It only rains twice a year in the North East of England, April to July and September to November, this is of course a joke, but we do spend way to much time worrying about the weather and even more so when we have an important event on the horizon. We have apps, websites, news bulletins throughout the day and we can even pop our heads out of the door.
The speed at which weather fronts move can vary and the fronts can also change direction and weaken, so the further ahead the forecast is predicting, the less reliable it is likely to be. The Michael Fish Effect, is a term used by British weathermen, which is to predict the worst case scenario to avoid embarrassment (google him for the full Fish tale).
I recently photographed a beautiful wedding at Woodhill Hall in Otterburn Northumberland. The temperature varied from 3 to -3 degrees outside, but the wedding was heart warming all day. Danny and Charlotte loved the fact that their wedding day was cold, crisp and bright and all their guests made it from Teesside to Northumberland.
The groom (Danny) was important, but the bride (Charlotte) was my priority when it came to shooting outdoors. A man in a 3 piece suit isn’t going to feel the cold as much as a lady in a stunning wedding gown. Thankfully Charlotte was brilliant and there was no way I was leaving Woodhill Hall without a selection of outdoor location images (It would have been like visiting Middlesbrough and not trying a parmo).
The moral of my ramblings is that a wedding day is a story and every story is unique, the weather will add to your day and determine how your story is told, but there will still be a start, a middle and an end.
Eat, drink and be merry…