Beautiful Photo Proves Rain Can Make A Wedding All The More Magical

[Photo: Facebook/Thomas Stewart Photography]

Most couples hope and pray for the sun to shine on their wedding day, but one photograph has proved that a downpour isn’t the worst thing that can happen. In fact, it can make for some stunning snapshots.

One pic in particular from Jessica and Nick Gower’s New South Wales wedding has gone viral after professional photographer Thomas Stewart posted it on Facebook.

The image shows the couple standing under an umbrella together as the rain falls around them, giving the shot a truly magical feel.

[Photo: Facebook/Thomas Stewart Photography]

Before the ceremony, like any bride, Jessica was wary of the rain and was stressed on her big day after waking up to an overcast sky. After all, how was she to know that a downpour would create such a beautiful image?

“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,” she told Daily Mail Australia. “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.”

[Photo: Facebook/Thomas Stewart Photography]

Luckily the rain didn’t start during the ceremony, but made an appearance during the reception – which is when Stewart asked the couple if he could take some pics of them in the drizzle.

“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,” said Jessica. “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.

“When we saw the photo the next morning on Facebook I was just totally blown away – it was amazing and heaps of people were sharing it and saying it was like a fairytale.’

[Photo: Facebook/Thomas Stewart Photography]

It’s not the first time that Stewart’s made headlines. Just like week he went viral after calling for “unplugged weddings” after guests taking their own photos of a bride walking down the aisle made it difficult for the groom to see anything.

“Right, I’ve had enough,” he wrote on Facebook. “I want to talk to you all about guests using mobile phones / cameras at weddings. I want to plead with you, and I’m going to make this very simple: brides and grooms, please have a completely unplugged wedding ceremony.

“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.

“This sucks. And I’m not blaming these guests in particular; I actually take a large amount of responsibility for this occurring. In the past I should have been more specific with my clients in explaining to them why guests should be told no photos. Well, from now on, I’m going to make a pretty big deal about it.”

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