46 degrees. Grey skies. Drizzling rain. Not exactly the perfect day in spring for a wedding. But there were no dampened spirits at Ryan and Jen’s wedding at the Greek Garden in Cleveland on May 4. This lovely garden is one of the many along Martin Luther King Blvd. that is part of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.
Jennifer looked radiant in an exquisite ivory laced gown and Ryan quite handsome in a fashionable blue suit with matching bow tie. From looking at these two you could not see any disappointment about the uncooperative weather. They were both so happy that this was their wedding day and they were not going to let anything ruin it. And their English Bulldog, Moose, who was in the wedding party, certainly didn’t mind a bit of rain.
The mothers distributed clear umbrellas to the 150 guests who didn’t seem to mind much either. The service was only 18 minutes so everyone was quite courteous although there was a bit of confusion trying to go through a receiving line. Though that was actually more because of the setup of the garden than the rain. The wedding planner help an umbrella for me while I signed the marriage license and then I scurried out of there to warm up.
It’s always good to have a Plan B for weather since this is Northeast Ohio. And Ryan and Jen could have held the ceremony at the reception venue. But they chose not to and for the most part it worked out just right. What’s a little misty rain and cool temperatures when surrounded by such love? This was just the first of many challenges in their life together and something tells me that they will be able to handle anything that comes along. Wishing them the best!