Mia & Guy's wedding started off with a bang - literally. The beautiful outdoor ceremony designed and styled by Hey Look was set at the shore on Valkosaari island next to the old ship barn where the reception would hold place. The groom and his groomsmen and half of the guests were already there, waiting for the bridal party. Then the clouds rolled in . fast. Within minutes it was pouring down and everybody was helping the ladies of Hey Look move the ceremony inside the barn. This is where I transition from photographer to helper in need - saving the beautiful ceremony elements and making sure all the guests were safe and dry took priority over documenting the buzz.
Just a few moments later we were all safe and dry cozied into the wooden ship barn, candles burning, while the rain was thundering heavily onto the metal roof of the building. Some would call this a nightmare - instead of a beautiful, sunny outdoor ceremony, we now were nestled into one end of this barn. But it was everything but - the atmosphere was intimate, personal and warm, almost magical. And the ceremony that followed when the bride had finally made it through the rain onto the island, was one of the most beautiful I have ever witnessed.