You may have heard that it’s good luck to have rain on your wedding day, but not everyone knows the answer as to why. In 2021 there were an estimated 1.9 million weddings, most happened with decent weather I’m sure, but how many got rained out?
Lilah and Palmer got married at an adorable wedding venue up Millcreek Canyon, conveniently known as Millcreek inn. Located just 15 minutes East of civilization, just far enough into the woods that smart phone cease to reach a signal. In a culture dominated by notifications from social media apps, text messages, and work emails, a few hours of solitude is sometimes exactly what is needed to reset before going back into the world.
The rain started out as a slow drizzle, but erupted into a heavy pour shortly after the guests arrived, but not a single person complained about the weather. Everyone had reason, and the time to complain, but the family gathered around the fire inside, and the heat lamps outside to keep warm as they enjoyed each others’ company. The ceremony happened almost exactly on time, which is extremely rare. The family even had adorable umbrellas to keep from getting too wet, little did they know it would add a perfect ambiance to their formal photos.
So the million dollar question, why is it good luck to have rain on your wedding day? It’s good luck because it signifies that your marriage will last. Getting married is often referred to as Tying The Knot, and a knot that becomes wet is extremely hard to untie – therefore, when you “tie the knot” on a rainy day, your marriage is supposedly just as hard to unravel!
On top of being good luck, tying the knot on a rainy day can make for some beautiful pictures as well. The precipitation certainly makes for some soggy camera gear, but if the photographers are equipped with rain gear to keep their cameras dry, the photography should be something awesome to add to their portfolio.