My Notes From 2014

On December 26, 2014

As this year is coming to an end, I’ve seen lots of top ten wedding trends for 2014, etcetera. It got me thinking about what I have noticed this year. One of the most distinctive things I observed was that brides and grooms were really embracing natural disasters on their wedding day.


Photograph by Laurie Pearman Photography

I remember seeing a photo of a bride and groom kissing with a roaring forest fire behind them. They rushed through their ceremony and got some incredible photos taken. I read that the couple was evicted shortly after the photos were taken but the couple didn’t let the fire wreck their day. There was also a bride and groom kissing with a tornado behind them. I found those photos very intriguing as well, and a lot of other people did too. I saw them all over Facebook and Twitter for a few weeks. Lastly, I recall seeing photos of a bride and groom with a lightning bolt behind them. Those photos aren’t necessarily as fascinating as the fire or the tornado photos, but they are still stunning because we all know how hard it is to take a photo of a lightning bolt. Generally, people also have a healthy fear of lightning and storms. Not many people would stand outside in a storm to get a photo like that….Plus these couples are all dressed up! Most brides would not risk ruining their dress, make-up and hair.


Photograph taken by Josh Newton

I think the majority of couples would decide to postpone their wedding if these things were to happen on their wedding day. These couples truly embraced these natural disasters that happened on their special day. Looking at these photos, I can’t help but feel the love between the couple. They didn’t let anything stop them from getting married and still had a great wedding day. Plus, it definitely left them with a story to tell!

It got me thinking that maybe these weddings are just special because of the fact that they weren’t ruined though. Plus are the pictures about the wedding anymore? They are more about the natural storm/disaster in the background, aren’t they? We also saw a lot of spins with these types of photos….I’ve thought of three different ones in a matter of seconds. It’s almost going back to the whole Pinterest copying idea. Are these photos unique ? I sort of think that because of the first viral photos, other couples decided to continue their wedding day when a natural disaster was happening.


Photograph taken by Colleen Niska

I’ve got mixed emotions about these types of photos. I do however commend these couples for embracing things that are out of our control. These couples have proved to us that we can always make the best of a bad situation. Maybe these photos have allowed us to understand that no matter what happens on your wedding day, it will still be the best day of your life. Weddings should be about the couple and the fact that they are going to spend the rest of their lives together. Sometimes we just need simple reminders like these photos!!


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