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Rainy Day Wedding Tips

After the glorious sunshine of the bank holiday, we are well and truly experiencing the changeable nature of British weather at the moment as summer moves slowly but steadily into autumn. This week I am focusing on how to prepare for worst case weather  scenario on you wedding day ……what to do if it rains.  Rain need not be the disaster that is seems.  First, as usual a few pictures from our talented team of stylists.

Stylists’ Photos


Holly is our talented stylist who covers the South West and she has had a really busy time recently. Here are several  pictures of just some of the work she has been doing.

Here is pretty bank holiday bride Emma, Holly created lovely hair and make up for her big day.

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Lovely bride Emma

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Emma’s bridal hair

Holly also designed this gorgeous classic, bridal updo for Rhian.

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Rhian’s wedding day hair

Rhian got married at  beautiful Great Tythe Barns in Gloucestershire.This is a  truly quintessential English gem tucked away down a tree-lined driveway amidst 200 acres of privately owned land, making it a secluded and picturesque venue for all occasions.

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Great Tythe Barn

Holly also took part in a wonderful bridal photo shoot and here is one of the vintage inspired looks that she created.

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Vintage look


Our amazing London based stylist Carlos alway had such fabulous photos and this week is no exception. These are from a recent fashion shoot.

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Great hair & make up work from Carlos

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More stunning creative work


Elloise is our versatile stylist who works in and around Sussex. She has been busy creating gorgeous looks for lots of pretty bridesmaids over the bank holiday.

What to do if it rains on your wedding Day

One of the last things a bride wants to think about is what happens if it rains on your wedding day! But the truth is that the more you prepare for this situation, the happier you will be if it does happen. It has even been said that it’s good luck if it Rains on your Wedding Day.

Make A Plan

About six weeks before your big day, write up a rainy day contingency plan you can pass out to your vendors and guests if the skies open up at your wedding. Include alternative directions to a location change and alterations to your timeline that allow for delays in travel time and set up.



Keep It Pretty
Think bright umbrellas for you and your wedding party, adorable Wellies for your attendants (and a special pair for you) and other stormy weather preparations that make light of the dark weather. On the bright side, these changes will make for great wedding photos.

Prepare Your Guests
If there’s even a slight chance it will begin to rain midway through your outdoor wedding ceremony and you’re determined to say “I do” outdoors, make sure you’ve prepared your guests appropriately. Place umbrellas on each guest’s seat so they’re sheltered from the rain and consider placing pashminas on the backs of reception chairs so they’re warm. At the same time, have hair dryers and toiletries in thebathrooms.

Get Creative With Photos
Your photographers will LOVE those overcast skies because they offer some of the best lighting. Make signs to hold up during your photography session that say “Rain, Rain” and “Go Away” or re-enact the iconic rainy Breakfast at Tiffany’s scene with the help of a few trenchcoats (and umbrellas of course). Get playful with lighting and rainy window panes that make for beautiful artistic photos.

Dance In The Rain
If it’s still raining at the end of your event, why not share a dance with your newlywed sans umbrella? These will make for beautiful photos and are a fun way to end the night. Just make sure you’re wearing waterproof mascara and have a dry change of clothes in the limo.

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