On the morning of the wedding, the forecast called for thunderstorms to roll in between 7 and 8pm, exactly when the reception would be taking place. We couldn’t wait much longer to see how the skies panned out because if there was going to be a location change, we had to get to work notifying guests and vendors. Just before their ceremony, Tricia made the ultimate decision. Though it would mean tossing out a lot of their original plans, she didn’t want to risk torrential downpours ruining their reception and the enjoyment of their guests. So, she resorted to the backup plan.
And you know what? The Carmelle Reception Center was an absolutely beautiful venue. Once Tricia made the decision to switch the location she did not look back. It didn’t seem to bother her one bit that she was settling for plan B. She was just completely caught up in wedding day bliss. I think I was more disappointed than she was and it wasn’t even my wedding!
The ironic part was that it never rained.
After a crazy day of sending out mass emails, updating the wedding blog, leaving recorded messages on answering machines, contacting all of the vendors, printing out hundreds of maps indicating the new location, and ultimating setting up everything in a reception center that previously hadn’t been given one glance, it never rained. It was still really windy, but it never rained.
What are the chances?
With everything being arranged and thrown together last minute, the reception actually ran very smooth. I think the biggest thing that went wrong was that the little voltive candles next to the centerpieces never got lit. If that is all that was forgotten after a whirlwind day, I think we can call the event a grand success!
The guests still piled in, there were smiles on everyone’s faces, and we were all so happy to celebrate Tricia and Jacob.
A few more shots were taken before the reception started.