Our couple today, Shelli and Christopher, didn’t get the idyllic blue skies and sun that usually go along with a destination wedding. In compensation though, they did get some very dramatic photos! But this is perhaps appropriate for a couple who chose their wedding location because of a John Steinbeck essay entitled Positano.
Both Shelli and Christopher love traveling and it was actually on a road trip that they got together for the first time, years after they met in high school. When the planning was finally over, joined by twenty of the couple’s family members and closest friends they journeyed across the ocean for a Positano destination wedding and an amazing holiday. When the wedding day came, torrential rain meant that the ceremony had to be moved indoors. However someone was smiling down on them because just as the ceremony ended, the clouds cleared- in time for some great photos with W. Scott Chester Photography. Read on for another very special reason that this couple think that rain is lucky on your wedding day!
Shelli and Christopher started out with a theme for their wedding: the colour scheme and style would be based on a Rand McNally Atlas from 1958. This would give day a retro travel feel and their base colours to work with would be red, aqua, green and mustard. Overall their decor had a nostalgic and whimsical flair which worked really well. They wanted their invitations to be brightly colored and to reflect traditional Positano style and map elements, so they ended up with the cheery complementary suite above, tied with blue and white baker’s twine.
Ceremony and Reception
And for those who have rain on their wedding day- it will happen to some- take heart from Shelli and Christopher, who think it is the luckiest thing that can happen. Nine months to the exact date of their wedding, their daughter Lumen was born! What a great story (and what a pretty girl’s name). Thanks so much to W. Scott Chester for sharing these gorgeous images with us.