On September 30, 2017 it rained in Stonington, CT on this beautiful farm. It rained pretty hard all day. Most people might think that rain on a wedding day is a bummer, some might think it’s a good omen. Whatever the ideas are about a rainy wedding day could not have prepared me for the magic that came together on Ashley & Sam’s wedding day.
At Pearl Weddings & Events we talk about how a wedding is so much more than just decorations, tiny details or exquisite design elements. I mean, don’t get me wrong, we get very exciting about those pretty detailed pieces to the day and we love them. However, in the end no matter what your day looks like you are marrying the person you love. There is no thing more beautiful than LOVE itself.
So it rained on Ashley & Sam’s wedding day. We walked through the rehearsal the night before thinking we were going to have their ceremony out in the farm fields. The fields are foraged by Ashley, owner of Pine & Petal, and she felt a deep connection to having an outdoor ceremony. But the rain would just not let up. About 30 minutes before her ceremony we had to make the call to bring the wedding into the horse barn. And that we did. With the help of the amazing team from Hana Floral we were able to bring her ceremony into the horse barn, no problem.
There was a bit of a delay to the ceremony but with the help of the great bartenders from Engine Room, we were able to keep the guest warm and hydrated.
It may take a team of phenomenal vendors to pull of what we did that day but more importantly, it takes two people who are madly in LOVE to allow such beautiful space to be made for their day, no matter the circumstances.
The guest huddled in the horse barn chatting and keeping warm and the ceremony went off without a hitch! It was perfect, it was beautiful, and it was dry and warm. Right after the ceremony the rain stopped, just in time for the tented outdoor reception. And to our surprise, there were rainbows! The sun was shinning and people were having a blast.
It was one of the greatest weddings this year because it was completely based off of LOVE. Congrats to Ashley & Sam for a lifetime of happiness and partnership. Rain, sunshine and rainbows came through on your day. If you ask us, that is the best omen yet. <3
Head over to our gallery to see more pictures from Ashley & Sam’s wedding day.
VENDORS || Photographer | Read McKendree || Florist | Hana Floral || DJ | Brian Cater || Food Truck | Paco’s Tacos || Bartender | Engine Room || Rentals | Peak Event Services || Tent | Sperry Tent || Farm Tables & Chairs | Pine & Petal || Dress | Rue De Seine Bridal || Bridal Store | Ceremony Bridal || Raw bar | Blue Rocks Catering || Hair | Beehive Salon || Ceremony Music | Mike Suddes ||