“Like rain after drought, being together—even in a downpour–is good for our souls.”
— Chris (The Groom)
Chris and victoria were married — after a reschedule from 2020 to 2021 — at Cedar Creek Barn in Winona, Minnesota. It rained all but 45 minutes of their wedding day.
But it’s all about attitude.
Chris reminded us that we were in a drought, both literally and figuratively. The downpours were welcomed after a tough drought gripped Minnesota. Similarly, loved ones were a welcome sight on this happy day, especially after being apart for most of 2020.
Family and friends cozied up during the ceremony and enjoyed the downpour as their two favorite people exchanged a very quick set of vows. Although we were all drenched (and Victoria was the only person with a backup outfit), I think this was probably the most fun I’ve ever seen a group of guests have at a wedding. The rain revitalized something we had lost during COVID-19 shutdowns.
It was an amazing experience, and probably one of the most fun weddings I’ve ever gotten to photograph.
The rain paused twice during the day — once right before the ceremony, and once just after dinner. We used those breaks to sneak in a few outdoor photos in the breathtaking Winona landscape before the rain started again.
Congratulations, Chris and Victoria!
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Rachel Lahlum is a Minneapolis wedding photographer with experience in hundreds of weddings and engagement sessions. She takes a guided approach towards working with couples, from helping with planning and scheduling, to guiding with poses and prompts during the session. Her photography is crisp, clean and bright, with true-to-life colors and a mix of traditional poses and candid moments.