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IN People ON 10 Nov, 2015
A bride's worst nightmare, a wet wedding, turned out to be her best fantasy. The wedding of Jessica Gower, 30, and her husband Nick in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales met a downpour, and became even better!
'We had gone up on the Thursday night and it was misty and freezing cold and I was really worried about what it was going to be like,' Mrs Gower told Daily Mail Australia. 'On the Saturday morning it was raining and quite cloudy and I had to make a call on whether we had the wedding outside or not by midday. 'In the lead up I was stressed but on the day - even though there were clouds in both directions - I decided to just go ahead and have it on the lawn overlooking the lake like I'd always imagined... we had umbrellas to give everyone if it did rain.'
'Our photographer Thomas was a legend and he came up to us during the reception - we were all dancing by that point - he said it was raining outside and offered to take us out for a minute or so and grab some photos,' Mrs Gower said. The sun was blazing through the clouds, before it hid alright at the reception time.
'We were out on the driveway of the venue and it was really nice because Nick and I wanted to spend some moments together so we were really happy to outside and have that time together,' Mrs Gower revealed. 'Thomas said it would be awesome - he called it a drizzle shot - and we went out in the freeing cold so we were close together and just having a moment.'
According to Mrs. Gower, when the next day she saw the pictures on Facebook, she was mesmerized, and, a lot of people were sharing it, saying it was like a fairy tale! Thomas revealed that he has an inclination towards mist, fog, rains, and like shooting people in such a weather.
'I secretly love when it rains during the reception - we were in there and it started to pitter patter outside and I got pretty excited and had this idea for a shot and suggested I set up the shot,' Mr Stewart told Daily Mail Australia. 'I didn't want to drag them out so I went out and shot five frames and we went back inside - I'm very conscious of the fact that it's their wedding and they want to be having fun.'
'Look at this photo. This groom had to lean out past the aisle just to see his bride approaching. Why? Because guests with their phones were in the aisle and in his way,' Mr Stewart fumed. 'They [guests] have no idea how to stay out of our way. They often ruin many of our shots. They will make our photos worse. Imagine you're in the middle of your wedding ceremony. You're elated,' Mr Stewart continued. 'You decide to take a quick glance towards your guests as you're sure they're sharing these happy moments with you, possibly even shedding a tear of their own. What do you see? NO FACES AT ALL AS THEY ARE ALL HIDDEN BEHIND PHONES AND CAMERAS!' The photographer was clearly annoyed with this state of affairs.
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