Back in April we were honored to photograph Megan and Dustin's wedding at Oldfield in Okatie, SC. As usual, we went out to Oldfield a couple of times before the big day to get our ducks in a row. First we met with Oldfield's Event Director, the fabulous Danielle, to get her take on how the day would flow. Then we scouted locations for those key shots that we were planning. We also met with the bride's parents at Oldfield (since the bride and groom are out-of-towners) to run our thoughts by them and get their input. We had a great plan in place.
And then in rained... but it was okay! On Friday evening, the weather was so icky and there was so much rain that the rehearsal was canceled. So not only was the ceremony shifted to a different location, but the wedding party didn't have a chance to run through the ceremony beforehand, and I didn't have a glimpse into the flow myself. Although we had a step-by-step schedule in our hands and perfect spots picked out for perfect shots, we had no problem adapting to the uncooperative weather. I've done this enough that I know how to be flexible, and in fact, surprises often produce the best results. The wedding was perfect, and we got some great shots to tell the story of the day.
Luckily, Oldifeld has a great rain plan. Instead of being out on the lawn behind The River House as planned, we were in The Outfitter's Center, which offered an intimate, charming ambience, with its screened walls, brick floors and fireplace, not to mention the awesome ceiling rafters.
In the end, the rain didn't matter. Danielle and Oldfield were prepared, Megan and Dustin still got married, everything was beautiful, and we all had a fabulous time.
Congratulations, Megan & Dustin! Best wishes for many years of happiness!