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Willow & Jonathon Wedding

Can You Stand the Rain

I've heard lyrics speaking about getting through the good times and bad times. This wedding sort of defined that thought through and through.

I was reluctant to snap some photos on my Mirrorless Camera for a family friends wedding as we arrived at the original location outside of Isle, MN. My fear was the fact I saw some looming clouds in the distance as we rolled up. As the wedding started I received a text notification of a Tornado warning in Mille Lacs County, so my intuition was on point. Soon the storm took over the wedding and we had to move the ceremony to the reception. Which was a barn on the Aiktin county line. I could go on about my experience with the weather because it was truly a day not to forget as I hadn't had such a wonderful time. The rain came down like a waterfall and as I ran back to the car I made sure I jumped in as many puddles as I could. At this point, we transitioned to the barn.

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I was reluctant to snap some photos on my Mirrorless Camera for a family friends wedding as we arrived to the original location outside of Isle, MN. My fear was the fact I saw some looming clouds in the distance as we rolled up. As the wedding started I received a text notification of a Tornado warning in Mille Lacs County, so my intuition was on point. Soon the storm took over the wedding and we had to move the ceremony to the reception. Which was a barn on the Aiktin county line. I could go on about my experience with the weather because it was truly a day not to forget as I hadn't had such a wonderful time. The rain came down like a waterfall and as I ran back to the car I made sure I jumped in as many puddles as I could. At this point, we transitioned to the barn.


This wedding was a blessing for many reasons, one of them being an inaugural showing of the barn that my sort of Father in Law had been refurbishing for a couple of years. Secondly, the brides family and dear friends of mine had pitched in over the summer months to put this thing together. Lastly, the energy of this venue was eye-opening to all the hard work that went into this project.

This wedding was a blessing for many reasons, one of them being an inaugural showing of the barn that my sort of Father in Law had been refurbishing for a couple of years. Secondly, the brides family and dear friends of mine had pitched in over the summer months to put this thing together. Lastly, the energy of this venue was eye-opening to all the hard work that went into this project.


The family reassembled the wedding party to the barn a couple hours later. As everyone shared there experience of the rain fall it was time to walk down the aisle.


The wedding ended on such a serendipitous moment as the storm clouds had passed in the distance making for an amazing backdrop to the golden hour tones of the relocated ceremony. And at dusk, the fog rolled in providing an ominous presence as visitors walked upon the murky puddles. All in all, I would say this was the most memorable wedding I had attended in all my years.






Footnotes: The first photo was shot on my Iphone XR.


Location: Isle, MN