After months and sometimes years of careful planning, a rainy forecast on your wedding day can feel like a major annoyance.  This is especially true if you have been planning an outdoor wedding.  However, there are some superstitions and various cultures that recognize rain on your wedding day as a sign of good luck.  

One superstition is that when you ‘tie the knot’ on a rainy day, your marriage will be hard to unravel just like the knot in a wet rope is hard to untie. And in some cultures, a light wash of raindrops on your wedding day is considered good luck, symbolizing cleansing and renewal for your new life together

There are many positives to having a rainy-day wedding, so if Mother Nature sends some rain your way, don’t despair:  

Rain makes for one-of-a-kind wedding photos.  The mist and soft light are not easy to recreate on a sunny day.  

For an outside ceremony, a little rain keeps your flowers looking fabulous for longer.

Rain is one of those forces that makes people want to slow down, take a breath, and enjoy the place they are in…can you think of anything better for this memorable day?

And one of our favorites here at Brix and Columns Vineyards…. there’s a chance of a rainbow!  What could be more incredible or romantic than a rainbow in the background of your wedding photo?

So, while you may be dreaming of a beautiful sunny sky to enhance your wedding day, have a fun contingency plan in case Mother Nature sends a few raindrops your way.

Photos courtesy of: Erin Baugher and http://j-ellisphotography.com/

Brix and Columns Vineyards is an elegant all-season farm winery and premier wedding venue.  We are located in the heart of the Central Shenandoah Valley, surrounded by both the Blue Ridge and Massanutten mountains.  We offer southern charm, stunning views, and award-winning wines.

We are conveniently located near Harrisonburg and Charlottesville.  A two-hour drive from Richmond and Northern Virginia, Brix and Columns Vineyards is the perfect vineyard wedding venue location.