Mother Nature Can Sometimes be an Unwelcome Guest but We’re Ready for Her!
Oh the joys of warm weather weddings! Tis the season! Nothing evokes a festive mood like triple-digit temperatures, sweat dripping down the back of your legs and an outdoor ceremony that instantly makes your grateful for the person who invented air conditioning! We get it… because our wedding professionals feel the heat right along with you and your guests.
Weddings planned in peak season of summer may have you worrying about the elements; humidity, storms, mosquitos… to name a few. So what do you do when you know you have a wedding in July or August? You plan ahead. Pick out an air-y dress, hydrate throughout the day, have essentials crammed in your purse or pockets that won’t leave you looking like the aftermath of a melted ice cream sundae. Same goes for our team at Mike Staff Productions. Our team plans ahead so we are ready for whatever Mother Nature throws our way, whether we know it’s coming or not.
Experienced Wedding Professionals Make a Difference
Recently, some of wedding photographers, videographers and DJs were in the thick of Mother Natures summer wrath. They knew 90 degree weather was on the menu for their Saturday event, with triple digit ‘real feel’ temps to back it up. What did they do? Started preparing days in advance.
See, after two decades of experience in the wedding industry our contractors know better than to take chances on your wedding. Hot weather can take a toll on equipment and the body quickly. Photographer Amy made sure she started hydrating on Thursday. Lots and lots of water.
“I drank water, gatorade, water, gatorade all day. Probably 4 of each throughout the day.. maybe more. I ALWAYS had something to drink with me and the cooler I brought was never far away from me.”Photographer, Amy – Mike Staff Productions
Also in Amy’s cooler, a handful frozen wash cloths. Not only did she use them to keep cool while taking photos but she shared them with the bride and groom who were looking for quick relief.
“At one point, when power was flickering due to the storms, the groom was practically red, damp and just miserable. He was incredibly grateful for the cool.”Photographer, Amy – Mike Staff Productions
Our Wedding Professionals Back-up… Everything (Even Venue)
While our team felt they had a good handle on the heat, it was the last minute severe storms that blew through at their outdoor ceremony that (literally) sent guests scrambling. But not our team.
When equipment got wet, they dried it off and grabbed their back up cameras, lights and sound boards. When their back equipment got wet, they grabbed the back up to the back up. Our team lost several major pieces of equipment at this particular wedding but because they had three or four back up cameras on hand, a single shot wasn’t missed.
You Need a Backup for Your Outdoor Ceremony
Coordinating a plan B ceremony location with your wedding venue is crucial in case of bad weather. But what do you do when the doppler is clear until there’s a popup storm as you walk down the aisle?
This scary situation recently happened at several events. That’s when couples turned to our experienced team for assistance. Our photographers deftly surveyed the sky, consulted with the couple and made a split second decision to talk to coordinators and rush the events to more controlled environments.
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A few minutes of setting up ceremonies at covered locations, drying couple’s wet clothes (and a few tears), and grabbing up back up equipment was necessary, but in the end, our couple’s got amazing photos and videos – and a story to tell!
Ready to bring your wedding to life? Mike Staff Productions is here to help with any of your wedding planning questions! Feel free to give us a call (877.689.0777) or drop us a line at [email protected].