Maddi + Zach | Romantic + Rainy Mildale Farm Wedding
“Surging waters cannot extinguish love, nor can rivers wash it away.” Ca 8:7a
Many people say that rain on your wedding day will surely dampen your spirits. And since an outdoor ceremony was Maddi’s hearts desire, rain was not a welcomed guest for this bride + groom. But, as these two wonderful souls have proven, it can be extremely uplifting and utterly romantic given the right attitude.
So if you are nervous about rain on your wedding day, take heart and note why it may just be the most beautiful moment of your life:
Zach explains, Just minutes before the ceremony, rain had begun to fall on the bridal party and those in attendance. Luckily, the guests that were seated had many umbrellas or bulletins that provided some cover, but the bridal party did not. Shelter was several hundreds of yards away, and some began to regret that we even set up the ceremony outside (with good reason). After many a long minute and a couple panic attacks, the rain began to dissipate and provided what would be a 40-minute window.
As storm clouds gathered overhead, we decided to go ahead with the ceremony, come what may. Following the family and bridal party processional, as well as the entrance of my angelic bride, everyone was seated in anticipation and slight apprehension. Then, my father began the ceremony and his words reassured me. All was as it should be.
Before tears would stream down my face during the first hymn, one of my best friends, John, read a passage from Song of Solomon (quoted above). As darker storm clouds and occasional droplets of rain began to envelop us, those words reverberated through the open field and surrounding forest as we stood under the large walnut tree… It was at this moment that all my doubts faded. I had just lived the most poetic and symbolic day of my life.
Maddi + Zach we are touched by your humility and grace. We are always in awe when unexpected circumstances shine a light on the most beautiful displays of love. Thank you for trusting us (and all of your creative wedding team) with change and for the honor of getting to know you both. We will never forget these moments with you. Much Love, Melanie + Rick
Advice from the for the bride:
As we all know, there are a lot of duties and responsibilities in planning the wedding. Remember to ask for help, take time to think of people and their feelings, and highlight family as much as you can. Life is filled with challenges and many people are in need of joy and celebrating the good in life. By allowing people to be involved in the process, it gives them a chance to celebrate more deeply, which is good for the soul, and makes the day more special.
To achieve their desired eclectic look, each guest had a different and unique vintage plate, and no table setting was the same.
Advice from the groom for the groom:
Try your hardest to make the dreams of your bride come true on the big day. For me, this meant making sure we had the ceremony outside under a tree despite rain for the first 5 minutes of the ceremony and a tornado watch earlier that day.
Maddi shares her favorite moment:
Singing worship songs next to Zach during the ceremony. I had a lot of fears when I saw it start to rain shortly before walking down the aisle. The rain lifted at the perfect moment, and there was a sense of relief and gratitude among everyone in attendance, and it felt very right to sing for joy…
While black storm clouds rolled in and forced us to move quickly from brief outdoor photos with their bridal party to unexpected indoor photos with the family, M +Z’s patience and calm were rewarded…
The storm passed and the rain let up. They agreed to allow us to steal them away from their guests for a moment and it was glorious… rainbow and all.
To see Maddi + Zach’s Wedding Video by Josh Munyan, watch here:
Thank you so much to a wonderfully creative team of vendors. You helped make Maddi + Zach | Romantic + Rainy Mildale Farm Wedding absolutely beautiful!
Venue: Mildale Farm
Caterer/Cake: Town Square Catering
Florist: Yellow House Flowers
Ceremony Music: Denny Reeves, Josiah Majerus, and Isaak Pearson
DJ/Lights: Elite Sounds Entertainment
Makeup/Hair: Kelly Cordray
Videographer: Josh Munyan
Photography: Rick Messina Photography