I left Durban on the Saturday in blazing sunshine and arrived in the Midlands in the middle of a rainstorm, not a great start to the day. The rain did slow down after a while but just briefly and the rest of the day the grass and flowers smiled while we did our best to make the most of the situation. Alex and Clare were very relaxed about the day and I have to admit I was quite excited at our last meeting when they told me that the service meant a lot to them and was the most important part of the day. I often feel like the service is just a formality for some couples so when Alex and Clare told me this it was like a breath of fresh air. It was a special service which was officiated by Alex’s minister from his school days and seemed to be full of meaningful messages and advice for the special couple. Once we finished the group photograph outside the church and all the family photographs we headed off to the common for the photoshoot only to find that we could not go there due to some repairs and maintenance that was being carried out at the time so we changed our plans and stuck to the nearby grounds. After a few minutes the rain started again and I have to say that the entire bridal party braved the weather and did not make a fuss about getting wet and walking through some mud puddles. The reception hall was done out beautifully and the rest of the proceedings went off smoothly thanks to the wonderful staff at Granny Mouse. At the end of the night I finished off by lying in some puddles outside while trying to photograph the couple along with the pouring rain. I can’t believe my equipment was still working after that as everything got soaked, go Nikon. Thanks to Alex and Clare for making the day so enjoyable and easy despite the dodgy weather.