They say it's good luck if it rains on your wedding day.
Alanis say it's ironic.
Well, we didn't wish for rain on ours over nine years ago, in fact that was the last thing we wanted. We even picked our wedding date to be as early as possible in hurricane season because we hoped it wouldn't storm! We got married at a gorgeous church that Robby's family has been going to for three generations, in the heart of Coral Gables, FL. The wedding day was sunny and bright. Why we didn't take any photos outdoors still drives me crazy. We didn't even think about it. Thank youuuuuuu, wedded bliss!
After a few hours of dancing the night away at the reception, we were ready to say our good byes. As everything was winding down and people were beginning to leave, I heard that it might rain. Back in those days I had a Blackberry Pearl, which I loved. Anybody else have one of those? I was addicted to the Brick Breakout Game. Anyway, it also had a weather app, so I checked it, and OH MY GOODNESS! Red letters were scrolling across the top of the screen saying FLASH FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT.
It poured. Torrential downpour.
There was a break in the rain, so we thought we might make a run for it. Then we found out that Billy, one of Robby's best men, wrapped our entire care in saran wrap! So the poor guy had to go out in that storm to remove the wrap from the front doors so we could get in our car. He got drenched!
We scrambled into the car and headed North up the Palmetto to go to our hotel. Traffic was pretty bad, and water was actually pooling up, even on the highway. The plastic milk containers that had been tied to our bumper were actually floating! The Palmetto made a turn East toward the beach and the rain stopped, traffic cleared and we made it to our hotel in a pretty decent amount of time all things considering. Rob was still in his linen suit and I was in my gown as we checked in. The Hotel upgraded us to an Ocean View Suite. Yay! The sun breaking through the clouds in the morning was breath taking.
Good luck? Ironic? I'm not sure. But it sure was memorable.