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Lindsey + Chris - Weathering The Storm

Ian Shiver

In the song I've included below, a wonderful cover by Owen of the band Rainer Maria, the first lyrics are "Have faith in the blue lady". That couldn't be more fitting for Lindsey and Chris's wedding - if the blue lady is the ocean - or the tropical storm that morning =)

I drove to Bethany Beach that morning from Philadelphia in the pouring rain. I was shooting this one alone, in a place I'd never been, and by the time I got to the beach it was a straight-up monsoon. Parts of the road near Addy Sea were completely flooded, and I'm pretty sure I floated around one or two turns. But when I got to the venue - a spooky old (and very haunted) bed and breakfast right on the water - everyone was in the best of spirits. Bridesmaids were sitting on the floor drinking champagne, Drake was playing over the bluetooth speaker, and everyone was smiling like it was the sunniest day of the summer. And we all agreed "fuck it, we're gonna shoot in it anyway, whats a few sheets of rain between friends?" but just as we were ready to fare it, it stopped. Instead of a storm, we got to take a long walk down the streets of a sleepy off-season beach town and empty sand dunes with a perfect grey sky. 

Now press play on the track, scroll down slowly, and always have faith in the blue lady. 

Ceremony + Reception Venue: Addy Sea Bed & Breakfast |Event Planner: Maggie Verts | Wedding Gown:  BHLDN | Groom's Suit: Banana Republic | Hair Stylist + Make Up Artist: Nic Cirillo| Florist: Blossoms, Inc. | Rentals: Coastal Tented Events | Cake: Sweet Disposition | DJ: Tom Barrett Disc Jockeys