Sometimes it rains on a wedding day. Sometimes, it even pours. When life surprises you with unexpected thunderstorms, you have a choice. You can be as dark and foreboding as the rain clouds, or you can be the bright, sunny day that chases them away. When LaQuitta and Mario woke up on the morning of their civil wedding ceremony, rain clouds were threatening in the distance. By the time they were saying “I do,” the rain was thundering down outside. But their smiles never waned and their attitudes never darkened – they were married, and that’s all that mattered! They had eyes only for each other and cared only about their start of their new life. And because of them, this day was all the right kinds of sunny… on the inside.
LaQuitta and Mario wanted a simple civil ceremony with only their families and closest friends present. They wanted to get dressed up, exchange vows, and take some beautiful portraits, without all the extra fuss of a full wedding day. When our couples choose us to be a part of this kind of wedding, it’s the highest compliment we can receive! We think civil ceremonies are so romantic, and we love being a part of them!
The rain started coming down as we all started to make our way to the judge’s office. We pulled out our umbrellas and made the most of the situation. After the ceremony, we stayed inside for some portraits. Lucky for us, the Memphis courthouse is a gorgeous location for photos! By the time we got LaQuitta and Mario warmed up in front of our cameras, the rain had stopped. It was as if the weather knew these two just got married and needed a break for some gorgeous outdoor wedding portraits! When we were giving out our goodby hugs at the end of the day, the sun was beaming. It was a gorgeous day for a wedding, rain and shine!
LaQuitta and Mario, we are honored to have witnessed you vow your love to each other. Your smiles and no-stress attitudes kept us going all day, rain or no rain! We’re so glad we got to celebrate with you, and it turned out to be a perfect day! We hope you enjoy this little glimpse into the start of your marriage!