As much as every planner wishes they could control the weather, superstition has it – rain on a wedding day is good luck. So, as a planner what do you do when unexpected thunder clouds threaten to crash the wedding? You keep calm and make it work.

Elizabeth and Kevin’s early October wedding brought plenty of good luck as unexpected showers started early in the morning at the gorgeous Berry Hill Resort and Conference Center in South Boston, Virginia. Luckily, from the very beginning Elizabeth had her heart set on a white sail cloth tent so the reception setup was able to continue, on schedule despite the rain.

Also as luck would have it, Elizabeth and Kevin had decided to honor a longstanding family tradition and have their ceremony inside at St. John’s Episcopal Church. If that wasn’t lucky enough, the clouds parted and skies cleared just as Elizabeth dawned her wedding dress and everyone made their way to the church.

Beautiful floral elements were added to the already stunning church, and under clear skies and what felt like an entire town’s worth of family and friends, Elizabeth and Kevin both said  their “I do’s.”

Guests arrived back to Berry Hill just in time to grab a cocktail and watch the storm clouds roll in. Not a beat was missed as guests enjoyed dinner, desserts, and dancing all evening long. After thinking about it, I really don’t know if I believe in luck brought by rain on a wedding day, but I can tell you that I believe in love. And when you mix the love of two soulmates with a Planner’s love of weddings, nothing can stand in your way.

– Tara

No wedding would be possible without the help of an amazing team of vendors.

VenueBerry Hill Resort and Conference Center

FlowersPhotosynthesis

RentalsParty Reflections

PhotographerJack Looney Photography

Reception Band: Soul Expressions

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