shomo said...

Thanks ladies!!

Sylvia Levine said...

I really enjoyed the preview. The pictures are beautiful and romantic.
Sylvia Levine.

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