Wednesday, 27 June 2012


Rosamund and Batch
© photo Emily Piti

Lets face it. We simply can't rely on the English weather! You can spend months planning the wedding and it all goes to pot when the heavens open and the rain comes down. Recently a good friend of my sister's got married. Rosamund and Batch (above) both dressed in Senegal wedding clothes on their wedding day look so fantastic and happy walking in the rain in this photograph taken by my sister. Their beautiful daughter, Sorda, is dressed in white and the maid of honour, also dressed in a Senegal dress, is holding an Ella Doran umbrella (Sunlight through leaves). This photo made me think about weddings in the rain and how there are so many beautiful things to help cope with the rain in style.

I really love this wedding photoshoot (above and below) taken in the rain by Del Sol Photography They are just stunning. A quote from Melissa of Del Sol says: 

"We always tell our couples who are concerned about mother nature's wild ways - remember that none of these amazing and artful images would have been possible with out a little of mother nature's interference. No use in worrying about something you don't have any control of - instead lets make art out of it".

I love the idea of Melissa's to make art out of the rain. I started to look around for styling ideas, to see who was dong what. This umbrella decoration (below) certainly makes a change from ballons, lanterns or pompoms. Plus, hoprfully if it does rain some lucky people underneath may be covered!

Here, (below) Hostess with the Mostess has tied ornate umbrellas to the outdoor lights.

I love this idea by the stylist:  The Little Wedding Helper to create a walkway leading to the church with umbrellas. Then on the way out of the service guest can help themselves to an umbrella to watch the wedding photographs being taken.

The bride can really enjoy finding herself a great umbrella to be photographed holding.

If you are looking for a stylish umbrella, well then it simply has to be the range by designer  Ella Doran below.  

Umbrellas by Ella Doran

From Intimate Weddings cocktails with umbrellas on arrival at the reception.

Umbrella Place names from Timeless Paper.
I love this idea from Sparkle and Hay of using a mix of umbrellas to decorate the inside the marquee.

Umbrella wedding favours from Wilton below.

Umbrella themed wedding invitations by Vintage Invites.

From Craftstertying umbrella to fairy lights (below), only this time mini cocktail umbrellas, is a great way to have place names over the tables at the reception.

This wedding cake topper (below) from Top Cake Toppers is just perfect for a wedding in the rain. 
I love it.

More weddings in the rain styling from The Little Wedding Helper. Large colourful umbrellas for the bridesmaid and plants/flowers in side wellington boots at the reception's entrance.
As for wellingtons! I love this photo below by Rachel Rose Photography. It captures such a great moment in time, plus I love the lilac colour boots!

Hunters do a wonderful range of wellington boots in all sorts of fantastic colours. You can select which ever colour fits your colour scheme.

They also have a wedding wellington in white. Perfect.
Wellington Boot designer Tamara Henriques has some really lovely designs. Below is a sample taken from her vintage prints range.


  1. Fantastic .. great work ion collating these!
    I seem to photograph more weddings in the rain than in the sunshine in the UK!

  2. Awesome pictures! I just loved reading your blog how i wish I would be able to marry in rain as it makes your wedding even more romantic than ever.

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  3. Amazing photography!!! Everything looked BEAUTIFUL…especially the bride!!

  4. You must have spent hours creating this roundup of ideas! Great inspiration...thanks!

  5. I had just made a comment on twitter last week about someone's lovely wedding wellies and then I found you had put this post together which is absolutely stunning.Love the lilac bridesmaids theme x

  6. Parasols are really great wedding decoration favors. They look so beautiful when are arranged on the ceiling. I also liked the images of the parasols/umbrellas posted in this post. See here parasols for wedding