One thing we adore about weddings is the whimsy. You know, those ridiculously cute details you just can’t get over? Like using customized fortune cookies as placeholders or putting disposable cameras on the table so your guests can snap away for themselves? How clever, you think to yourself, shaking your head in admiration. I would never have thought of that. But, never fear, brides-to-be: Most often, it seems, the most impressively whimsical touches come out of pure, last minute necessity.
Case in point? We were at a wedding in NYC this past weekend, a simply stunning, gorgeous wedding. The catch? Looming dark clouds that eventually gave way to rain. The solution? A well-dressed, smiling woman (member of the family, we presume) handing out umbrellas to each guest leaving the church for the six block walk to the reception. The result? A parade of well-dressed guests following the bride and groom (and an incredible bagpipe player, but that’s neither here nor there), all strolling under navy umbrellas reading “Scott & Jess.” It was quite a sight to behold, we’re sure, as evidenced by the smiling people that looked out from windows and stopped to watch on the sidewalks.
The moral of the story, ladies? If you get creative when potential problems arise, you, too, could be the clever bride that has people shaking their heads in admiration…
(Above: An umbrella. [Obviously.] Not the “Scott & Jess” one previously mentioned, but a cute one nonetheless. Customize your own umbrella here.)