What happens when you choose your date and venue with the vision of a beautiful ceremony under blue skies and then you’re faced with thunderstorms, hail and 100% chance of rain all day?  You’re faced with that decision to move it indoors.  It makes you want to throw a temper tantrum but also you realize there is nothing you can do about the weather.  Mother Nature can sometimes be a fickle asshole.  Yep, I said it.

I will say, that if it is under 75% chance of rain during your window of time the ceremony is scheduled, please allow some wiggle room.  Keep it outside, take the risk.  We have photographed a few indoor ceremonies when the wrong call was made and it was just overcast all day.  The colors and soft lighting on overcast days are what photography dreams are made of.

But in the chance that your beautiful outdoor wedding gets moved inside, make sure your quality of photos isn’t lost.  Here is a peek at a handful of weddings that were originally planned to be outside that, sadly, were moved indoors… and a couple tips on how to make it work.

The Stables indoor wedding ceremony

First, I should note, IF we were “natural light photographers” aka don’t know how to use off camera lighting, this entire ceremony would have been backlit and horrible.  Luckily, our lighting was already in place and planned for the reception, we simply used our reception setup and rolled with it.

the stables whitehouse indoor ceremony wedding photos

the stables whitehouse indoor ceremony wedding photos

the stables whitehouse indoor ceremony wedding photos

the stables whitehouse indoor ceremony wedding photos

the stables whitehouse indoor ceremony wedding photos

the stables whitehouse indoor ceremony wedding photos

the stables whitehouse indoor ceremony wedding photos

the stables whitehouse indoor ceremony wedding photos

the stables whitehouse indoor ceremony wedding photos

the stables whitehouse indoor ceremony wedding photos

the stables whitehouse indoor ceremony wedding photos

the stables whitehouse indoor ceremony wedding photos

the stables whitehouse indoor ceremony wedding photos

the stables whitehouse indoor ceremony wedding photos

Toledo Country Club indoor wedding ceremony

So here is what’s up with TCC’s indoor ceremony setup… it is TOO tight.  It is extremely limiting as far as angles go, as we’re not typically able to maneuver to the nonexistent side aisles… even when I attempt it with my best yoga moves.  From a photography stand point, that is the only change I’d wish be made, as well as a slightly wider middle aisle but when you’re trying to get 200+ people into a 20×20 room, it may not happen.

Toledo Country Club indoor wedding ceremony photos
Toledo Country Club indoor wedding ceremony photos
Toledo Country Club indoor wedding ceremony photos
Toledo Country Club indoor wedding ceremony photos
Toledo Country Club indoor wedding ceremony photos
Toledo Country Club indoor wedding ceremony photos
Toledo Country Club indoor wedding ceremony photos
Toledo Country Club indoor wedding ceremony photos
Toledo Country Club indoor wedding ceremony photos
Toledo Country Club indoor wedding ceremony photos
Toledo Country Club indoor wedding ceremony photos
Toledo Country Club indoor wedding ceremony photos
Toledo Country Club indoor wedding ceremony photos
Toledo Country Club indoor wedding ceremony photos
Toledo Country Club indoor wedding ceremony photos
Toledo Country Club indoor wedding ceremony photos

Toledo Country Club indoor wedding portraits

Molly and Henry’s wedding portraits, show above, were done during their First Look, when the weather was a-ok so we didn’t have to worry about THAT… BUT for Maureen and Dan’d 2016 wedding, we had to do all the portraits on the TCC porch and inside. As far as weather proof venues go, Toledo Country Club is one of my favorite venues.

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toledo country club rainy wedding photos
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There are so many more weddings I could share… perhaps I will at some point 🙂