"The Social Network of the South"
It poured, the wind howled and the radio beeped with tornado warnings all day long on Caitlin and Jamison’s wedding day last March. And even though their planned outdoor ceremony couldn’t happen, our backup plan involved a warm, glowing Carriage House full of twinkle lights, chandeliers and candles as the rain fell steadily outside. And it couldn’t have been more romantic.
Jamison, a hilarious good old boy through and through, had everyone cracking up all day. Caitlin, a sweet Southern blonde, was a girl smitten with her high school sweetheart. She lit a lantern for a special family member who had passed. They cut their cake with his grandmother’s silver serving pieces. A bluegrass trio picked Canon in D on a violin, a banjo and a mandolin as Caitlin’s dad walked her down the aisle and he cried when he gave her away.
That day, the photographer,Terri Smith of Terri Smith Photo, was excited, telling me how the rain makes everything look extra magical. And my goodness, she was so right.
Just as we embrace the south's most charming qualities, we must accept that unpredictable weather is just part of the package. And the best news? Rain or shine, he’ll be your husband (or she'll be your wife!) at the end of the day. Plus, chances are, the groom will look quite chivalrous in those wedding pictures as he holds the umbrella over that pretty white dress. Take that, tornado warnings. (;