Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Snowy Weddings

The 2009 Blizzard:

On Saturday, December 19th, I woke up to a very snowy outdoors.Here is a picture of what my house looked like:

I happen to be away from home on Saturday, visiting a close friend in Richmond, VA. The snow was just as bad there (I took the photo below from her balcony) and we were watching the news all day. An interesting story caught my attention.


The show must go on:

The local news station made an on-air call to a Richmond bride-to-be. The woman, whose wedding was scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. amidst the blizzard, said everything was going according to plan. Believe it or not, most of her out-of-town guests had arrived before the snowfall, the catering company was on site at the venue, and a friend was making the cake. This bride didn't have a worry in the world! She said they were happy it snowed, because it was the first time one of their guests had ever seen snow (let alone, snow in these amounts)!

Blizzard + Wedding = Beautiful

This wasn't the first story I had heard of a blizzard wedding. Aaron's mom, Paulette had her wedding the day after a treacherous blizzard back in the 70s. At first, she was was really upset that it snowed and she thought that none of her guests would be able to make it. To her relief, the wedding was uninterrupted by the snow storm. She says it was actually a more beautiful wedding because of the snow. She says she'll never forget the icicles everywhere and the pure, white blanket of snow that surrounded the church.

Isn't there always a silver lining?

There is something magical about snow at Christmas. I don't know if it's the carols, the bright lights shining off of decorated houses, school and work cancellations, or being with family; whatever it is, I think there is a piece of us all that loves the snow and loves this time of year. I liken it to when I feel a cold sting through my boots. I remember that same feeling as a kid, but not caring--just wanting to make the most of the snow...

Like these brides:

{Photo credit: Mthree Studio Photography}

{Photo credit: Calla Evans Photography}

{Photo credit: Jane Lee Photography}



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